Wasteland Kings

Archive: June 2015

When people ask me about my recent trip to Ethiopia, I tell them about the two biggest lessons I learned from the trip. The first lesson was that I thrive when I’m working with other people towards a single goal. While that may sound obvious or odd for a writer, I found it to be a powerful truth. Describing some of my day to day life will help explain the significance of this truth. I spend most of my days pursuing…

As we made our way to the airport in Addis Ababa last Saturday, I was ready for some good rest but not ready to leave. It was an incredible week and it will take more than one post to unravel the many stories and experiences. As I reflected on what to write about first, I thought back to what I posted right before I left. In that post, I talked about the aspect of danger we faced in flying across…

Sometimes God works things to our good in a very unexpected way; He even uses things like fear. In preparing for my trip to Ethiopia, a couple of fears have attacked me. In the process of working through them, God taught me an incredible lesson; I don’t need to understand everything I’m going to deal with in this life. This lesson had a hard time working it’s way into my heart because I have a strong tendency towards self-reliance. When…

I’ve talked with a few people recently about the pressure to perform. Many of us feel a pressure to achieve and maintain a certain standard or accomplish a goal set by someone else. While it can be a good thing to push ourselves, this performance perspective is slowly draining the life from us. When my head comes off the pillow in the morning, one of my first thoughts is ‘don’t waste your day’. In case you’re wondering, that’s not the…

Hey Everybody, In about a week, I’ll be on a plane headed for Ethiopia. I’m going with the organization e3 Partners to evangelize to those who don’t have Jesus in their life. I’m excited about this incredible opportunity and looking forward to stepping foot on that plane. I’ve been training once a month since last November and working on quite a few things. Our team has trained how to use the evangicube, give our testimony, and discuss the differences between…