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Archive: July 2015

Who will be at your funeral? In the past, this question made me wonder how many people will be at my funeral. Will a few dozen people attend or a few hundred? Today I asked myself a very different question because of a news article I read. A little over two weeks ago, Satoru Iwata passed away from cancer. He was the CEO of Nintendo at the time of his death and his role in the company inspired the creation…

Going on my trip to Ethiopia was like drinking from a fire hose of emotional and spiritual experiences.  While I’ve done my best to process and describe them one of them flew under my radar and went unnoticed. It took another experience here in Dallas to bring it to light and help me start processing it. Last Wednesday, I hung out with one of the guys in my community group for a couple hours and we caught up about our…

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 ESV I was talking with a friend the other day and suggested he open doors for Jesus to work in his daily life. He responded with the apt question of ‘how do I do that?’ I wasn’t sure how to answer his question at first because my…

I easily get discouraged and lose heart. When this happens, I doubt whether God wants what’s best for me and sometimes even despair. These are not the prettiest times in my head, heart, and soul. I experienced one of them while I was in Ethiopia and God delivered me from my discouragement and despair in dramatic fashion. It all started with the plane ride. My body does not enjoy traveling on long plane rides and I don’t sleep well on…

I saw the Pixar movie Inside Out a few days ago and really enjoyed it. I’m a pretty big fan of most Pixar movies and this one lived up to the expectations set by the other movies. It also delivered on another level because it pointed out a powerful truth in my life. It showed me that I’ve been trying to find enough joy, fun, and satisfaction to smother all the sadness I’ve experienced in my life. My story has…