Wasteland Kings

Archive: September 2015

“To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.” Your surroundings make a powerful difference in your life. To an even greater degree, the people who surround you make a difference in your life. The people around you decide whether the world is horseradish or honey and whether you think the world is sweet or sour. I just got back from a great weekend retreat with the team from my Ethiopia retreat. We had a great time, thanks to all…

Do you have a recurring doubt? For me, it’s the marital status of other people. They say comparison is the thief of all joy and it’s true. I feel content in my life until I see younger people getting married. It makes my heart turn cold and jealous. I say younger people because it doesn’t hit as hard to see people my age or older get married. Seeing that doesn’t make my feel like I’ve missed out on something for…

“The battle in your life is against your joy.” I do not know who first spoke these words. John Eldredge uses them in his book ‘Walking With God’, but does not give a specific credit to the woman who first said them. Their lack of source doesn’t detract from their truth. The words sprang back into my head today as I spoke with a friend about pornography addiction, lust, and the war those things wage against our hearts. As the…

On Saturday, I made it home from another great adventure. Over the last couple of weeks, I went to Switzerland and Portugal with an old friend of mine. This wasn’t like my adventure in Ethiopia, but God worked through it all the same and brought some things to light.  As I sit at my computer and try to sort through it all, I am struggling to come up with a single theme or primary truth I gained from the trip…