Wasteland Kings

Archive: March 2016

It’s scary when my feelings and my faith run in different directions. My faith and feelings have gone in the same direction for most of my life. Guilt and shame have pulled them away from the Bible’s truth at times. Most of the time a good sermon or spiritual experience have brought my feelings back in line with my faith. Going through Regeneration has thrown a little bit of a wrinkle into this trend. In storytelling terms, they call it…

We are in a bitter struggle. Temptation, evil, and despair crashes in on us from every front. Some days I want to give up and head for a beach to spend the rest of my days. This desire weakens when I remember we are winning. I heard this line in a movie the other day and it struck deep. It reminded me of our mission to spread light among the world. Though darkness may attack without relent, the forces of…

A good friend of mine knows watches. He’s got a wealth of knowledge on them and can tell you the good or bad about most watchmaking companies. He can also teach you how to lookout for fakes. This skill is at it’s peak when it comes to Rolex watches. There’s a few different ways to tell if you’re looking at a phony Rolex and he knows each one. This knowledge came in handy when he engaged in the awkward endeavor…

I will be working through what’s called my inventory for the next six weeks or so. The basic idea is to write down all of the major hurts, habits, and hangups of your life. It’s a major step in my recovery process. While this is not what I would call a fun part of the process, it’s a necessary part. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the life I want without it. Going back and dredging up things from the…

In a recent post, I talked about my thought life. One of the questions in my 12-step book made me realize my thoughts stood in stark contrast to the clean appearance of my life. While my actions seemed to worship God, my thoughts worshipped idols like dating and success. Thoughts are powerful. They can impact our hearts, emotions, and motivations. Some of my thoughts are filled with bitterness and the poison me. These thoughts have been making my heart sick…