Wasteland Kings

Category: Adventures

If dependence is the goal, weakness is the advantage.  I didn’t come up with that phrase. One of my pastors did. I have found myself using it often in the last few weeks though.  It’s been a great reminder during the highs and lows of the last month. If you read my most recent post, you heard about the great adventure God gave me in Albania.  My post focused on my team because great fellowship and teamwork are some of…

Experiencing great fellowship in the context of working towards an eternal purpose is incredible. There is nothing quite like it. I’ve gone on a few kinds of adventures and nothing else tops it.  God invited me to enjoy this wonderful source of satisfaction on another trip to Albania. Again, it was an experience which changed me. Again, I am even more grateful than I expected to be.  I set out on this trip thinking that the team needed my leadership…

If you remember my post from last week, I talked about how a trailer on YouTube happened to have some inspiring truth. Last week’s post talked about the real battle in our lives being the one against ourselves. For this week, we’re discussing the followup truth that might be just as important. In the trailer, there’s a follow up statement to the line ‘the mountain is just a backdrop for you against yourself. The following statement is ‘It’s as far…

Trading Punches with the heart of darkness. – NEEDTOBREATHE I heard this line a couple days ago and it landed hard on my heart. This is exactly what we were doing in Albania. Twenty of us charged into enemy territory and went a few rounds with the forces of darkness. I’m not referring to country of Albania itself as enemy territory. I am referring to the hearts of people. It’s in our hearts where Satan likes to setup his defenses…

There’s nothing quite like being tired. I’ve been a little worn out for a couple of months. I haven’t wanted to admit it. I wanted to convince myself and others of my great resilience and ability to push through difficult things. My 12-step program Regen is one of those difficult things. It costs time, energy, and emotions. I’ve spent my fair share of things in the past, but never like this. Regen has worn me out in a way I…

I want to be great. I don’t want greatness for the sake of greatness though. While it’s incredible to achieve something important or worthwhile, that’s not what I seek. My search is for the approval of others and my God. I assume being great will result in others and God giving me approval. I hope this approval will give me the affirmation my heart desires. With this affirmation, I hope to defeat the insecurities which plague me. One of the…

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