Wasteland Kings

Category: Adventures

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…

Over the last month, I have fought a bitter battle against cynicism. It tries to convince me of many lies and attacks the truths God has shown me. The greatest attacks have come been launched at the truths God showed me in Ethiopia. Cynicism tries to tell me that the best parts of my trip to Ethiopia aren’t applicable here in Dallas. It wants to convince me that ‘reality’ isn’t anything like the close fellowship and impactful work I did over…

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…

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…

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