Wasteland Kings

Category: Faith

Why doesn’t life ever seem to slow down? I was talking with a good friend and mentor of mine sometime ago. We discussed how a peaceful life always seems to be just around the proverbial river bend. The next season of life always promises to provide the peace we desire. Now, some people do sign up for too many things. We live in a culture which worships busyness. I am not using the word ‘worship’ just for effect either. I…

In a world where more and more is acceptable, we have a smaller and smaller need for grace. The problem when I have a smaller need for grace comes when it’s my turn to give it. As Jesus said, forgive as you’ve been forgiven.  If I get to a place where I do not need much forgiveness, I will struggle to offer forgiveness.  We saw this problem played out with the Pharisees. They did not see much (if any) fault…

Hey Everybody, I did an interview for a friend of mine named Barb Raveling. The interview is about struggling to find my identity in God instead of finding it in my writing. You can find the interview here at Barb’s blog. She’s a cool writer by the way. If you’ve got the time, I encourage you to checkout her blog and dig into her other material. I really enjoyed one of her books called the Renewing of the Mind Project…

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…

I don’t tend to be a ‘stop and smell the roses’ kind of guy. I enjoy the smell of roses and I’ll take a moment to enjoy them. This endeavor will have a hard time distracting me from whatever goal I am charging towards though. When I wake up most days, I ask myself what are things I have to get done today and what are today’s highlights. These highlights don’t have to be jumping out of a helicopter and…

I pulled air in and let it out. This seemed so simple. It also seemed impossible. What would lie on the other side? Would there would be rejection? Maybe it will just be a bunch of anger. Could they ever love me the same way they have in the past? I’ve done amends with three people so far; it’s the central part of the 9th Step of Regeneration. None of them have been easy. The process of actions, thoughts, and…

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