Wasteland Kings

Category: Faith

I’ve got this little voice in my head that tells me I can make the life I want. It tells me the right mix of intelligence, word, and experience will get me where I want to be. My head has hit the pillow many nights while planning how I am going to make all of my dreams come true; I’m not talking about Disneyland either. The problem is this voice is wrong because I can’t make the life I want…

I love stories. One of my favorite things in stories is when something small or subtle solves a big problem. There is nothing quite like the moment I realize something I’ve underestimated or forgotten about saves the day. I am a big fan of those twists and I got the unique pleasure of experiencing them during my recovery process. Before I go on, I’ll give a little more context to make sure we’re all on the same page. It’s easy…

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…

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…

Have you ever owned something custom made just for you? I’ve been thinking about this today as I reflect on the process of going through Regen. If you haven’t been following the blog, I am working through a Christ centered 12 step program called Regeneration. The 12 steps aren’t about getting rid of something which plagues me. They’re about gaining something priceless. Going through the steps is helping transform my faith into a more personal and unique relationship with the…

I have a theory about God and traffic. My theory is God understands how frustrating traffic is and he cares about how much it bothers us. This might sound a little weird because we don’t tend to think of traffic as a ‘God’ kind of problem. Our thinking assumes God doesn’t actively care about all the details. I often believe God operates with a ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ mentality. My belief struggles when it’s confronted with Jesus’ active role…

1 2 3 4 18