Wasteland Kings

Category: Loneliness

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…

Have you ever read from a past journal? While I have many journals filled with words, I don’t tend to go back and look at them. There was an exercise in my Regen bookwork which kind of forced me to do this though. At the end of Step One, they asked us to write a letter to ourselves. A part of last weeks bookwork (we’re on Step 12 now) was to go back and look at that letter. The contents…

Death is an old acquaintance of mine. He has visited my door a couple times in the the past. He came to take my father and then again years later to take my mother. Both times were some of the hardest of my life. Death rarely comes with any mercy. He does not ask if this is the right time. He leaves a mountain of pain and destruction in his wake. His presence also lingers long after we’d like for…

“Aslan is a lion – the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he – quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr. Beaver…”Who said anything about safe? Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” – C.S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Unconditional love makes me uncomfortable. It sounds like a wonderful thing in my head. I talk about it…

I have struggled in the past with the holiday season. The weeks of November and December can feel like a fog which lowers over my heart and does not disperse until the first week of January. I am unsure of the exact cause and yet I believe my family situation plays a big role. The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends and family. Since the loss of my father and mother, my siblings and I are a…

I mentioned a few weeks back that I recently started to work through a Christ centered 12-step program called Regen. I’m in my sixth week of the process and I’ve learned more than I expected. I’ve also realized my journey will be harder than I assumed. This difficulty is something I’m learning to appreciate. It’s still hard just to talk about going through a 12-step program. My fingers fumbled a little as I typed the first sentence of this post…

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