Wasteland Kings

Category: Loneliness

“To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.” Your surroundings make a powerful difference in your life. To an even greater degree, the people who surround you make a difference in your life. The people around you decide whether the world is horseradish or honey and whether you think the world is sweet or sour. I just got back from a great weekend retreat with the team from my Ethiopia retreat. We had a great time, thanks to all…

Do you have a recurring doubt? For me, it’s the marital status of other people. They say comparison is the thief of all joy and it’s true. I feel content in my life until I see younger people getting married. It makes my heart turn cold and jealous. I say younger people because it doesn’t hit as hard to see people my age or older get married. Seeing that doesn’t make my feel like I’ve missed out on something for…

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…

The other day I realized my confidence has grown in the last few months. It hasn’t grown beyond imagining, but I feel a measurable difference in my daily confidence. I looked back over the last few months and concluded my experience at the writer’s conference helped make this happen. The rejection of my book and the people I met built up and strengthened the confidence I feel on a daily basis. I say the rejection helped because it shined light…

While keeping with the overall topic of need, we’re switching to a discussion about major problems and struggles. Some of our biggest needs come from the problems we face or the sins that steal our joy and peace. Most of us, myself included, would say our biggest need in these situations is for the problem or struggle to end. I’ve faced a few figurative mountains, struggles or problems, in my life and there always comes a point where I want…

I was meeting with my small group from church the other day and made a revelation. As I unraveled the events of the past week, I said 90% of my problems come from attitude and not circumstances. This statement wasn’t meant to minimize the tough circumstances of life, I’ve been through a few, but instead point to the heart of all problems; our attitude towards them. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace…

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