Wasteland Kings

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A friend of mine made great point maybe a month ago. We were standing on his lawn when he commented about feeding his heart what it can’t have. His comment was directed at how we compare ourselves with those around us. This comparison tends to isolate and elevate the things we don’t have. If our friend has a great job, we focus on how great the job is. This leads to daydreaming or fantasizing about how great it would be…

Life has carried to some very unexpected places and through some powerful experiences. My twenty eight years on this world have felt full and more satisfying than not. The greatest source of satisfaction has come from freedom; both experiencing it and telling others about it. If you’ve followed along this blog, you know about how God stepped into my life and freed me from the prison of pornography. His prison break was the first step in a long journey towards…

In a recent post, I talked about my thought life. One of the questions in my 12-step book made me realize my thoughts stood in stark contrast to the clean appearance of my life. While my actions seemed to worship God, my thoughts worshipped idols like dating and success. Thoughts are powerful. They can impact our hearts, emotions, and motivations. Some of my thoughts are filled with bitterness and the poison me. These thoughts have been making my heart sick…

Have you ever tried to cut something with a dull blade? It never tends to go well for me. All of my attempts end in lackluster results, frustration, or defeat. I’ve experienced a similar problem when it comes to my conscience. It’s something which is supposed to help me cut through sticky situations. This cut should help me make the correct separation between right and wrong. Last week I discovered it has been failing at this job in one part…

I once experienced an impactful incident which involved a girlfriend and a Starbucks order. In the courtship phase of this relationship, I would bring coffee to said girl when we met at church. It was my ‘subtle’ way of expressing interest in her. When I asked her what she wanted from Starbucks, she’d always give me a simple order. I assumed she didn’t want to ask for something too expensive and didn’t think twice about it. Her order stayed the…

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. This I did. – T.E. Lawrence What is the subject of your dreams? Do you dream of a future life without the problems or pains which currently bother you…

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