Wasteland Kings

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“The battle in your life is against your joy.” I do not know who first spoke these words. John Eldredge uses them in his book ‘Walking With God’, but does not give a specific credit to the woman who first said them. Their lack of source doesn’t detract from their truth. The words sprang back into my head today as I spoke with a friend about pornography addiction, lust, and the war those things wage against our hearts. As the…

I easily get discouraged and lose heart. When this happens, I doubt whether God wants what’s best for me and sometimes even despair. These are not the prettiest times in my head, heart, and soul. I experienced one of them while I was in Ethiopia and God delivered me from my discouragement and despair in dramatic fashion. It all started with the plane ride. My body does not enjoy traveling on long plane rides and I don’t sleep well on…

Hey Everybody, I apologize for not having a post ready yesterday morning. I woke up a couple days ago with a painful crick in my neck and it’s stolen most of my focus over the last couple days. Hopefully, it should subside by the end of the weekend and I’ll have a post ready for Monday morning. It frustrates me to post nothing because I struggle with performance and never want to let people down. This provides me a great…

I’ve started working on a couple fiction projects and one thing has become clear; my writing skills need improvement. I still believe in my story ideas but I’m coming to realize I need solid writing skills to get my stories into people’s imaginations. I’ve already started the process and it feels like trying to swallow an ocean of information. For one, there’s a great deal to learn about writing; especially when it comes to fiction. Secondly, I have this absurd…

I was doing a Bible study the other day and ran across a question about how we should treat other people. As I started to write ‘love and respect others the same way that Jesus loves and respects me’, something struck me. I don’t believe that Jesus respects me. While I know that Jesus loves me, I don’t believe that love translates into respect. I assume that He sees me more like a parent sees a young child. That’s an incredible…

This is the first blog of a weekly series called ‘The Life of a Wanderer’. I plan on continuing to write my usual blogs for Monday and then post a blog for this series on Thursdays. This series will focus on what God is teaching me in that week or season of my life. I chose the word wanderer for the title because I don’t know where God is going to take me. The only thing I’m certain of is that He…

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