Wasteland Kings

Tag: 12 steps

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…

I don’t tend to be a ‘stop and smell the roses’ kind of guy. I enjoy the smell of roses and I’ll take a moment to enjoy them. This endeavor will have a hard time distracting me from whatever goal I am charging towards though. When I wake up most days, I ask myself what are things I have to get done today and what are today’s highlights. These highlights don’t have to be jumping out of a helicopter and…

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 will be working through what’s called my inventory for the next six weeks or so. The basic idea is to write down all of the major hurts, habits, and hangups of your life. It’s a major step in my recovery process. While this is not what I would call a fun part of the process, it’s a necessary part. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the life I want without it. Going back and dredging up things from the…

“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…

Have you recently felt unsure of yourself, afraid, or anxious? I have. The circumstances of my personal life and the world around me have made me feel anxious and robbed me of my confidence. This combination of circumstances and feelings have at times made me feel like I’m grasping for straws or scrambling to keep up with everything. I desperately want answers to the questions which assail me and to assuage these difficult feelings. The answers still seem beyond my…

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