Wasteland Kings

Tag: faith

On Monday, we celebrated our graduation from the 12-step program called Regeneration. It was incredible. The night was filled with an unexpected level of joy. At the same time, there was a temptation to pat myself on the back for what had been accomplished. I had made it through the year long process called Regen. I’d pushed through the hard steps. I’d crossed the finish line with a smile on my face. While those statement are kind of accurate, they…

One of my pastors says living with one foot in the church and one in the world is the opposite of fun. When he says church, he means the body of believers who follow after Christ; not the building. This is an important distinction because many people just show up to the building and don’t experience the fruits of a faithful life. They miss out on the awesome fellowship of spending time with other believers, the benefits of accountability, and…

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…

Hey Everybody, I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything for a little while. A sinus infection rocked my world for a couple weeks and has been unfortunately resilient. I’ve almost kicked it and after two weeks of no writing I’m ready to get back in the game. This week’s post will be a little more casual and less organized because I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. I’m going to mix together some thoughts from my quiet time…

I lay flat on my back staring up at the ceiling. My breath came a little ragged and my head felt light. The recently finished workout had torn me down completely and left me beyond exhausted. I enjoy these experiences of being torn down, worn out, and exhausted because I’ve learned that God is the ultimate rebuilder. The past few weeks brought me a few of these experiences and not just in the gym. I attended a writer’s conference a…

Confidence is something that is easy to talk about and pretty difficult to actually obtain. I’ve heard the full range of opinions on how to gain confidence. Some people say that we just ‘need to be ourselves’ while others suggest we lose a few pounds and buy some new clothes. I’ve tried both of these suggestions and many others but I’ve found that only God’s love gives me the real confidence that I need. I discovered this truth from an…

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