Wasteland Kings

Tag: freedom

I pulled air in and let it out. This seemed so simple. It also seemed impossible. What would lie on the other side? Would there would be rejection? Maybe it will just be a bunch of anger. Could they ever love me the same way they have in the past? I’ve done amends with three people so far; it’s the central part of the 9th Step of Regeneration. None of them have been easy. The process of actions, thoughts, and…

It’s important to take a moment before I dive into this list. I could not have experienced the freedom I have without God. Without him, all of these steps would get me a partial freedom. This would look something like a work release from prison and it’s quite common with porn addiction. Plenty of guys talk about experiencing long seasons of freedom before falling back into the muck and mire. Partial freedom happens because we change habits and brain chemistry…

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…

We are in a bitter struggle. Temptation, evil, and despair crashes in on us from every front. Some days I want to give up and head for a beach to spend the rest of my days. This desire weakens when I remember we are winning. I heard this line in a movie the other day and it struck deep. It reminded me of our mission to spread light among the world. Though darkness may attack without relent, the forces of…

On Saturday, I made it home from another great adventure. Over the last couple of weeks, I went to Switzerland and Portugal with an old friend of mine. This wasn’t like my adventure in Ethiopia, but God worked through it all the same and brought some things to light.  As I sit at my computer and try to sort through it all, I am struggling to come up with a single theme or primary truth I gained from the trip…

Have you ever seen the pictures from people celebrating after the Nazi Regime surrendered? The day is called V-E Day and the anniversary is still remembered on May 8th every year in Europe. I bring up these pictures because the dramatic celebrations that took place on the first V-E Day give us this incredible picture of what our Christmas celebration should look like. At the heart of Christmas is a remembrance of the day when the tide turned in our…