Wasteland Kings

Tag: joy

Why doesn’t life ever seem to slow down? I was talking with a good friend and mentor of mine sometime ago. We discussed how a peaceful life always seems to be just around the proverbial river bend. The next season of life always promises to provide the peace we desire. Now, some people do sign up for too many things. We live in a culture which worships busyness. I am not using the word ‘worship’ just for effect either. I…

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…

I’ve got this little voice in my head that tells me I can make the life I want. It tells me the right mix of intelligence, word, and experience will get me where I want to be. My head has hit the pillow many nights while planning how I am going to make all of my dreams come true; I’m not talking about Disneyland either. The problem is this voice is wrong because I can’t make the life I want…

Trading Punches with the heart of darkness. – NEEDTOBREATHE I heard this line a couple days ago and it landed hard on my heart. This is exactly what we were doing in Albania. Twenty of us charged into enemy territory and went a few rounds with the forces of darkness. I’m not referring to country of Albania itself as enemy territory. I am referring to the hearts of people. It’s in our hearts where Satan likes to setup his defenses…

“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…

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