Wasteland Kings

Tag: Loneliness

If dependence is the goal, weakness is the advantage.  I didn’t come up with that phrase. One of my pastors did. I have found myself using it often in the last few weeks though.  It’s been a great reminder during the highs and lows of the last month. If you read my most recent post, you heard about the great adventure God gave me in Albania.  My post focused on my team because great fellowship and teamwork are some of…

I mentioned a few weeks back that I recently started to work through a Christ centered 12-step program called Regen. I’m in my sixth week of the process and I’ve learned more than I expected. I’ve also realized my journey will be harder than I assumed. This difficulty is something I’m learning to appreciate. It’s still hard just to talk about going through a 12-step program. My fingers fumbled a little as I typed the first sentence of this post…

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…

“To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.” Your surroundings make a powerful difference in your life. To an even greater degree, the people who surround you make a difference in your life. The people around you decide whether the world is horseradish or honey and whether you think the world is sweet or sour. I just got back from a great weekend retreat with the team from my Ethiopia retreat. We had a great time, thanks to all…

When people ask me about my recent trip to Ethiopia, I tell them about the two biggest lessons I learned from the trip. The first lesson was that I thrive when I’m working with other people towards a single goal. While that may sound obvious or odd for a writer, I found it to be a powerful truth. Describing some of my day to day life will help explain the significance of this truth. I spend most of my days pursuing…

We live in dark times. It’s easy to see the news and feel despair in the face of such darkness. In times like this, we need hope and yet it’s never felt farther away. In order to find that hope, we must first take a step of faith and choose to fight back against the darkness that oppresses us. Fighting back may sound naive because the size of what we’re up against. Problems like ISIS, sex trafficking, and social injustice…

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