Wasteland Kings

Tag: love

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…

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…

I was scrolling through YouTube the other day and came across this trailer. It’s pretty awesome. There’s a few aspects which stood out to me and yet the quote at the end is what hits my heart the hardest. Video Copyright: [GoPro] The line ‘the mountain is just a backdrop for you against yourself. It’s as far as you want to take it.’ Both of those sentences are great and I’m going to tackle one at a time. If I don’t…

Death is an old acquaintance of mine. He has visited my door a couple times in the the past. He came to take my father and then again years later to take my mother. Both times were some of the hardest of my life. Death rarely comes with any mercy. He does not ask if this is the right time. He leaves a mountain of pain and destruction in his wake. His presence also lingers long after we’d like for…

I want to be great. I don’t want greatness for the sake of greatness though. While it’s incredible to achieve something important or worthwhile, that’s not what I seek. My search is for the approval of others and my God. I assume being great will result in others and God giving me approval. I hope this approval will give me the affirmation my heart desires. With this affirmation, I hope to defeat the insecurities which plague me. One of 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…

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