Wasteland Kings

Tag: relationships

If someone takes your attention, they can make some dramatic things happen. It’s possible for them to astound you with some magic trick. It’s even possible for them to steal from you. This is an important lesson because each of us has a limited amount of attention. It’s not possible (as far as I know) to do advanced calculus while babysitting a small child. Even if you had enough time to focus on those tasks one at a time, you…

When tragedy strikes, it makes us look for answers that are not easy to find. Why does God allow evil? How do we make our world a safer place? Will evil always plague our lives?  The sobering truth is that the answer is a definitive ‘yes’. Evil will always exist on this side of Heaven. That does not mean we must despair.  It means we should get to work.  The work I am referring to might not be what you’re…

“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…

I saw the Pixar movie Inside Out a few days ago and really enjoyed it. I’m a pretty big fan of most Pixar movies and this one lived up to the expectations set by the other movies. It also delivered on another level because it pointed out a powerful truth in my life. It showed me that I’ve been trying to find enough joy, fun, and satisfaction to smother all the sadness I’ve experienced in my life. My story has…

Like many fun things in this world, video games need to be enjoyed in moderation. Playing the wrong kinds of games or too many of them can cause some problems and I know that from first hand experience. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be great sources of fun, especially when enjoyed with friends. Video games can even teach us about relationships and the best ways to interact with the ones that we care about. I love to play games…

I tend to mix together my desire for intimacy with my worth. That’s dangerous. Intimacy is something that’s meant to be shared between two people and not earned for the sake of increasing my self-worth. The core of this problem is that I think I need to earn intimacy with another person. It’s very natural for me to believe that if I want something then I have to work for it and earn it. That’s not exactly a bad idea…

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