Wasteland Kings

Tag: stress

Hey Everybody, I recently did an interview with a friend of mine I met at the writer’s conference I attended in March of this year. Her name is Barb Raveling and she’s a great author. Like myself, she writes about and works with people on the hurts, habits, and hangups of our lives. I encourage you to check out her blog. It has a great wealth of resources to help process through some of the difficult things in our lives…

There is power in a name. The freedom to call something out by name and declare it to others gives us a certain kind of power. On the other hand, refusing to call something out gives that thing a power over us. My experience with pornography addiction taught me about this. For years, I could barely whisper the word pornography to the closest of friends. The shame of porn held me captive and it’s power over me kept me from…

Recently one of my pastors pointed out that worry is a sin because God tells us through both Jesus and Paul to not worry (Matt 6:34 & Philippians 4:6). That revelation has become a real problem for me because my default approach to every problem is worry. Trying to not worry has felt like relearning how to walk and surprisingly it’s been absolutely worth it. I didn’t realize that worrying was robing me of life and strength until I started…

Consistently living in the moment is basically impossible. In Matthew 6:34, Jesus tells us to not worry about tomorrow and only worry about today. It’s a clear command that seems pretty simple. It’s also one of the most difficult commands in Scripture. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own. – Matthew 6:34 It’s really hard to follow this command because of the difficulty and incredible number of…

The best way to master our fears is to beat them with faith. Unfortunately, all of us struggle with a lack of faith on a daily basis. All of us wonder whether God really loves us as much as He promises in Scripture. For me, many days feel like a constant battle between my faith and my fear. This battle is decided in my daily choices to either feed my faith or my fears. Most of us respond to the…