Wasteland Kings

Category: Faith

I am the best Pharisee in the room. God help me. It’s not a small problem. You might think it impossible for a kind, personable, and generous person to be a Pharisee. In reality, it’s very possible. He wrote this blog. I call myself a Pharisee because I am obsessed with my performance and how I stack up against everyone else. I constantly evaluate myself and others based on things like intelligence, accomplishments, and clothes. I easily fall into the…

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…

I wonder how many of us feel like the only person who doesn’t fit in at church? I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt like I’m going through initiation at a fraternity when stepping into church. Even when many of us find a small group and get plugged in, we still fight the feeling of being an outsider. A good deal of this problem comes from our unhealthy tendency to compare ourselves to each other. Because we compare ourselves…

I have experienced a sizable amount of grief from the loss of both my parents. I know that traveling through the valley of pain and grief can be one of the hardest parts of this life. That knowledge inspired me to jot down some of the lessons that I’ve learned from walking through that valley. 1. Grief is Like a Backpack I think it helps to think of grief like a backpack. In my experience, it weighs me down and…

As kids, we all had time management figured out. We’ve unfortunately lost that skill since then. Time management is a really tough part of adult life. It gives most of us some amount of trouble. I know people who use efficiency and discipline to boost productivity, but I don’t know any adult who’s got the problem completely figured out. The only people I know who have a good grasp on time management attend grade school. From what I can tell…

Loneliness makes us see things funny. Whether it be a couple holding hands, the cute girl behind the cash register, or the sensual cover of a magazine, loneliness makes us look at things in a different way. Our loneliness or desire for relationship makes us see things from a flawed perspective. This flaw in our perspective needs to be recognized and addressed in order to successfully navigate our walk with Christ. One of the most common mistakes in my walk…

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