Wasteland Kings

Category: Loneliness

I used to love Christmas but these days the season of Christmas and the thought of the coming day puts me in somber spirits. While I used to feel an exciting energy during the Christmas season, now December gives me an empty feeling kind of like the day after my football team lost. That’s a painful reversal and it really frustrated me until I realized that it gave me a really cool opportunity. The absence of the old energy that…

Whether it’s getting married or watching your football team win it all, we all have a few unsatisfied desires. While these desires have previously caused some friction in my relationship with God, I’m slowly learning to see them as opportunities. These unsatisfied desires can help my relationship with God instead of hurt it and that completely depends on how I see them. I’ve noticed that when it comes to unsatisfied desires I assume that I understand them. I came to…

The shame created by our addictions is a very powerful force and plays a large role in holding us back from the love and freedom that God offers us. Shame plays such an important role because it lies to us about our identity and how God sees us. I know from personal experience that shame can convince us that our addictions define us and that they cause God to become disappointed in us or care about us less. We must…

I spend a good amount of time trying to open my heart to the incredible peace, joy, and life that God wants to give me. One of the biggest obstacles to opening my heart comes from the lies of sin. The sin in my life tells me lies that harden my heart and create a kind of block between me and God’s joy and peace. The best example of this comes from how sin tells me that I’m alone in…

On the surface level, I look like a pretty normal guy whose got his life together. This surface level actually disguises the mess of a man with a desperately broken heart. I need healing like my body needs air and when you get to know me you start to realize why. You can’t see my wounds and brokenness on the surface level of things and yet I express them all the same in other less obvious ways. When an animal…

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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