FROM THE GOD JOURNEY

This is our continuing Tuesday series where Wayne explores the process of transformation of moving us from "glory to ever-increasing...

Coming Home to the Sierras

I look forward every year to our time in the Sierras where my 95-year-old father lives. I love everything about this area—the pines and cedars, granite boulders, the blue water of an alpine lake, a starry night sky clear enough to see the Milky Way with ease, wild lupin, the crunching of dirt, pine needles,…

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Finding a Refuge in Love

I don't think anyone has sent me flowers before. But yesterday, I got an email from a friend in Oregon with a picture of two bouquets of roses.  Mark Warner is a former pastor and former alcoholic who knows the dark side well. His email was titled:  Why I Take Flowers to Two 95... Read More

Cultivating Compassion - Live Today

Instead of adding more anger or fear to the turmoil of our times, what if we added more compassion? One of the attributes of a peacemaker is cultivating a compassionate heart for those who are different from us, especially those who are marginalized. Even Jesus said, that "mercy triumphs over justice." We're exploring how... Read More

The Song Beneath the Virus

Can you hear it? It's the Song of the Ages, still playing beneath the virus and all that's changed in our world. It is fresh from your Father's heart, inviting you into his reality. It's not the loudest song in the wind. Fears of the virus and daily body counts will ring louder. The... Read More

Once More, Into the Breach

We were given an incredible assignment by the Lord to help rescue 120,000 people from certain starvation in North Pokot. We announced a couple of months ago that we had completed that task, and the four villages were now functioning on their own with the resources we helped them develop. Over these past five years,... Read More

The Rudeness of Religion

I heard this from a friend the other day and loved what it unveiled about his heart. "I am only beginning to realize how rude my faith made me." I love that. As people grow more tender in his love, they begin to recognize how adherence to religion doesn't transform us. Instead, it just... Read More

Pardon Me, Your Tribe is Showing

I will be doing a live Zoom session today at 2:00 pm PDT with my coauthors of A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation, Bob Prater and Arnita Taylor. Today's conversation will focus on themes from Chapter 3 about the pluses and minuses of tribalism and how it affects our life.  It is so... Read More

The Prayer of Faith

It is one of the great conversations I enjoy with people when I travel. What is faith, and how does it influence our prayers? Since I haven’t been traveling during this coronavirus, I thought I would respond to this email online.  First, here is the email:  I have been pondering some of the things... Read More

Don't Put Me in Your Binary Box

You will be able to understand better my blog and my podcast if you don’t assume I’m in your binary box. I reject them all. I can think beyond the false boxes politicians, media, and sometimes friends try to put me in. I think you do, too. I helped write a book about that where one... Read More

Language of Healing Live!

I will be doing a live Zoom session today at 2:00 pm PDT with my coauthors of A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation, Bob Prater and Arnita Taylor.  Today's conversation will focus on themes from Chapter 2 and asks why we might want to learn to speak a language of healing into... Read More

There Is a Better Conversation Going On

Yes, I wanted to get your attention. I don't triple-dog-dare anyone to do anything, though I would love for you to think through the issues the author lays out in that chapter. Please don't let the media that amplifies the most extreme voices on the left and the right rob you of the important... Read More

A Fork In the Road

First, Sara and I had a great trip to Denver to be with our son and his girlfriend, Karen. We put on a lot of miles, over a thousand each way.  We took our two dogs with us in a rented RV so we could maintain our anti-COVID bubble.  It all worked out great.... Read More

We're Taking a Bit of a Break

This morning we head off in our rented RV to visit our son in Denver. Road Trip!  We are doing this instead of flying so we have our own little coronavirus protective bubble as we traverse four states. So, we have a few miles to cover and a chance to visit with him. Thus,... Read More

Is America a Racist Country?

I woke up yesterday to this email from a really close friend: "Do you believe there is systemic racism in this country? Do you think we are a racist country? I was just curious about what you thought as I couldn't tell from what I have listened to and what you've written." Great question,... Read More

Going Live Today at 5:00 PDT

First, I want to let you know we have completed The Jesus Story, a twelve-week video class that I did for my grandchildren about appreciating the Bible as the treasure map that can lead us to an adventuresome life in Jesus. These twenty-minute videos are designed to help other parents and grandparents have a... Read More

This Can't Keep Happening

Two more horrible images of racism were added to the national lexicon of our racial divide this week. Both have made my heart hurt this week. The first was the killing of a young, black man in Minneapolis by a policeman who persistently ground his knee into the man’s neck as he lay handcuffed... Read More

The Passion that Has Motivated My Journey

Last week I got into a bit of an email exchange with someone reading the first book I published so very long ago: Tim: I’m reading the Naked church it’s probably an old unedited version because I printed it free off of one of your sites, and it’s in a three-ring binder large print.... Read More

We Have Completed the Work...

It's one of my favorite passages in Acts. Paul and Barnabas return from their first missionary journey and report back to the church in Antioch that, "they had completed the work God gave them to do."  When does that ever happen? Our religious culture doesn't think in terms of tasks that can be done... Read More