I was in Prescott and Phoenix, Arizona last week. I spent some fabulous time with lots of people on this journey in some widely diverse settings—from some dialog with a camp staff, to a speaking time in a more traditional congregation meeting in a home, to an all-day conversation with people sorting out this journey, to helping some brothers finish books they’ve been working on, to helping some brothers work through a deep conflict, to a podcast interview with Darin Hufford at the Free Believers Network, and finally to a round of golf on Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore. What a week!
It was great to get home, even thought he workload here is piled high as well. Sara and I aren’t fully used to living in the space we’re in now. I talk about it a bit on the interview above. So many people want a piece of my life and time right now that I’m having to say no to more people than ever. That always doesn’t go down well and I hate that. But I’m also saying yes to more people than ever, though I know that isn’t helpful to the folks I say no to.
Honestly, I don’t like telling people, “I can’t,” but it is the reality of the demands on my time right now. And I will not fill up every moment of every day with these kinds of things. I reserve time to spend with Sara, to replenish my own spirit, and to play with my kids and those incredible grandkids. So I hope you understand when I say, “I can’t.” Hopefully people won’t take it personally. It isn’t.
I do all that Father puts in my heart to do. I may not always get that right, but I will be as honest about that as I know to be.
The only problem with sharing that is that the people asking don’t know before they ask. And some now won’t ask because they hear Wayne is too busy. I hope in all of this we are all looking to the Lord’s leading. If you feel nudged to ask, ask! If I fee