En Route Home

I’ve had a great 10 days traveling through a bit of British Columbia. I’ve met a lot of people over that time at various stages of sorting out what it means to live free in Jesus. We’ve talked tons about our life in him and learning how we live in the simplicity of his working, instead of the frustration and ineffectiveness of our own. It’s been wonderful.

I fly home tomorrow and probably won’t have to board another airplane this year. I’m going to stick pretty close to home for a while. I do have one car trip in November plan for a BridgeBuilders presentation to the Association of California Administrators and then a weekend in the Oakhurst/Fresno area with some fellow-travelers. Other than that it is time to take some rest and get some stuff done around the office and home. This ends a pretty extensive travel season for me, where I have had multiple trips, back-to-back, that have kept me on the road for 11 to 12 days. It’s all been good, but it’s time to hang around the house so Sara won’t forget who I am.

One of the things we focused on this weekend is that the best expressions of church life do not form in models imposed on people by others who think they know what is best for them. The best expressions of church life rise out of friends and friends of friends that Jesus connects together. In other words the church is not something we build by our efforts, but rises naturally out of people learning to live in his love and sharing that love with others around them. It is hard for some folks to see that, since we have the idea that if we can just embrace the most Godly system we’ll see the church rise in glory. The fact is the church isn’t a system at all, but an extension of the relationships we have with other believers and seeing how Father directs those in that which he might ask us to do and discover together…

I have also not had a ‘send mail’ connection over the last couple of days, so I have a huge backlog of answered emails that won’t go out until tomorrow. So if you’re waiting for a response from me, just wait a day or two longer.

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  1. kent October 28, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Ahhhhhhhh…to be home. I hope you are able to get rested up in the weeks to come.

  2. Rick Creech October 28, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Hope the R&R is wonderful and refreshing, thanks again Wayne for all that you do for Him (which is such a blessing to all of us).

  3. kent October 28, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Ahhhhhhhh…to be home. I hope you are able to get rested up in the weeks to come.

  4. Rick Creech October 29, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Hope the R&R is wonderful and refreshing, thanks again Wayne for all that you do for Him (which is such a blessing to all of us).

  5. Gerry October 29, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks again Wayne for your insight, your love for the Church and your companionship on this journey. May you and Sara be truly blessed as you enjoy home and family.

  6. Gerry October 29, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks again Wayne for your insight, your love for the Church and your companionship on this journey. May you and Sara be truly blessed as you enjoy home and family.

  7. paul October 29, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Wayne,

    It was real pleasure to finally meet you in the flesh after enjoying your books and podcasts for the past few years. We had an awesome time with you in the company of fellow travellers on the journey. We hope we can have you back again soon (try to persuade Sara to come along). We’re praying that God will give us a bigger house so we can host you next time … oh, we’ll need a bigger car to drive you around as well and .. 😉

    Get some rest!

    Blessings,

    Paul

  8. paul October 29, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Hi Wayne,

    It was real pleasure to finally meet you in the flesh after enjoying your books and podcasts for the past few years. We had an awesome time with you in the company of fellow travellers on the journey. We hope we can have you back again soon (try to persuade Sara to come along). We’re praying that God will give us a bigger house so we can host you next time … oh, we’ll need a bigger car to drive you around as well and .. 😉

    Get some rest!

    Blessings,

    Paul

  9. Leanne November 5, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Hello Wayne…..

    It was awsome to have met you, what a blessing you were to us. Hope you can plan to come back here
    with of course Sara. You can even stay @ our house…. im sure our cat would like to say hello again LOL LOL….

    Blessing to you and yours

    Al & Leanne

  10. Leanne November 6, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Hello Wayne…..

    It was awsome to have met you, what a blessing you were to us. Hope you can plan to come back here
    with of course Sara. You can even stay @ our house…. im sure our cat would like to say hello again LOL LOL….

    Blessing to you and yours

    Al & Leanne

  11. Jennifer November 6, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Wayne,

    I just thought I would pop in and add to what the others have said…I also hope you enjoy your time at home with your family…you do so much for so many you really deserve a rest!
    Thanks again for all you do!
    Jennifer

  12. Jennifer November 6, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Wayne,

    I just thought I would pop in and add to what the others have said…I also hope you enjoy your time at home with your family…you do so much for so many you really deserve a rest!
    Thanks again for all you do!
    Jennifer

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