On the Road Again…

Tomorrow I’m off to Illinois and Missouri for the weekend, meeting with some old friends, and connecting with some people I’ve only corresponded with on the Internet. It should be lots of fun, though the weather tomorrow doesn’t look like the best as I’m trying to get into St. Louis.

So before I go, I want to leave you with two things. The first is a special offer we’re running through the month of December at Lifestream. With the order of any two books or CD collections we will give you a FREE copy of Tales of the Vine. All you have to do is ask for it when you order. Please do NOT use the shopping cart button for that book, simply request it in the comment section of your PayPal or credit card order, or mention it in your email order to us.

And then I wanted to leave you with a quote. It is from an unpublished manuscript that a friend asked me to look over for him. The book hasn’t been published yet, and I’m not sure if or when it will. It’s called “Where the Rocks Are†by Fred Wechsel. I’m also not sure it is a book that most of you would want to read since it is written by a pastor to a more liturgical audience, but this paragraph is profound:

“Sister, Brother, you the Body of Christ, be of good courage: the church is alive and well and much of the time hidden. Let this be a clue, that the world does not, cannot, will not see it. It is to be sought. It is to be found. Do not be surprised at the distance away from Christ that others would lead you, fool you, use you, or destroy you. This God-business is for keeps. The Lord is faithful. Keep your sense alert to catch the sound, the sight, and the warmth of spiritual fellowship. Be sad for what we all encounter, yet rejoice that you are able to see it for what it is.“

Be encouraged! God’s work is unfolding in the earth. It may not be where we’ve been trained to see it, but it is nonetheless real and growing every day…

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  1. kent November 29, 2006 at 8:16 pm

    Wayne, you will find this out tomorrow when you get here but I will point it out here also. Unless there is something I don’t know about, you will be spending all your time here in Missouri. I’m guessing you are thinking Springfeild Illinois but it is Springfeild Missouri we will be going.

    Kent

  2. Wayne November 29, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    I believe I’ll be in Illinois tomorow night! Then we’re off to Springfield!

  3. kent November 29, 2006 at 11:16 pm

    Wayne, you will find this out tomorrow when you get here but I will point it out here also. Unless there is something I don’t know about, you will be spending all your time here in Missouri. I’m guessing you are thinking Springfeild Illinois but it is Springfeild Missouri we will be going.

    Kent

  4. Wayne November 29, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    I believe I’ll be in Illinois tomorow night! Then we’re off to Springfield!

  5. ben November 30, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Wayne and try to stay warm! That is truly a great start…
    SEMPER FIDELIS!
    ben o/

  6. Wayne November 30, 2006 at 4:38 pm

    Kent was right! I didnt’ make it Illinois, and I guess I was never headed there to start with. The folks I was going to visit have moved across the border into Missouri! But all that is for naught, since St. Louis airport is closed due to ice and snow and all flights in got cancelled. I got stranded in Denver, but remembered I had spoken with some folks years ago that said they lived 10 minutes from the airport and if I “ever got stranded” to give them a call. I did. They came and got me and now I have some new folks to hang out with this evening… How cool is that?!?!?!! Hopefully I’ll get to Missouri tomorrow!

  7. kent November 30, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    That is very cool. I’m glad you are not stranded at the airport. Don’t get into it so much though that you bail on us tomorrow. Trish and Roger are a bit down, but they seemed to be like, Hey, what can you do? Have a great time with the kind folks that would take a stranded stranger into their home. That is cool!!!!!

  8. ben November 30, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Wayne and try to stay warm! That is truly a great start…
    SEMPER FIDELIS!
    ben o/

  9. Wayne November 30, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    Kent was right! I didnt’ make it Illinois, and I guess I was never headed there to start with. The folks I was going to visit have moved across the border into Missouri! But all that is for naught, since St. Louis airport is closed due to ice and snow and all flights in got cancelled. I got stranded in Denver, but remembered I had spoken with some folks years ago that said they lived 10 minutes from the airport and if I “ever got stranded” to give them a call. I did. They came and got me and now I have some new folks to hang out with this evening… How cool is that?!?!?!! Hopefully I’ll get to Missouri tomorrow!

  10. kent November 30, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    That is very cool. I’m glad you are not stranded at the airport. Don’t get into it so much though that you bail on us tomorrow. Trish and Roger are a bit down, but they seemed to be like, Hey, what can you do? Have a great time with the kind folks that would take a stranded stranger into their home. That is cool!!!!!

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