The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

I promised you a picture from my home-away-from home near Palmer, Alaska last weekend. What an amazing time with folks in various seasons of their journeys from religious obligation into the freedom of the life of Jesus! It made for some interesting large-group large-group discussions and even more wonderful bits of personal time with various people couples, and families. These were wonderful days and the weather was even perfect for them! It was sunny every day, but being from Southern Cal, I would have prefered more clouds and rain! But they were happy as could be!

But the flight home was my worst trip ever. I caught the flu somehow and came down with it as my flight left Anchorage. Alternating between sweating fevers and freezing chills with nausea and aches I made my way home to Denver then to California. I got home as sick as I’ve ever been in the last 15 years or so, and have been wiped out ever since.

I’m recovering now, but weak and woefully behind on just about everything lining up for my attention these days. So if you’re waiting for me to respond to you, please be patient. Also a dear friend and his wife from Australia arrived a day earlier than we’d anticipated, but we’re so blessed they are here and looking forward to a weekend of fellowship with them. It’s a holiday for us in the States, so I am looking forward to relaxing and sharing life with our friends and others who’ll come by to join us.

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  1. Sally May 24, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Wayne, Thanks so much for making the trip up here to Alaska. Aaron and I have had lots to think about since we had the opportunity to listen to what you had to share in the discussion group. I can’t think of a better way to describe it than as “the missing link.” It seems God is going to great lengths to show us where (whether we know it or not) we are living in performance mode.

    I discovered the link to about 400 Major Ian Thomas sermons on your website. He was the man who founded the Capernwray schools. His son was the director of our school in New Zealand. It was there that I was introduced to Christ as my whole life, relying on Him to do the living. The focus was on resting in Christ. But although it made perfect sense and I could see it all over in scripture, it still sort of made no sense in real life. But it does make sense in light of the Love of the Father. Rest in God is natural if you know that He loves you. I can see that now in some sense, but there is lots that has yet to drop into my heart. But just as you encouraged, I am asking that He show me His love.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. We really appreciated it.

    Sally

  2. Sally May 24, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Wayne, Thanks so much for making the trip up here to Alaska. Aaron and I have had lots to think about since we had the opportunity to listen to what you had to share in the discussion group. I can’t think of a better way to describe it than as “the missing link.” It seems God is going to great lengths to show us where (whether we know it or not) we are living in performance mode.

    I discovered the link to about 400 Major Ian Thomas sermons on your website. He was the man who founded the Capernwray schools. His son was the director of our school in New Zealand. It was there that I was introduced to Christ as my whole life, relying on Him to do the living. The focus was on resting in Christ. But although it made perfect sense and I could see it all over in scripture, it still sort of made no sense in real life. But it does make sense in light of the Love of the Father. Rest in God is natural if you know that He loves you. I can see that now in some sense, but there is lots that has yet to drop into my heart. But just as you encouraged, I am asking that He show me His love.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. We really appreciated it.

    Sally

  3. Richard May 26, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Wayne,

    Sally mentioned her finding a link to about 400 Major Ian Thomas sermons on your website, just wondering where that link is?

    Blessings,
    Richard

  4. Richard May 26, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Wayne,

    Sally mentioned her finding a link to about 400 Major Ian Thomas sermons on your website, just wondering where that link is?

    Blessings,
    Richard

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