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Wayne Smith
Director, Leadership Network's Leadership Comm for Senior Pastors
Interests: Husband, Father, Grandfather, love coffee, Cardinals, TCU Horned Frogs, Mizzou Tigers, annual vacation to Isla Mujeres,
Recent Activity
Casa Amarilla! Our view of sunrise from Isla Mujeres! Looking from our rental home on Isla out over the Carribbean! First week in Feb for past 9 years w 3 other couples. Total relaxation and renewal. A community of friends who are deeply committed to following Christ & to loving... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Wayne Smith's blog
Thinking about a quote I heard from my friend Reggie McNeal a couple of weeks ago. He attributes it to George Gallup, Sr. Here it is: "God did not make people to get work done, He make work to get people done." I have been thinking about this for the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Wayne Smith's blog
We live in abundance to the measure we believe we are loved in abundance. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at Wayne Smith's blog
Dad is 86. A proud, but private World War II Navy veteran, who served on the USS Thornhill. He served on the first crew of the newly commissioned Destroyer Escort from early 1943 until early 1946. He was drafted into the Navy from down in SW Missouri. Navy boot camp... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
Like many of my Baby Boomer contemporaries, I grew up with our family eating breakfast and dinner together almost every day. My parents were true children of the Great Depression. Both of my parents experienced deprivation but my father experienced the ravages of that time more intensely and regularly. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
I am one of those people who like some rhythms and routines in my life. I like the rhythm and routines of our 7 day weeks. Debbie and I both love the rhythm and routine of Sunday AM worship, lunch out with good friends, a quiet afternoon with my 4pm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
"Several of the above comments are completely incorrect, based on believing 2nd hand false rumors instead of finding out the facts before speaking up. "Only a fool believes all he hears" Proverbs 14:15 via Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 22, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
DOUGLAS "dark blue" or "blood river" (Celtic). From a Scottish surname. Douglas was originally a river name, the site of a particularly bloody battle. I like my middle name, and I like the fact that it has Scottish roots. I had never heard that it was from a river or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
There was a baby shower at our office yesterday. I was the only male in the office and the husband of the mother-to-be was going to be attending, so I went to support him. We ate food that I would never order....ever....and there were massive amounts of gifts and "awws"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
Daylight savings starts early tomorrow morning. 2:00am I think. Since I do not plan on being awake at that time, I will start planning for it sometime this evening. And that will make my evening shorter. I tend to like long evenings and like going to bed later than most,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
I had a 40 minute Skype conversation with one of my best friends from high school tonight. High School was 4o years ago! In fact, our 40 year high school reunion is coming up this summer. As always we told our stories about our families, our work, our faith and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
Thursday after Ash Wednesday. Two key ideas struck me this morning as I read the scriptures. One was the vital importance of leadership blessing, supporting and endorsing the work of those they supervise. Joshua only thrived in battle when Moses had his arms held up in blessing. Ezra was given... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
My thoughts on Ash Wednesday
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2011 on Ash Wednesday at Wayne Smith's blog
Today is Ash Wednesday. Beginning of the Lenten Season, 40 days until Easter. I have observed Lent privately for about 15 years or so, but only in the past few years have I/we begun our observance of Lent at a worship service. We started attending our church's Ash Wednesday service... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
I wish I could dance better. All that I know about dancing, I have learned from Debbie. She has rhythm and a gentle way of moving that is delightful and beautiful. In stark contrast, I am stiff and choppy. I am persistent and I don't give up easily on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
Debbie, my wife! When I have new thoughts or experiences, I want to share them with her first. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
Thinking about a 7 day devotional series for our Isla trip. Each day will focus on an action that is important for Christ followers to exercise. Remember, Hear, Offer, Follow, Faith, Hope & Love. Looking forward to putting it together. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
Thinking about our upcoming trip to Isla. I typically lead a devotional time w everyone each morning. Thinking about using 7 different words/terms/ideas to frame those devotionals. Remember, Hear, Offer, Follow, Faith, Hope & Love. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at Wayne Smith's blog
Cardinals win tonite! Beat Reds,7-3! Love it when they win big games! Carpenter was superb & Schumaker delivered big blow. My emotions are probably overly influenced by whether or not Cards win. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Wayne Smith's blog
Discussion about new ideas and the attendant learnings are the soil from which innovation springs. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Wayne Smith's blog
Ever-living God, whose will it is that all should come to you through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Wayne Smith's blog
Trying…..the best word I can come up with to describe both my efforts and the experience of posting blogs, videos, tweets, etc to places like Twitter, Hootsuite, Tumblr, our company blogsite!! Even using my cell phone, which happens to be one of those semi-fancy items called an iPhone is challenging... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Wayne Smith's blog
Maggie Mae- our 4 yr old Chihuahua. My outdoor grilling companion! It’s 100 degrees & no one else will brave the heat while I grill ribs! Good chance she will be rewarded for her faithful presence! Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Wayne Smith's blog
This is my first personal blog entry…..ever. Am feeling compelled to do some writing, but not exactly sure what I will write about on a consistent basis. So I am choosing to write about the unexpected weekend. Debbie and I returned last Monday from a long weekend in Winter Park,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at Wayne Smith's blog