My name is Wally Metts, and I am the daysman.
It’s an old English word for an advocate, literally one who stands with you in your day. The word appears in Job (KJV) 9:32-34. The sense in which I understand it, and use it, is as someone who helps others say what they need to say, or want to say.
As a consultant, teacher and journalist, this is what my life is about. As a journalist I try to understand my sources, and to represent them fairly and faithfully to others. As a consultant, I try to understand my clients and help them articulate their mission and goals more clearly. As a writing teacher, my role is to help my students find their voice, and to be good stewards of their gifts in the service of others.
You can read my resumé here. If you want to read my heart, stay where you are. These bi-weekly essays explore matters of faith, family and culture from a pilgrim’s perspective (Hebrews 11). I’m trying to be biblically faithful and culturally thoughtful.
Because motives matter.