Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hurt – Perriello Debate

Before the debate: The polarized political situation in the USA is such that every election is important. It is my understanding that Virginia’s 5th congressional district is close enough that it is one of only a few (9?) that the Democratic party’s congressional political arm are investing in. But tv is COVERED with attack adds. These ads are not just put up by the candidates but by the Republican congressional group, the Sierra Club, the Democratic congressional group, DNC and RNC. I’ve gotten a call from SOMEBODY every day for several weeks. I felt sorry for one guy who could hardly read the questions and mis-pronounced BOTH guys names (why is Hurt hard to say?) Yesterday, when the Dem guy called, he knew I was undecided and wanted to make sure I watched the debate. Last night I decided I wanted to be at the debate live, so here I am. The PVCC auditorium is packed, my guess is that the crowd will lean for Perriello. I hope to walk out of here “decided.”
After the debate, I remain undecided, hmmmm… maybe a write in? revtomtravels to DC?

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accomplishments &/or relationships

In talking to my various folks who are my partners in the work I am called to do, I’ve noticed that some are interested in measurable results, and others are more interested in news about relationships, and a few want to consider both. Which are you?
A. Show me results
B. Tell me about relationships
C. Both

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soul, heart, mind & strength

Last week I heard a talk about “soul care.” In this talk I heard the idea of considering what I will refer to as the four quadrants of the human… They are put forth as Jesus restates the Shema in answer to the question on which commandment is the greatest…

Mark 12.29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Ok, so…





What I’m thinking about is this: what are the questions that probe us to honestly seek to understand the condition of our heart, soul, mind and strength?

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