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October 30, 2008


Tim M

Soo good to hear from you again! Thank you for posting this, your insight on the election is like water on the dry, cracked earth of my soul. If that sounds ridiculously gushy, chalk it up to me being excited the fog party is back ;)

Rick Lingenfelter

I read that whole thing and you never told me who to vote for! Come on! Or is it that you don't know who we should vote for? Reading that entry was like the poisoned wine scene in the Princess Bride. But it is good to see something new on your blog. I still check it everyday.


ah... my 2 insanely faithful readers. surely you have something more important to do.

poisoned vine scene, rick?


Ah... that was good. I agree, sometimes Christians tend to get more rabid about this time. Let's not lose our focus and become absorbed with whether or not we're right-- we both know that isn't going to happen.

It's good to have you back. ;)

Rick Lingenfelter

It is good to have you post this. Your words are comfort food to me, even though I am incapable of understanding many of them. Frankly I don't want to know how you vote. I would be crushed to find out you voted for the wrong guy. Do some walking in this beautiful fall weather and I will keep an eye on your blog for you.

Janet Hurt

Ahhh, Randy, so great to read your deep thoughts! Having gone thru "fogparty withdrawls" this was a blessing to me today. We drove to NIH and became almost consumed with the talk radio and counting signs and bumperstickers along the 26 hour roundtrip drive. Thanks for the reminder of what is truly important combined with a twist and challenge to see things differently! Loved the "Princess Bride" analogy by the way, too funny!
A joy to hear from you and as always...praying.

Tim M

Clearly, I cannot choose the wine in front of me!

Was good exchanging a 50mph hello with you yesterday! Such is the business of navigating church hallways.


So glad you have returned to the blogosphere! I've been trying hard to swallow the election results and hoping that the good that has been promised will somehow magically come true. Good thoughts, Randy, good thoughts...


Finally, the election is over. And I, too, enjoyed your post. But I have one lingering thought....is there any one simple question...I mean, isn't there a point where all other talk is rhetoric when aligned with the truth? To me, there are some things that ARE black and white. I use those things to define my day and I would certainly use them to choose a candidate; or a business partner; or a spouse,etc. When a man or woman says they stand for a certain thing, aren't we to believe them and line them up with what we know about God? I certainly don't presume to know the inner workings of God's thinking, His timing or His choices, but there are some things He makes perfectly clear. Later...Judy


i agree completely!

my point is not to suggest that the "who" is unimportant... or that there is never one candidate that is better for the job than another. it's just that we must be careful in our conclusions about how G*D would vote. the hardest part is letting go of our conclusions long enough to give G*D a chance to speak into our assumptions so that he can lead us to current & fresh conclusions. G*D's black & white things never change. but the issues aren't often as simple as we'd like to suggest... and at other times there are competing issues that weigh in to make it even more confusing to know G*D's mind on it all.

but someday... everything will be as it should. however... that's not going to happen through a presidential election.

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