2007 Survivors and Thrivers Tour

Okay the details are going up for the presentations in the month of January. Loads of great stuff going on in Portland at the end of the month (Thanks Bonnie, Doug, Wes and so many others!) Keep an eye on the performance schedule for updates and additions (Thanks Steve!)

I am now back in Hartford, CT (aka home) desperately trying to stay up past 10 PM so that I can adjust to the time change in preparation for a high school retreat this weekend in Chicago. It’s great to be home even if it is only for two days.

After five weeks in Scotland I feel very centered and focused. I spent a lot of time in prayer, silent worship and in reading the Bible and inspirational books including Thomas R Kelly’s A Testament of Devotion, C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name and some writings of William Penn.

Most helpful for me has been singing my reworking of John 15 sung to the tune of Abide With Me. After a long conversation with a reporter who met me at NYC’s Penn Station, I can see how some things about my faith and my beliefs have fallen into place these past few months. I don’t have much to share about that right now, but I have been asking, seeking and knocking and after some years feel I am getting some of the answers I need.

Okay, I am falling asleep as I type this. Off to bed!

This post has 7 Comments

  1. KJ on January 11, 2007 at 4:11 am

    Glad you had safe and refreshing travels. Loved the pictures! Thanks!

  2. Anna HP on January 11, 2007 at 5:44 am

    Glad to hear that you got answers to some of your questions. And, you know, you don’t have to share everything. Sort of the magic in the experiences 🙂

  3. Elliot on January 11, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Glad you’re home, Peterson. Adored hearing of your travels while you were away. Have a lovely time on your retreat. Can’t wait to talk with you more.

  4. Elliot on January 11, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Peterson, please check out my new blog post (as well as anyone who reads this comment). I’m having a rough day.

    Linkage: http://blog-of-boi.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-aka-orphan-again.html

  5. alex resare on January 11, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    I hope you had a very good night sleep!

  6. Peterson Toscano on January 11, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    kj, I loved taking the pictures. I say, Scotland is a VERY photogenic country.

    anna hp, good point. I must remember to keep something for myself.

    elliot, I wish you were going on the retreat. Quaker teens are so cool and I am sure they would adore you.

    alex, I had a VERY good sleep thank you very much!

  7. Scotmagicman on January 11, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Hey – when are you going to release the video of your John 15 song on Utube? Your public needs to be blessed by this!

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