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Discover Fauquier August 2017
Historic charm with the convenience of a total update. 24 acres. 2 independent
homes. 3 deeded parcels. Circa 1800 cabin, classic Virginia home, 2014 total
update. 3 in-suite bedrooms. Ground fl oor master. Professional gourmet kitchen,
20 kw generator, 3 heat pumps, sitting porch & English style herb garden. Second
home 1/1 w/new kitchen & bath, w/d, heat pump, separate well & meter.
Privately sited, stocked pond, gently rolling fenced pastures & majestic woodland.
Chestnut dairy barn. Modern multi-use barn, 2-car garage with attic. Weekend or
year around. Relaxation with access to Orlean Trail System.
Warrenton - Carriage House style, 3 BR Condo
end unit in 55+ community with 3 1/2 BAs. Deck,
vaulted ceiling in DR and LR, gas FP, master
BR on main fl oor. Rec room with pool table &
bar, full BA and TV area with surround sound.
Community pool, clubhouse, trails, etc.
Amissville - One level home with in-law suite, 4
BRs, 3 BAs, remodeled with wood fl oors, granite
countertops, stainless appliances, deck off back
and large front porch. 6 acres with stocked
pond, huge workshop with electric and water.
15 minutes from Warrenton.
Marshall - Colonial, 4 BRs, 2 1/2 BAs, private
drive near Orleans with large front porch and
mountain views. Bright kitchen opening to family
room with FP, formal DR, LR, unfi nished walk-out
basement, fenced backyard, fi repit and deck for
grilling. No HOA.
Warrenton - One level rambler with 3 BRs,
2 BAs, on over 1/2 acre. New paint & carpet.
Master suite with large tiled shower and
double vanities, basement is a workshop and
garage. Yard is fenced with huge back deck for
Land in Broad Run
DC side of Warrenton - Easy commute,
private and quiet! 4 BR approved
conventional system, build your dream
home, comcast & electric available,
road maintenance agreement.
Almost 10 acres
Over 5 acres
24 acres offered at $925,000
We live in a culture that is challenging as never before and changing at lightning
speed. The narratives we engage in are meaningful and profound on a scale that
few societies have ever experienced. Information comes at us so fast and in such a
massive fl ow, it's diffi cult to process it all and impossible, at times, to catch our breath
and ponder its signifi cance before we fi nd ourselves trying to absorb the next wave.
In navigating through this raging sea of data and constant change, the church
(by "church" I mean the whole Catholic/Protestant-mainstream-universal church)
fi nds itself facing new challenges, some it hasn't had to face since its very earliest
days. Truth be told, the church is not held in the high regard it once was. The tide
is slowly turning against it. So, how does it fi t in this culture? What is its role in this
new age? Does it even have a place?
Now would be a good time for the church to confess that it has not always handled
societal changes very well. Traditionally, it has gravitated toward one of two
extremes, either by overcompensating and compromising itself or by acting too
authoritarian, shutting out the very people it was called to serve. Neither extreme
has served it well, nor are they biblical in nature. Clearly, not all in the church go to
these extremes. There are those who truly have a desire to serve and bring about
positive, godly infl uence on those around them.
Still, going by recent history, the church in general has distanced itself from its
environment. It has become a source of tension, politically and culturally. While
some aspects of its calling require being set apart for holiness, many seem to have
forgotten that we are called to be "in the world but not of it." It's the "in the world"
part with which many struggle. For some, it's easier to espouse negativity, anger,
and judgment rather than the love, compassion, and humility our Scriptures call
for. It seems a lot of folks in the church see the enemy where they should see the
mission fi eld.
Perhaps we can take our cues from Job, a good and godly man. In the span of just
a few horrifi c moments, he loses everything: his livestock, his belongings, and his
family. Yet Job never waivers in his faith. Indeed, it becomes stronger as he suffers
persecution of the most terrifying kind. However, what is most revealing about Job
is the fact that he never rails against those who caused him so much pain--those
who raided his farm and took his possessions. Instead, he turns his attention to God
while reserving his harshest criticisms for those who are closest to him.
We would do well to learn a lesson from Job. As the church, we'll be far more effective
in our calling by critiquing ourselves rather than the culture in which we live. None
of us is so perfect that we can pass judgment on others. Right now, there are many
in the church that have adopted a siege mentality. Our Bible calls us not to circle
the wagons, but to open the doors, invite the world
in, and show them the love and compassion our
Lord has shown us. It's what Job would have done.
- John Kuvakas
Senior Pastor