As for the "Art of UnNaming," I hope to "unname" words that have become overused and trite, but were conceived with rich meaning. Sometimes we have to strip words of their name so that we can hear them again with fresh ears. I've been thinking a lot about the word Hope lately. My good friend Winn Collier has deep hopes -- hopes for his family, his neighborhood, his church. It has made me ask what things I truly and deeply hope for. Some people might say that hope is for people who choose to ignore reality or can't accept the inevitable, but I'm coming to believe we desperately need hope. When we hope, we invest ourselves into those things -- we live for something better than the status quo.
Some current hopes:
- Lauren and I could lead a group of people in our community to really give themselves to one another -- sharing wounds, speaking life, and communing with God.
- Lauren would continue to blossom as a woman and find the things that make her heart come alive.
- I would not live a life of mediocrity, but pursue things that matter.
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