I had such a fun time last week thinking about names for God- getting to know God in fresh ways. It's so easy for me to say, "Yeah, yeah, I know God!" But in my heart do I consider the ways in which God is present right now?
This article was originally printed in the Christian Science Monitor. The anecdote came out of a recent Sunday School class. I appreciated the student's fresh outlook on how we identify ourselves and others.
I can think of a lot of contexts in which I've come to understand this word, "preserve," two come from personal experience. The first is from my dad who works with the historical preservation of buildings. The second way is from my hobby of canning or preserving food.
This morning my husband said to me, "I've been thinking about how we define ourselves. Today, I'm going to think about how I identify myself and let my thoughts about myself be new."