Every Monday, I’ll post about discovering genuine hope and authentic answers for living a healthy life.
Naming “Things” Empowers You
Do you name things? You name your children, for sure, but what else?
When I was young, I named my stuffed dog Shniglefritz. Don’t ask….
Friends of mine name their cars. Absolutely! I never have. Do you? Whether we do or we don’t has something to do with our personality and style. Did its color or make influence its name? A memory associated with your car? Nothing in particular?
Names are powerful and empowering.
What if we named our houses? Naming it something doesn’t make it true. But, it gives us something to aim for.
If you named yours today, what name would fit? Be a true description? Rather than your home’s color or architectural style, what if you named it after your goal for its culture? Its purpose?
Are you happy with the name? Stressed space? Happy home? Living loud? What name do you wish you could choose? How can you make that new name true?
A missions team from my church just returned from India. Among other things, they visited the “House of Hope.” I haven’t been able to get that name off my mind. It’s beautiful. Refreshing. Open. Future-oriented. Optimistic. Home.
It’s such a popular name that you could be on the web a long time if you clicked on every “House of Hope” that exists in the world. Why is it so popular?
Hope is needed. Wanted. Recognized. Life-giving. It changes attitudes. It improves beliefs. It enhances relationships.
Does it describe your home? Would you like it to? Or, is something more valuable to you? Security House. Safe place. Open home. True life home. Passion cottage.
I can almost guarantee that the name you want or the name you would choose is somehow related to security. We’re better off when we’re emotionally and physically safe. We know it. Let’s do what we can to make it a priority. It’s important to create a space where you are safe and so are your loved ones.
Is there one small thing you can change to make big differences in the climate, culture, and purpose of your home? Great. Don’t wait any longer. Name it.