Well, we did it. It was quite challenging and we spent a lot of time agonizing over it, but it’s done. You may ask what “it” was… Budget? Big purchase? Location change? Nope. Web address for our blog.
I was certain we didn’t want a cheesy web address, and asked co-workers for input. Nearly every suggestion I got back was some kind of play on our last name; the epitome of cheese. This went on for a couple of weeks until we finally gave up on getting any normal suggestions. After that, we’d say things like “we really need to start a blog” or “had any ideas for the blog lately?” Nothing ground-breaking happened.
We attended New Field Personnel Orientation this weekend and realized, again, the urgency for creating some way of sharing our experiences with friends and family. We may not be going to Chile until next year, but we’ll still have minor victories to celebrate and disappointments to pray about. The web address and title were the only thing standing in our way. I got a pad of paper and we wrote down every word we could think of that might have something to do with the ministry we’ll be a part of. Aymara—too difficult to remember how to spell. South America—too long and generic. We even used a thesaurus. For journey we got vagrancy. Not quite what we were hoping for.
After sitting there staring at each other and our list for way longer than should have been necessary, I had a flash of brilliance, or cheese, or something. In much laughter and lack of sleep, The Hart Beat was born. I guess this is one of those “small victories” I mentioned above. Cheesy? You bet.
I just had a thought. If we do a newsletter, what will we name it?