Saturday, September 16, 2006


I finally did it - I changed the name of my blog. Somehow "Sarah's Other Blog" just didn't quite cut it for me anymore. I had never intended for that to be the permanent name for my blog, but just slapped it on there because I had to have some title. I have finally wearied of it enough to make a change. Henceforth, this little bloggy o' mine will be called:

Love Well
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind; Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commands. (Matthew 22:37-39)

The name is both a statment of who I am/want to be; and what I want to do. If someone were to ask me to explain the meaning of life in one sentence, I would answer this: To love well. The ultimate goal and purpose of my life is to grow in my capacity to give and receive love. I do not mean that as simply a trite statement. As I seek to live my life out of that reality, I am learning that loving well is hard. It does not happen on accident. It doesn't happen apart from the movement of God upon my heart. God IS love, so no amount of benevolent pleasantries on my part can actually manufacture love coming out of my heart. I cannot create God by the sheer force of my will. I can only love God because of the grace He has given me, enabling me to say "yes" to Him. I can only love my husband, my children, my neighbor, my enemies, if the love of God is filling me up and making me like Him.

I desire to be a person who is like a well of cool, refreshing water in the midst of a dry land. The only worthwhile water drawn out of the well of my life is the love of God. If I have not His love, I am empty, dry, and have nothing to give. When His love fills me until I overflow, only then do I have something to offer. I am a well of God's love, or I am nothing.

So whaddaya think of the new name?


  1. The new name is great! It can be interpreted in several ways, and all of them seem to embody a great way to live our lives.

    To Love, Honor and Dismay

  2. Great new name. It threw me for a minute when it first came up... wasn't sure where I was. :-)

    Two words yet so much meaning and challenge. Perfect...

  3. I love it! Short, simple and to the point.


  4. Great name. It means so much. We should all strive for such a love. To love as God because He is love. Greatly put!

  5. I think it fits...truly!

  6. Love it! Short sweet, but with big meaning.

  7. Well said!!! Perfect!
    You write really well! And I really like the name. I'm excited to get to know you now! I hear so much from Christina I bugged her for your blog, thank you for giving me this one too.