Thursday, December 30, 2010

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue. I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

What are you hoping for in 2011?

16 comments:

Sisyphos said...

more knowledge
more understanding

more meaning

more discipline

being able to roll up the rock
with endurance and steadfastness
because the face of death
is waiting for me

living in the acknowledgement and acceptance of death;
not ignoring it

broadening my horizon

faithfulness to my friends

(there might be some other hopes creeping in from time to time which are in tension with the ones mentioned above, contradicting them and yelling: "The opposite, the opposite!")

rising with the sun in the morning as if I was born and going to bed in the night as if I died.

Finding peace for my self in a tension - becoming able to find a resting place for my self inmidst of growing tension.

But actually: it is hard to say what I hope for - I have a projection which seems intriguing but suddenly it is doubted and rejected. Always back and forth ...

Greg said...

Sisyphos,
Thanks. Good things to mention, and I'm with you in the tension, albeit living in the acknowledgment and acceptance of life; not ignoring it.

Sharon Kirkwood said...

Hi Greg -- it has been a long time.... I do check in here now and then, but life with 3 young ones makes stringing together coherent thoughts difficult.

I'm hoping to learn more about discerning God's voice in the midst of busy-ness and the complexity of my own thoughts and feelings. To dig more deeply into His word and to take what I'm learning and live it into the reality of life here in upstate NY. it's the same prayer every year, actually.

Wishing you much joy in the New Year,
Sharon

The Queen Herself said...

I hope for:
My son's gut to heal opening up more varied nutrition and food choices!
Time together as a family.
A REAL vacation.
A finished attic we can really move into and LIVE!
better handling of parenting frustrations

Children who hear a message that God is true, just, loving, forgiving, brings new life and makes so many thing possible.

more commitment to a Christian community and to my own christian well-being.

I hope for more clarity. Clarity in what I see, what I want, how I speak, how I ask for things or express things. I hope for my choices to come out of a place that knows and remembers God really is enough.

I hope for my pre-pregnancy weight. :-p

I hope for a good balance between being a wife and parent while getting my doula business off the ground.

I hope for all the abundance God has promised me... to live with gratitude because all we need is already here.

Just to name a few.

The Queen Herself said...

I think I really meant to say I hope I don't hinder my children from knowing a true and living, loving and forgiving God because of my own impatience and frustrations and such. Expecting a 5 year old, a 4 year old and a 1 year old to hear a message that God is just and such and expecting them to understand it is unrealistic of course.

Greg said...

Sharon,
Thanks. So nice to hear your voice. Things sound busy with your three young ones - enjoy those special times.

I support your hope and hope it becomes a growing actuality in 2011.

Greg said...

Queen herself,
Thanks. Such good suggestions for hoping! I find the children part the most difficult to know how to live. There's a fragile balance somewhere between letting go and initiating. As Christian parents we can hope that we do better and that our children will respond in due time.

Ben A said...

Confident knowledge that accurately reflects reality, understanding what is most worth living for, a solid and empowering relationship with God -if that is possible, clear direction for my vocational future

Greg said...

Ben,
Thanks. Those are excellent hopes and I hope that they will be realized for you in 2011.

Rhett & Valerie said...

Deeper friendships in our local community and becoming better at my job. :)

-Valerie

Patrick, John, Abigail, Elisha, Sue, Autum, Julia, Kaella, Dan, and Diane said...

just that it doesn't suck like 2010 did.

and for the redskins to win.

and for cheap plane tickets to everywhere.

and for a new job.

and to be more disciplined in my whole life.

and for the rapture.

and that my children will flourish.

and for the rapture.

and i hope for more hope. and to trust my hope.

Julia, Kaella, Dan, Diane said...

see above.

Greg said...

Valerie,
Thanks. Valuable hopes for the next steps.

Greg said...

To All of You,
Thanks. Nice mixture. Not sure what brought this about, but I hope you're enjoying each other.

Lukas und Céline Kuhs said...

I hope that my wife, my children, my friends and I get free from the chains holding us.

Greg said...

Lukas,
Thanks. This sounds like a very important hope to be realized, and I share in it with you.