Why call this site "Our Abaca"?
Mount Ararat stands 16,854 feet above sea level. It's snowy peak looms like a kindly sentinel above the city of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. This mountain is the iconic symbol of Armenian identity celebrated throughout the centuries in art and music.
So why call this site "Our Abaca"?
Well "Our" is all inclusive. It includes you, me and the 7 billion+ other people living on this planet. The word "Abaca" is the Armenian word for "future". That's because the future of the Armenian people is tied to the future of all people groups everywhere. Yes, I am still proud of my Armenian heritage as is evident in the "Know" section of this site, Having said that, I also recognize that I cannot only feel a collective emotionalism/patriotism but must also think with rational individuality and thus make positive decisions about what I want to do with my life.
I'm guessing you have a similar approach to your own personal history and future prospects.
Yet too often we find ourselves fearful of fully-embracing our future because of the current challenges we are experiencing and maybe because we are also haunted by unresolved issues from our past.
A wise woman once noted, "We have nothing to fear for the future except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history." I happen to agree with her insightful observation. It's easier to build a solid future when you are reconciled with your past and are consistently showing appreciation for all that you have been blessed with.