Shakespeare asked the question, “What’s in a name?  Our names tell a lot about us – where we come from, our ancestry, and lots more.  Some pick up nicknames that help to identify them even more as they go through life – such as Slugger, Dude, Buffy, Tootsie, etc.

How would you like to be named “The Stammerer?”  His father’s name was Charles, the Bald.  King Louis II, the Stammerer, of France died on  April 10, 879 at the age of 33.  He ruled for only two years.  Maybe it had something to do with his name? What a handle!  I don’t imagine too many took him very seriously.  What was it with people over a thousand years ago?  Maybe it was the earliest form of bullying?  It continues today as we tag people with addendums to their original names as a form of honor or disdain.

Jesus had many names too.  He was referred to as Emmanuel, Son of God, Messiah, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Lion of Judah, Lamb of God, David’s Son, a man of sorrows, king of the Jews, Savior.  The fact is that Jesus lived up to His names in every way.  His life was perfect.  He had no sin.  He carried the weight of the sin of all mankind to the cross and made it possible for life to go on forever.  He guides me through each day.  I can trust that He’s already paid the debt for my evil nature.  He fulfilled His Father’s covenant with mankind.  He gives me courage.  He is my Lord.

Jesus has already accepted us as His blood bought children. We are part of His royal family  No matter what our names, He has chosen us.  Through Him we have been named “FORGIVEN”.






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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to WHAT’S YOUR HANDLE?

  1. when you say handle…I think back to the days of CB radios made famous in the movie Smokey and the Bandit…
    I can remember my brother got a CB radio for Christmas one year…he was 7 and I was 12.
    Not knowing what we were doing, we got on the radio and I proclaimed that I was the Georgia Fox ( a far cry from any sort of fox at the tender age of 12)
    Well, we started talking to all sorts of truckers and by the nights end, a giant tractor trailer truck pulled into our little cul de sac—needless to say, mother removed the radio.

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