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The mask we put on mystery. #oldjournals

Entitled. But bearing no born title. How can it be?
Without name, to know thyself, is to glimpse mystery.
The black, dead surface of water… 120 more words

Old Journals

When I was called Jesus Christ

I don’t know what made me want to change my name to Jesus Christ.
Maybe it was the reverence with which my mother took that name. 451 more words


Today's Thought: Invoking the Promise

Praying the Names of God: When you pray to God your Refuge, Shield, Fortress, Dwelling Place, and Strong Tower, you are invoking the God who has promised to watch over you and keep you safe.

Daily Thoughts

On Being Named

A South African, who is Zulu, once asked me what my  name meant. I replied that my name did not have a meaning. I was named after an aunt. 483 more words

Sweet Jesus

A Name By Any Other Name Is Not Just As Sweet: On The Maiden Name

So last night I went to my cousin’s lingerie-themed bachelorette party and had a great time. It was an interesting study in people to see the ways in which each woman would turn the corner and make her appearance in her chosen garb. 1,673 more words


"Names Have Power": Five Essays on Names and Identity

“Names have power,” writes Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein in a recent popular essay, “The Violence of Naming.” We identify ourselves by names: family names, nicknames, the surnames of our partners, pseudonyms, and more. 778 more words


What's in a name?

So I was having a conversation with someone about the deeper significance of changing your African name to an English name. Their point was that there was no deeper meaning…some people just prefer an English name. 1,091 more words