What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? As I was reading this post by BeautyBeyondBones it brought to mind another name I hear so often. That statement of naming:

“I am a Christian.”

And as I read BBB explain what’s behind her blog name, I pondered – how many of us look deeply at what the naming of ourselves – our naming of “Christian” – really means. Do we ever get past the standard response of sin, sinner, saved, faith, believe, Jesus, rose again, eternal life, Church, God … ?

And when I say “I am a Christian” – how deep do I really I want to go? How much do I really want to know what my self-acclaimed naming really means to me today – right now – and just how might that new knowing change me?

>>> As usual, comments are disabled here for a reblog – please join the (big) conversation at BBB’s place, thank you.


What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…”

I know. I know. Now a days good ol’ Bill’s iambic pentameter is about as relevant as a MySpace profile in 2016.


OK OK, maybe an overstatement. After all, one of my favorite roles I ever portrayed was Lady Macbeth…

But I’ve gotta be honest…my boy, Leo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet was the best thing that ever happened to Shakespeare…



But I digress.


What’s in a name?

I know I’ve recently come out with my name, but what about BeautyBeyondBones?


I think a common misconception is that it is referring to my recovery from anorexia. From literally transforming from a skeletal frame to a healthy and vibrant young lady.

Which is true.

During the depths of my sickness, my skeletal frame was the physical manifestation of…

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