Since my daughters last post I have had this pleading in my spirit, you see something she wrote stuck out at me.  This is what she said,

…out of the tip of my ear I heard “Madeline Rogers” , The most terrifying sound my name…

Her name is not safe… how my heart was shattered. You see she was sharing this with us all at the same time. The one thing she has done different is she has given herself a “safe” name. A name that has never been called out from the door of an operating room, a name that brings back some of her most happiest memories.  She whether she meant to or not created a name that was safe, one that was not terrifying, a name that protected her heart.

Now we have a responsibility to keep that name safe. Let me explain.

It is our job to not use that name in a way to degrade her.

It is our job to not use that name in a way to make her feel ashamed.

It is our job to not use that name in a way that  would cause her pain.

It is our job to teach so her name is understood.

It is our job to expect others to hold her name with care.

Remember that day when you first brought home your tiny little baby? Did your bundle say… handle with care? Mine did! I promise our  job today is just as important as the day we all brought them home.  The only thing that changes is…

They can walk away.

Be encouraged, if your name has not been kept safe.  Be it because of abuse or bullying or even self doubt our Lord has a special name waiting just for you!

Revelations 2:17


….And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it…

This is an amazing promise. A new name given by our Savior. What a glorious day that will be.