Friday, June 1, 2012

Is a Blog Name Really Important?

Is a blog name really "that" important? 
Should you completely stress yourself out over it? 

I guess I answered yes to both these questions because that's what I did. For weeks. Seriously. If I was going to jump into the world of blogging, I wanted our name to reflect who we really were. I came up with a list of at least a dozen possibilities but they had already been taken. I was literary beating myself up with why couldn't I come up with a simple blog name. Then it hit me. "I" can't do anything on my own. I needed to take the advise I'm constantly giving to others, step back and pray about it. And that's exactly what I did. 

God knew my thoughts. I didn't need to do a hour long prayer with "thees" and "thous" for God to understand what I was trying to say. I simply asked God to use me as a dispel for His will. To be someone who would help spread His word though my blog. Not being someone throwing a bible at you, but by leading by example.

My husband and I are in a couple bibles study and one night when he was speaking about how husbands should treat their wives, he turned at looked directly into my eyes and said, "When I look at my wife, I see Jesus face transparent before hers. There is nothing I wouldn't say or do to her, that I wouldn't say directly to Him." 

I was breathless. So beautifully said, I was bit in aw. My husband is an amazing, admirable man. I rehearsed in my mind, over and over those words he spoke to me that night. My husband is the reflection of a mighty and faithful servant. That was it! That's how I wanted our family to be known, as faithful servants. And to be this, we needed to live in His reflection. 

That's how our little blog came to life. I made my news years goal and on January 1, 2012, Our Reflection came to life. I have my weekly link up parties but I'm now focusing more on posting what's in my heart. What we can do to make a difference in the lives of others. What we can do to live in His reflection.

I hope you found this encouraging. I would love to hear your stories of how God's working in your life. Happy June!


11 comments:

  1. Awww this was very beautiful! Can't wait to see what you have in store =]

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  2. Such a wonderful thing your husband said!
    Definitely a good blog name as well!

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  3. Oh, I love this. I love hearing how people come up with their names! :)

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  4. I love this post! I had tears when reading what your husband said- that's so wonderful! I can't wait to hear more of what's on your heart!!
    xo

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  5. This was a great post Lauren. I love the story of how your blog came to be. So happy for what God has done through your blog and through you. Can't wait to hear more from you!

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  6. That is so cool. =) What an awesome testimony to how we should be seen and see.
    Alesha <3

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  7. I love this testimony!! This is such a great post, I loved reading it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. This is great! A blog name is definitely a reflection (no pun intended) of what's in a blog, so choosing a good one is vital. I love that you asked God to help you make this decision! I remember to ask Him about "important" things, but sometimes forget to talk to Him about "trivial" things. Great reminder!

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  9. This is a such a great story! I have been struggling with whether or not to have a website be my name or a blog name. I appreciate the suggestion of prayer. So simple!

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  10. I love that story! I originally had a blog called Bella Reese (which is my girls middle names and my Etsy shop is Bella Reese boutique) but it just didn't seen right. I kept seeing the scripture Jeremiah 29:11 and I knew that what what my blog should be. That's how I Know the Plans I Have for You was born!

    P.s. I love your husband just a but LOL!

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  11. That's the best story! Love that you and your husband have that relationship!! A couples bible study is also a good idea! Maybe I can find/start one in my area!

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