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!


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

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

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

  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!!

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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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