We're getting ready to crack the books around here! Hubby and I interviewed with a different homeschool co-op last night. It was a necessary formality, even though we "came highly recommended" - they said. What an amazing miracle! "Hallowed be Thy name" - the Lord's Prayer says... I first realize what came with a name when I left my parents house at 19. When I ran into someone at the grocery store or the mall, I was recognized as Don & Kay's daughter. People would say, "Your parents are so wonderful... they took me in when I had no where to go..." I had a good reputation by association. When I got pregnant, married someone with a darker reputation, I started to be known more by the behavior of my young husband and his partying friends. After the divorce, I couldn't deny that my OWN behavior had been pretty dark as well. Making new friends and overcoming a reputation is like walking up a slippery slide. Funny how the slippery slope wasn't so difficult on the ride down. After I met my current husband and he gave me his name, my credit was repaired, my family name was good again. I worked hard but there wasn't any way to change the name I was known by until I was given a new name. What an amazing miracle that now 11 years later, I have come "highly recommended"!

213) That God restores... What's this list about?)

...he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.


  1. What depth there is to that statement "I was given a new name."

    Praise God He restores!

  2. Isn't God amazing? He's all into restoration!

    Good post!

  3. Hi Polly,
    We are given a new name that is written on a white stone..that is from Rev. My Pastor just had a sermon about that .. :) I'm looking forward to that in Heaven.
    Hugs, Deb

  4. What a wonderful post, Polly.

    I ALWAYS feel better after I visit with you.

  5. By His stripes we are made white as snow.


  6. Well put Polly and I am so glad the ending was a good one(:) You deserve the very best(:)
    I know that life can be really challenging it is so generous for you to share it with us ~
    Hugs, Patty

  7. ooh honey first let me say i love love love this thank you for the sweet and kind offer to have my lil' trailer in porch...i would be so blessed thank you ...please email or give me a lil comment on what you need...i will post more pictures of the blog party and my lil trailer which all the sassy gals just loved and took many fun pictures by...blessings cat

  8. Very good, and I know what you're talking about. Thank you- I had to re-read this, I loved it so much.

  9. What a beautiful post... and I LOVE the lace background you have on your blog. So pretty! xo Heather

  10. I, too, have BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.
    Aren't we so very blessed that HE loves us so much and gives us the chance to have a close relationship with? I am so thankful, every day, every minute, of HIS undying love.

    I adore your blog, am adding it to my roll so that I can come over and visit again. Pls. come see me soon...oh, not today...I have such a GOOFY post up, playing a game another blogger has going...I'm afraid you might not like me if you see how silly I am !! :O)
    love, bj


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