New Name

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What’s in a name anyway? 

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God changes names to establish a new identity in the Bible. 
He changed Abram to Abraham, meaning “father of a multitude” Genesis 17:5 
Simultaneously He changed his wife Sarai to Sarah, meaning “mother of nations” Genesis 17:15 
God told them to name their son Isaac, meaning “laughter”
He also changed Jacob’s name which meant “supplanter” to Israel, meaning “having power with God.” 
Simon’s (God has heard) name was changed to Peter (rock) and Saul was changed to Paul to name a few examples. 
God has created a new (dual) name for me as well from Nora (full of hoNOR) to 

𝒢𝓇𝒶𝓉ℯ𝒻𝓊𝓁 𝒢𝓌ℯ𝓃 

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During my single season in “The Wilderness” spending a lot of quality time alone with Jesus, I adored the song “Change Your Name” by Brett Young, and longed to have my someday Lover make it true. 

Now that he has, the process and the reality of changing my name is much more complicated than I imagined. 

The truth is that THIS is yet another strong reason to #staymarried 

Professionally and Personally there is a lot involved in changing one’s name on a plethera of legal documents collected over 30-50 years of a person’s life. 

There is also arguably a vital importance to being a united married front and single family unit with a common surname for both compelling legal and moral reasons. 

Quite honestly, it is a difficult dilemma to find myself in when I have purchased plane tickets almost a year in advance under my previous legal name and changing my identification would no longer match the airline tickets. 

It is another reason I tend to prefer the simplicity of my new God-given identity found here as “Grateful Gwen” 

This identity and worth are not associated or affiliated with anything legally complicated or of this world. 

Rather, it is simply between me and my maker and represents my gratitude for Him above all else; and truly for all else good and abundant in my life. 

There are other reasons such as kids, career, investments, and convenience that also factor into the decision to change my name; but I am willing to do so, if it is required of me. 

Thy Will be done. 

I urge you brothers and sisters to PLEASE  carefully consider that there are many repercussions to divorce below the surface, before making a decision for yourself to pursue this Biblically unadvisable act. 

#staymarried 

Having said all of that, I truly do cherish my husband and am extremely grateful for his patience and grace in allowing me the necessary time to navigate through this complicated messy process in a way that works best all things considered. 

I aim to honor and respect him [my husband] with each decision I make — whether it be engaging in a conversation with you, changing my name, or openly and honestly communicating the struggles I am experiencing with this or any other aspects presented by Life on Life’s Terms. 

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Change Your Name song by Brett Young

When you see somebody

Who erases everybody in the room
I don't know what to say, I don't know what to do
That's what you did to me when I saw you
Under strung-up white lights, dancin' all alone
I wanna know you like I know every road back home
From that first tell-all, I knew that I'd never, I'd never let you go
Oh, I
I don't wanna change who you are
I don't wanna mess with your dreams
Or get in the way of who you wanna be
No, I
I won't stop your runaway heart
I just wanna be why you stay
Only thing about you that I'd change is
I'd change your name
I can't see 20 years from now
Hell, I can barely see today
Can't promise you your sky won't drop a little rain
When that smile in the mirror disappears
I promise you I'll be right here
Oh, I
I don't wanna change who you are
I don't wanna mess with your dreams
Or get in the way of who you wanna be
No, I
I won't stop your runaway heart
I just wanna be why you stay
Only thing about you that I'd change is
I'd change your name
I'd change the face you see
When you open up your eyes
I'd change the lips you kiss
When you say goodnight
For the rest of your life
Oh, I
I don't wanna change who you are
I don't wanna mess with your dreams
Or get in the way of who you wanna be
No, I
I won't stop your runaway heart
I just wanna be why you stay
Only thing about you that I'd change is
I'd change your name
Change your name
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My husband gets me. He accepts and shares my most precious core beliefs as essential truth; some optional fairytale mythology.  
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Grateful we are both madly, deeply, truly in love with our Beloved Savior. 


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