What’s In A Name?

Good morning!

I had a 4:00 p.m. nail appointment Friday. As I was sitting under the drying light, so also were two other “young” ladies. I’d seen them there before. We struck up a conversation as we waited, with our hands hidden beneath the counter top, drying by the UV lights.

That five minutes never went by so fast! They were precious!

They were sisters. The youngest shared with me that her sister had moved in with her two years prior. She was the youngest, so naturally, she was her care giver. The precious part was they were 88 and 90 years young! And they come in for their manicures like clockwork every two weeks!

As we sat and waited, they asked me what color polish I’d chosen. I told them they’d just have to be patient. In five minutes we’d have the big reveal. LOL

What color would you choose?

I’m boring. Same ol’, same ol’. Every time I come in. I prefer the natural look to my nails. No color. Pale pink with white tips. Right now I’m sporting a French manicure in gel on top of my own nails.

Now my toes, that’s another story! OPI Pink Flamenco, a bright pink, can be found peeking out from beneath my sandals!

One of my new acquaintances was dressed all in purple. She had chosen a soft lavender shade of polish named Polly Want A Lacquer? Imagine that!

The other was wearing a deeper pink shade called, Just Lanai-ing Around. Too cute!

They went on to tell me that they want to try as many of the 500 color choices offered on the polish wall as they can. They noted that the names are very important in their selection process.

I want that kind of spunk when I’m that age!

As I drove off, that got me thinking. A name is important.

Each of us are given a first name, our given name, thoughtfully chosen by our parents. Our last name, or surname, describes our family lineage, originally coming from our father.

Did you know our heavenly Father knows our name? His word tells us he calls us by name, we are his.

That makes a name pretty important to me!

Here’s to my two new friends! Two ladies that certainly put some color in my world! And here’s to Jesus, the name which every knee shall bow!

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1

Love and laughter,



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