What’s In a Name?

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What’s in a name?

I spent the better part of a week praying, googling, searching and hunting for this blog’s name.

I mean, come on, it’s only a name. 


I wanted it to be just right. Raise the roof my fellow perfectionists. I know you’re out there too. Don’t deny it🙂


I knew God had a plan.

I’d be very thankful if He would just let me in on it. Story of my life right there.

So I waited.  And waited some more.  Threw around some “keywords”. Did my own mini-brainstorming session. Googled, “how to come up with a blog name.” (←Don’t do that one unless you’ve got a few spare hours to waste.)


So I decided to go to my husband for help. The manly man. Who thinks the internet exists solely for the purpose of either reading articles about sports or watching football games you can’t get on cable TV. But, I knew, well, God knew, that he would be able to help. Or at least be a shoulder to take out my frustrations cry on.

I had a mile-long list of descriptive words and name options and GoDaddy pulled up on my iPad.  We were talking football and monday morning quarterbacks, when my husband spontaneously said, “You should call it Monday Morning Mama.”

To which I wondered, “Isn’t being a monday morning quarterback a bad thing?”

“Yes,” he replied, “But a monday morning Christian isn’t.”

My amazing, blessed, wise husband proceeded to explain his view to me, that it’s easy to believe in God, and give and receive grace on Sundays…but it’s what we do on Monday, and throughout the rest of the week that really counts.

And that’s truly what I want to be. A Monday morning woman. And Tuesday. And Wednesday. And every other day of the week.

A woman who doesn’t just check off her to-do list every day. (Although I do love a good to-do list!) Instead, I want to live. 

I don’t want to put God in a box.

And I definitely don’t want to cross grace off my list on Sunday afternoon.

I want to live it. Breathe it. Inhale deeply. Receive it. Give it. Know the fullness of God’s love and grace.

Every. Single. Day.

So stick with me. Because this life is hard. And rough. And joyful. And rewarding. And amazing.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. -Ephesians 3:17-19

Happy Thursday y’all. Let’s live like it’s Sunday. 

Holding onto hope,


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