Write Your Own Story

Whats_in_a_NameWhat’s in a name? A name is more than just something by which we are called; in a sense, it is our reputation. Did you know there are a multitude of names for God? 

Each name unique and powerful; the list is endless. Join us on this exciting adventure through Scripture, where we will learn some amazing verses, talk about how those verses should affect our lives, and discuss some practical ways to make these names “real”.


“I want to do something splendid…
Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead…
I think I shall write books.”
― Louisa May Alcott

What’s in a name? Think of your favorite author. Just hearing their name conjures vivid mental images of stories read, lessons learned, and creativity inspired. If they’ve written long enough and well enough, their name becomes their brand and, often, sells before the book can hit the market. A name is a powerful thing.

Our third, and final, book recommendation for this season is not a book at all. It’s the idea of a book. A bare book! Pages of empty space waiting to be filled. Hard back, soft; made for little hands to explore.

Hard-covered books filled with blank pages, bare books are available in several sizes. They come with covers in ready-to-be-colored designs or with a blank cover for our own creativity. Have a youngster who isn’t quite ready for paper yet? They have board books, too! For those of us who haven’t mastered the writing process, helpful line guides are available for purchase.

Over the years our children have completed dozens of bare books. We keep a shelf in the study just for their creations. Our collection is quite eclectic. We’ve covered everything from fashion designs to scientific inventions to fictional stories. Oh, the memories!

Christmas is almost upon us. Before the season ends, let’s take a moment to write our own story. Nab a bare book and create a holiday treat for the kids to enjoy on Christmas morning, or whenever. The possibilities are endless.

🎄Time to Chime In: You’ve set about writing a book, will it be fiction or non?

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2 thoughts on “Write Your Own Story

  1. You writing a book has my vote. *hint* *hint* 🙂

    This post has hit on a big area for us at the moment. I’d go into more detail but the ‘a name is a powerful thing’ is spot on. For five years now God has been slowly encouraging me in this area, and after a lot of prayer, we committed to some new directions this year that would essentially fix some very, very bad advice I got as a teenager. It cost a lot to fix and in doing has humbled me because of a realization attached to it, about the greater costs that were involved in my ignorant and naive decision back then.

    As for the question: I’m aiming for both. My first book would be a book of theologically inspired poetry. Something I’d like to start working towards next year. Adding some of my odd surrealistic art to it. I’m not sure how to do put that together, so it’ll be an interesting journey.

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