Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Is that a southern thing?
Billy Bob. Mary Frances.
I’m not referring to first/last names. I’m talking about people known by their first/middle names. Always. No exception.
My parents didn’t do that. They did curse me by calling me by my middle name instead of my first name. (I digress.) The only times my parents used my first/middle name together was when they also used my last name: Michael Steven Heartsill! Exclamation point—important. I was in trouble.
What name are you known by? Son? Daughter? Mother? Wife? Father? Husband? Liar. Truth-teller? Friend? Foe?
My hope? Christ Follower.