If Jesus wore a name tag, what would it say???  Lucinda Berry Hill reminds us of the beauty of Jesus.



It’s NAME TAG DAY, a fun little celebration of your one and only means of identification – your name.  I suppose there is rank and serial number, but it’s not often I’m asked for those things.  Usually it’s just my name people are interested in having.

That might be a fun book to read.

Let’s do something fun today.  If you were given a name tag that said HELLO, I’M…  what name would you put on that name tag?  Just imagine you could be any name for today.  What name would you write on that tag?

From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors.   – Proverb

When my parents were deciding on a name for me, they asked my Aunt Mary for suggestions.  I loved Aunt Mary because she was a bit of a free spirit – something I’ve always been too shy and backward to be.  She just did what she wanted to do and sort of flew by the seat of her designer pants.  I admired that about her and always wanted to be just like her.

She was around movie stars all day long back in the 1940’s, doing their hair and hearing all about their exciting lives.  Wow, I sure would have loved to visit her there.  I never got to do that.

Anyway, she suggested that my folks name me SAMANTHA SIMONE TURNER.  Her suggestion was vetoed and I was named LINDA LOU TURNER.  It’s a down-to-earth, sensible name.  I was told a gazillion times that the name LINDA means BEAUTIFUL in Spanish.  Well, there are worse names, right?

Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves.  – Terri Guillemets




I mean absolutely no disrespect to my very sensible parents.  You know I love them dearly.  There are a gazillion women named “Linda”.  But just for today, I believe my name tag will have the name SAMANTHA SIMONE on it.  If you call me by that name I probably won’t respond – LOL…  I mean I’ve been plain old Linda Lou for over 50 years, so…

Hey – it’s all for fun, right???  Wink!  😉