I have always been fascinated with names and their meanings and have noticed that the name you’re given have an impact on your personality and character. In the bible, God changed Jacob’s name to Israel. This establishes a new identity, a new calling. Jacob means supplanter or he who follows whereas Israel means having power with God. He also changed both Abram and Sarai’s names to Abraham and Sarah.

So, what is the point? Words have power. What we speak or are named have power. Upon realizing this and searching the scripture,  have decided to take extra precaution on how we name our children. Luckily, God was with us when we were named. Antoinette means beyond praise or praise-worthy and my husband’s name, Raymond means mighty wise protector.

So, what does your name stand for?


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