Behind the Name

Like everyone else, I am always curious about the origin of  a business name. So, for your curiosity’s pleasure, here is the short backstory on mine:

The name Garland & Pendant originated from Proverbs 1:9 (ESV):

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,

and forsake not your mother’s teaching,

for they are a graceful garland for your head

and pendants for your neck.

While  I was trying to create a name for my (at the time inexistent) business, I was pregnant and anticipating the arrival of our son, the boy who would make me a mother. At that time, I had began reading through Proverbs, and these words stuck out to me as a daughter and a soon-to-be momma. Not only that, but “garland and pendant” sounded pretty good together too. Win!

The words of my business name are reminders of the responsibility I have as a mother. To teach and instruct. To be a constant source of grace and mercy.  I am, at the same time, encouraged by this scripture in hearing that me and Steven’s instruction and teaching to our children is comparable to adornments of grace. Really? ….sounds like the most important job in the world when held in that regard. And let’s be honest, while finding myself in mundane situations like changing diapers or burping babies, I don’t often feel like my job as a mom really means much to anyone. Especially when I start comparing how I’m doing to another mother. So, my being a mom won’t ever land me an interview on the Today Show, but Scripture sure as heck has a lot to say about the importance of doing my best(and clinging to grace in my worst)  in helping to rear three tiny souls.

Also, this Proverb reminds me that as a daughter and disciple, my obedience to God renders me more lovely and amiable than any beautiful piece of jewelry or accessory could.

Do you have an a business? What name did you go with and why?

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