The Princess and the Pure

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Posted by Katie

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I can still remember walking down the hallway of my childhood home and seeing, amid a cluster of family photos, each of our names framed individually with the meaning written beneath it. I can’t remember what my brothers’ names meant, but I have never forgotten what my sister’s name means. Sara means “Princess.”


Of COURSE it does. She was about four, and I was around 10. I had not found myself to be convicted of coveting yet.

Guess what my name means?

“Pure one.”

At ten-years-old, I thought this was incredibly boring.

I lamented my stupid “name-meaning”.

However, fast forward just a few years, and I find I marvel at the purity I witness in my children.

Pure honesty.
Pure adventure.
Pure joy.
Pure LOVE.

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Purely dependent on their parent.

Suddenly, "Pure One" doesn't sound so boring.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” - Matthew 5:8

(P.S. Sara, Princess are still cool too...)

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