Behind the Name, My True Identity

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When I began blogging coming up with a blog name that said, “This blog is about a woman who is a Christian and her viewpoints on the Christian life” wasn’t simple. After all, that’s a lot to ask of a blog title.

Then there was the issue of domain ownership.  Every title I thought of someone else had thought of before me.

Finally I knew two bloggers at the time, both men, one used his first name and one used his middle.  In discussions about why I felt safer using my middle name. 

It was a big thing for me, I would never tell people my middle name if I could avoid it.  Spoken with a deep Southern accent with my first name and I heard “redneck”.

Then I learned my middle name, also my mother’s and also disliked by her, meant Faith.  That changed my perspective.  Enough so that when the title, “Faith View by Faye”, was available if I used fvbf I made that choice.

Now after all this time I was outed.  WordPress did it.  For a few seconds I felt exposed.  Then I thought, “Okay, it is what it is”.

So my name is Donna.  The picture you see of me is really me.  The writing is mine.  The thoughts and opinions are mine. 

If you feel lied to, I apologize.  For my friends who have been saying why not use your real name?  Here you go.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.  No, I worked harder than all of them–yet, not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”  1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV

The blog name isn’t going to change for now, I have to wait on that until finances allow!

Donna
The blogger formerly known as Faye!

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