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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Home by Rich Mullins #LifeWithRox #AmListening

So, some of you know that the music most responsible for shaping my life comes from Ed Sheeran, U2, and Rich Mullins.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone #YA #Review #LifeWithRox

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There really isn't anything I can add to a review that hasn't been said already about this book, but I'll share my thoughts anyway.

I admire how JK Rowling wasn't afraid to take such dark subject matter and place an 11 year old at the center of it. She did it with grace and honesty.

The book made me feel.... pure hotblooded anger towards Petunia Dursley for how she treated her nephew, immense love towards Hagrid for taking an orphan under his wing, pity towards Malfoy for falling in lockstep with his parents' prejudices, sadness for Ron who struggles with being on the outside due to poverty and at the same time joy that Ron and Harry formed a David and Jonathan friendship bond.

I read it many years ago like so many others and decided to take a more critical look at it this year. There are plot holes but for me they are easy to ignore for the story is pure joy from start to finish.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

What's in a name? #LifeWithRox



What's in a name? 

Names are really important to me. My given name is "Jayne" and I struggled with that my whole life. No one ever spelled it right and the pronunciation was constantly butchered. So, when I had kids, I paid careful attention to names. 

I chose to go by Roxanne last year and my life changed with that decision. I have considered legally changing it. Still toy with the idea. So, anyway, I went looking because I was curious what "Roxanne" meant. First "Jayne" and then "Roxanne".

Hebrew Meaning:

The name Jayne is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Jayne is:Gift from God.

Numerology

SoulUrge Number: 6
People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.
Expression Number: 1
People with this name tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities. They tend to be focused on specific goals, experience a wealth of creative new ideas, and have the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. They tend to be courageous and sometimes aggressive. As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority, and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient.
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Persian Meaning:

The name Roxanne is a Persian baby name. In Persian the meaning of the name Roxanne is: Dawn; bright.

Numerology

SoulUrge Number: 3
People with this name have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment.
Expression Number: 1
People with this name tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities. They tend to be focused on specific goals, experience a wealth of creative new ideas, and have the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. They tend to be courageous and sometimes aggressive. As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority, and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient.
I know that it all may sound a little weird, but in the Bible, there are numerous times when God changed peoples' names when he gave them new goals or assignments. Abram to Abraham, for instance.
There are many ways to go about changing your stars.
Also was really interested in how my Expression Number stayed the same. Like, the core of who I am stayed constant but my goals had shifted. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

**CLOSED** $10 Target Gift Card #AFreshStart


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