In the Name of Jesus

the wonders of his holy name

I was in the car the other day and 7eventh Time Down’s song “Just Say Jesus” came on.  I thought to myself how true it was.  I grew up never really knowing the power of his holy name, Jesus.  I never got it but now through the years I have.  There is so much power in Jesus’s name.

7eventh time down

After my second son was born I received a book called, The Wonders of the Holy Name by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan.  This book is about His name and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  In the up and coming years I was going to need it.

I was at home one day with two toddlers (4 and 2 ½) who were only 19 months apart and a new-born baby.  I was recovering from having my third C-section.  Both my boys were having meltdowns or fighting or not listening.  I can’t remember exactly what they were doing but I know I was at my wit’s end.  Their baby sister must have been crying too.  I just needed a break and didn’t know what to do.

I locked myself in the bathroom for a minute or two and just began to cry.  I couldn’t stop.  How was I going to get through this?  I just sat against the bathroom door crying and calling out Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.  Help me Jesus, help me.  Shortly after that there was silence.  Everyone, including myself, had calmed down.  Peace had come over the house. It was a miracle.  Thank you!  Thank you!

I grew up being taught how to pray.  I knew all kinds of different prayers but I also knew that just talking to God was a form of prayer too.  However, I had never heard about this. I mean if I had heard about it, it never clicked before.  That is until now.

So the next time you feel like giving up or just need some comfort try it.  Just call out his name.  Feel the power of his name.  Breathe slowly and call him.  I would also recommend reading this book The Wonders of the Holy Name.  I especially like chapter 9.


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I am a mother of three children who is trying to fulfill all the ‘traditional’ ideas of a stay at home mom. I am a cook, maid, shopper, chauffeur and the laundry lady. I am also their protector, mentor, religious educator and guidance counselor. I have chosen to raise them in a Catholic household.

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