“…………..what’s in a Name?”

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What’s in a NAME?  Names are more important as we get older.  When I was 6 or 7, some red-headed-kid called me an SOB; and his name was Chuck.  I didn’t like him or his name.  I could not bring myself to call my first born, Charles, so Chuck it was.  I’ve had my share of last names, too.…Lehman, Barry, Lehman, and finally Brooks.  I thought that I was being adopted but they were just changing my last name.  Brooks stuck.  I lived with my last father for 9 years, and he left a good, and lasting, impression on me, along with his good name; for which I am proud to have had, for some 53 years.  Aside from the fact that I don’t think birth names should be subject to change, ever… mine was, and I’ve tried to bring honor to it.  My own children, and grandchildren have followed me in that journey; all making us proud to be a Brooks.  As we flow through the stops and turns of life, we should be aware of the name that we leave behind; a birth name, or not, always follows you.  Our name is our legacy and our reputation.   Proverbs 22:1-2 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. …..cjlb..…8/13/13

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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