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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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What's in a Name?

Medieval names for maidens.  

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Medieval French
Pronunciation: ǝ-MAY, 

Meaning & History
Meaning "beloved."  Old French form ofAimée (pronounced e-MAY), which is the modern French form of Amy, an English given name derived from the Latin name Amata

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A Hurried Halloo!

Quick update!
I apologize for the lack of activity.  Hay Season has officially arrived!  Due to the hours spent in the fields (mowing, tedding, raking), and preparation for the upcoming week of VBS, I have had no time to prepare a post.  There is a possibility it will only get crazier in the days …


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A Word, Guv'na?

faith Webster's 1828 Dictionary
noun[L. fides, fido, to trust; Gr. to persuade, to draw towards any thing, to conciliate; to believe, to obey.]  1. Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting on his authority and veracity, without other evidence; the judgme…

Book Review [The Beauty of Modesty]

The Beauty of Modesty {Cultivating Virtue in the Face of a Vulgar Culture} David Vaughan & Diane Vaughan
Rear cover: "In light of the value God places on marriage and fidelity, immodesty is no small sin. It is not simply a silly and vain form of self-display. It is a snare to serious sin.”


All in a Day's Work [PART 6]

I promise, this series will end.  Eventually...  For those of you who have stuck with my story up to this point, I salute you!  You make me very happy.  =]  Beforehand, I thank you for your sweet comments of appreciation.  They have greatly encouraged me!  

And now, without further ado...

Part 6: Ner…

What's in a Name?

Again, as per request, here is the promised second part of the Medieval names.  To see the post for the ladies, click here.

I greatly enjoyed researching these names and, because I found quite a few that I liked (but didn't want to overwhelm anyone with a long post), decided to feature at leas…

A Word, Guv'na?

Perhaps I should have saved today's word for a patriotic day... No matter, I felt this day is as good as any.
liberty Webster's 1828 Dictionary noun 1. Freedom from restraint, in a general sense, and applicable to the body, or to the will or mind.2. Natural liberty, consists in the power of a…

What's in a Name?

Per request, I have a set of Medieval names for you today.  The following are for feminine characters, mind you.  =]  Next Name post will feature all masculine names!
Thank you to Lady Lauriloth and Lady Aili for requesting!
Elena Gender:  Feminine Usage:  Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Maced…

All in a Day's Work [PART 5]

It is here, at last!


Part 5: "Trust me."

      With a groan, Peder reluctantly rose from his comfortable position and began stretching his tired muscles.       “We need to find Jaron.  This news changes many things.” He offered a hand to the other man and pulled him to his feet, wonde…

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