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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?"

Got a set of unique names for you today.  :]

If you have any requests for a specific name(s) or a set of names with a certain meaning (i.e. hope, brave, intelligent, etc.), don't hesitate to comment!


Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English (rare)
Pronunciation:  O-ber-ahn

Meaning & Hi…

A Word, Guv'na?

[to] blave verb  to bluff, to lie. 
Not to be confused with "True Love."
In all reality, this is not an actual word in the English language, but was invented for the classic film, The Princess Bride.

Film Review! {The Lost Medallion}

The Lost Medallion The Adventures of Billy Stone
PG, 2013
Cast: Billy Unger Sammi Hanratty James Hong Alex Kendrick Mark Dacascos
[rear cover description]
The journey of The Lost Medallion begins as Daniel Anderson (Kendrick, Fireproof, Courageous) visits a foster home to drop off a donation and is quickly…

Book Review [Moonblood]

Tales of Goldstone Wood #3
Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Publisher:  Bethany House
Genre:  YA
Released:  2012

[rear cover]
Moonblood Draws Near, and Soon the Dragons Will Wake

Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose R…

Trust Me.

Whoa!  Two posts in one day?
But I just wrote a new poem and I had to share it.  
Trust Me.
I know naught of the future,  My path is unclear. Yet, on it He stands;  My Rock, always near. I whine and complain, Displeased with my lot; Then 'fore Him stand 'shamed, For 'tis the world I sought.  It …

A Word, Guv'na?

pluvial [pro. ploo-vee-uhl] | Webster's 1828 Dictionary adj.1.  of or pertaining to rain, especially much rain; rainy, humid. 2.Geology. occurring through the action of rain.

I've Been Awarded!

Many thanks to the lovely Tane!  She has given me the Liebster and the Sunflower award.  

The Rules: 1.  link the blog that nominated you for the award. 2.  choose eleven bloggers to nominate that have less than 200 followers. 3.  answer the questions given to you. 4.  let the people who you've nom…

Something About a Sunrise

Fresh new poem!  These words came to mind late last night.  I guess I was longing for the beauty of the sun come morning.  =]
It is in the dark of the night long where words unspoken find life.
There is something about a sunrise That speaks of a new g…

Book Review [One Realm Beyond]

One Realm BeYonD (Realm Walkers Trilogy, Book 1) Donita K. Paul
Publisher:  Zondervan Genre:  YA Released:  2014
[rear cover] Cantor D'Ahma waited his whole life for this day.  Born with a gift to walk between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his…

What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Basque
Pronunciation: MARK-ǝl

Meaning & History
Basque form of Martialis, which is ultimately derived from the name of the Roman god Mars, possibly taken from the Latin mas, meaning "male."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Indonesian
Pronunciation:  EEN-dah


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