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Sarah
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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grace
1828 Webster's Dictionary
noun  1. Favor; good will; kindness; disposition to oblige another; as a grant made as an act of grace.
2. Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from Him.
3. Favorable influence of God; divine influence or the influence of the spirit, in renewing the heart and restraining from sin.
4. The application of Christ's righteousness to the sinner.
5. A state of reconciliation to God.
10. Favor; mercy; pardon.
13. That in manner, deportment or language which renders it appropriate and agreeable; suitableness; elegance with appropriate dignity.  We say, a speaker delivers his address with grace; a man performs his part with grace.
14. Natural or acquired excellence; any endowment that recommends the possessor to others.
15. Beauty; embellishment; in general, whatever adorns and recommends to favor; sometimes, a single beauty.



2 Corinthians 12:9
"My grace is sufficient for you, for [My] power is perfected in weakness. . ."

Ephesians 2:8
"For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God's gift."

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  1. Lovely post, Sarah, as always...Grace is also...the name of my little sister. :)
    Loved reading this!
    Tane♥

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  2. Love this, just love this. It's nice to just observe the beauty of a single word sometimes.

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  3. Thanks, ladies! Sometimes we need a reminder of what words really mean, right? :]

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  4. One of the most beautiful words I've ever known!
    Wonderful post, Sarah!

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  5. Beautiful post. :)

    Celia
    blue-freckled-nargles.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you to Ashlin and Celia! :]

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