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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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A [Brief] Hullo! + a Couple Names. . .

Hi, all!  I know my extended absence doesn't really surprise you, my faithful friends, but I feel I should explain nonetheless. . . This past week, my family and I took our annual trip up to the mountains for our camping vacation.  It was such a nice, relaxing time there, and absolutely beautiful! as usual.  :]  I took about 300 photos!  Haha, maybe a new record for me, I dunno.  But I do hope to share them sometime this week.  Also, I have another book review coming!

Life, in general, is good.  My family and I are coping well, what with my grandfather recovering wonderfully from his pancreatic surgery and my aunt and cousins keeping busy and starting a new school year.  Still, we could all use your prayers as some days are more difficult than others.  Thank you, from the depths of our hearts, in remembering my family this summer! God is good in sending His children to care and love others.

You may be idly wondering how my relationship with Evan is progressing. . .  Well, the 21st of this month marked five months of our dateship.  We've only grown closer and he is without doubt my best friend. 

What is to come in the days and months ahead?  Who knows the timing of God, except God Himself? 

Again, we greatly appreciate your prayers!  We are trying diligently to seek God first, in wisdom, strength, and discernment.  Thank you, dearies!!


And, seeing as it's Monday, I thought I'd throw in a couple names for you. . . Enjoy!

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical, Hebrew, English
Pronunciation:  ROO-bǝn (English)

Meaning & History
Means "behold, a son" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was the eldest son of Jacob and Leah.  It has been used as a Christian name in Britain since the Protestant Reformation.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Roman Mythology
Pronunciation:  LAHR-ǝ (English), LAH-rah (German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)

Meaning & History
Russian short form of Larisa, the name of a city in Thessaly, ultimately meaning "citadel."  It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character in Borster Pasternak's novel Doctor Zhivago (1957) and later movie adaption (1965).  In Roman Mythology, it is a variant of Larunda, meaning "to talk."

Have a lovely week, m'dears!

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  1. I'll definitely be praying for you girl!!! Haha 300 photos? That picture of you and Evan is so sweet!!!

    at first I thought you might have picked out the name "Kit" to go with the Richard Madden picture you have up there! Haha!

    Glad to hear you and your family are going well!

  2. 'Tis meh Sarah! *glomples* Always good to hear from you, dear. Oooh, the mountains. I adore the mountains. Sounds like a lovely time indeed! I look forward to seeing those pics!

    You and Evan are so presh, I seriously can't with you two. <3

    Always praying for you and your sweet family. So glad to hear things are going well. Our God is good!

  3. Morgan: Aww, thank you, dearie!! I miss you, girl :D Haha, I may have to look up that name now... I thought he did well in the Cinderella movie. Only one more week till it comes to DVD!! I can't wait!!! So wanna see it again

    Christine: LAURI!!!!! So good to hear from you! I absolutely LOVE seeing your blog posts. Awwww, thank you, m'dear, for your sweet compliments and prayers!

    Love you, girlies!! Thanks for commenting <3


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