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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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Book Review | The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender
A Medieval Fairytale (#2) Melanie Dickerson
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson Genre:  Christian, Medieval, Historical Fiction Released:  May 10th, 2016
{GoodReads} What happens when a margrave realizes he’s fallen in love with a servant?

The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast…

What's in a Name?

NathanaelGender:  Masculine Usage:  Biblical, Biblical Greek Pronunciation:  nay-THAN-ee-ǝl (English), nay-THAN-yel (English)
Meaning & History From the Hebrew name Netan'el meaning "given of God."  In the New Testament this was the given name of one of the Twelve disciples of Jesus …

Book Review | Little One, God Made You Special

Little One, God Made You Special Amy Warren Hilliker
Publisher:  ZonderKidz Genre:  Board Books, Children, Christian Released:  May 3rd, 2016
{GoodReads} Little One, God Made You Special, written by Amy Warren Hilliker and inspired by the New York Times #1bestseller The Purpose-Driven Life, is a cute a…

What's in a Name?

Hullo, all!  Long time no see.  :]  How was your weekend?  Can you believe Summer is nearly here?? I've two ladies names for you today!  Enjoy.

Eden Gender:  Feminine Usage:  Biblical, Hebrew Pronunciation:  EE-dǝn(English)
Meaning & History Means "place of pleasure" or "delight&…

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In the Midst of Despair [A Prayer]
Have you ever had one of those down days?  Where you feel like everyone and everything is against …
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Excerpt from "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" [THE ROOM]
I don't know if I mentioned this or not in my review of Joshua Harris' I Kissed Dating Goo…
What's in a Name? >> 3rd Monday Edition
Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend?  Does it feel like Summertime to you yet? We've ha…