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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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Reminiscing & 2013

My sisters and I had a wonderful morning antique shopping with a sweet friend that we haven't seen in a while.  For lunch, we tried a new restaurant, whose food was delicious.  Family-owned cafes are the best!

When we returned home, I took a stroll down Memory Lane.  Over the years for as long…

Passage to Ponder

The start of a new year is just around the corner.  Can you believe it?

2013 A.D.

The days before us are not promised, but we may live each and every dawn-to-dusk wishing only to further His kingdom, preparing every day to greet our Forever-King in the Eastern Sky.

Unfortunately, you can expect tr…

What's in a Name?

Samuel Gender:  Masculine Origin:  English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Scandinavian, Finnish, Biblical Pronunciation:SAM-yoo-əl (English), SAM-yəl (English)
Meaning & History From the Hebrew name Shemu'el, which means either "name of God" or "God has hear…

What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Origin:  English, Biblical
Pronunciation:  NO-ə (English)

Meaning & History
Taken from the Hebrew name Noach meaning "rest, comfort".  In the Old Testament, God ordered Noah to build an Ark, a great ship that would ultimately save him and his family and two of ever…

God's Perfect Gift

Roy Lessin

Little Baby on the hay,
Soon there'll be another day
When nails shall pierce Your hands and feet
As you provide our sin's defeat.

Risen Jesus on the throne,
We lift our praise to You alone -
For You're the Gift that we receive
The moment that our hearts believe.

"Thanks …

What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Origin:  Hebrew, English
Pronunciation:  JAYR-ron

Meaning & History
Hebrew variant transcription of Yaron, meaning "to sing, to shout".  English invented name, possibly derived from Jared, meaning "descent", and Darren,who's meaning is not known, but…


"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23, HCSB
It's true.  Whether you admit it or not.  Nobody is perfect, no not one.  I, of all people, know it.  I have so many faults, so many flaws, and yet He loves me anyway.  Through Him, we are made righteous (Ro…

What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Origin:  English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Pronunciation:  DAY-vid (English), dah-VEED (Jewish), da-VEED (French), DAH-vit (Dutch, German), dah-V…


I'm back!  Did you miss me? 
Here's another random post, this time with a doodle!
I'm actually quite proud of this masterpiece, inspired by, yes, did you guess? BRAVE!  I love Celtic knots but have never tried to draw them.  I admit, the knot in my doodle is based on another... Note, I…


I believe something needs to be said about the tragedy that happened this morning at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. 
The headlines are all over the news.
Twenty-six are dead because of one man.  
Twenty of the twenty-six were children ages five to ten.  
As I listen to the news repo…

What's in a Name?

Hullo, dear readers!
    Here's some more names to feast your eyes on.  I'm trying to post the more common names along with some unique ones.  Posting about the history and backgrounds of some of these guys and gals has been great fun for me, I enjoy the research!
    More to come in the ne…

Quote Worthy

Hello, friends!
I am currently reading a book entitled Stepping Heavenward, by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss.  Usually, I read one non-fiction along with a fictional novel.  This time, I've chosen the above said book (as my non-fiction, even though it's actually... fiction...) and the second of …

What's in a Name?

Ok, if you're an aspiring writer, or a published author (or even a wanna-be, like me), you have to love names, right?
Ancient names, mythical/legendary names, new names, weird names, out-of-the-blue names... Whether you are in the process of writing a masterpiece of a medieval novel or currentl…

A Bit of My Day

Suilaid, dear readers!

I wonder if, by that word, you've guessed what I'm currently reading?  (For those of you poor unfortunate souls who cannot comprehend the word above, it is Elvish for "greetings")  =D

If you thought J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, you are correct!  Because …

Passage to Ponder

Isaiah 9:1-7
"Nevertheless, the gloom of the distressed land will not be like that of the former times when He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali.  But in the future He will bring honor to the Way of the Sea, to the land east of the Jordan, and to Galilee of the nations.


Grande Opening!

Welcome to the grande opening of my new blog!

I decided to create a new place in which to write, journal, review books and films, and record other such awesome and interesting stuff about myself.  I would eventually like to post a short story or two each month as well.

So, stay tuned and come back …

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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 …
Drama Update! [w/ link to Behind-the-Scenes]
The first weekend of shows has passed!   All went rather smoothly, with only a few minor glitches.…
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…