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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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Just stumbled upon this in my study this morning.  Becoming a Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald.  Might possibly be a review on this book, but I can't promise anything... =]

Lord, Open my ears! So much of what I read in Your Word speaks of the importance of hearing. Wisdom demands it; Righteousne…

For the Sake of Updating...

Yes.  For the sake of updating, I decided to do a random post... (another?!?)  You know, just to give you an idea of what's been going on 'round here.

Life at the house has been a little languid the past few days.  Spring-time sickness has come around and I have just now got over it.  Thank…

What's in a Name?

Micaiah Gender:  Masculine & Feminine Usage:  Biblical Pronunciation:
Meaning & History Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew.  This name appears in the Old Testament, belonging to both males and females.  (1 Kings 22)(2 Kings 22:12)(2 Chron. 13:2; 17:7; 18:7-8,12-14…

Take & Edit: Photo Contest

Good gravy!  I've entered a lot of contests lately...  Ah, well.  Here's another!
Take & Edit Contest by Storyteller.
My entry:

This particular photo has been edited.  But not much! I tweaked the coloring a bit as well as the saturation, just to give it more of a bright, Spring look.

Passage to Ponder

Lamentations 3:21-26
"Yet I call this to mind, and therefore have hope: Because of the Lord's faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.  The Lord is …

Wind in the Willows

I thought I'd try this out, just for the sake of updating my post and maybe even for the fun of it.  =D
Also, I kind of felt sorry for the hostess.  This is for you, Storyteller!

1. What's the most traumatic (I don't care if it's a broken fingernail, whatever...) thing that's ha…

Secret Story Contest

I am entering a contest hosted by Storyteller from Rubber Boot Girl!  This is a book cover design contest.  
Here is my entry:

I did not wish for royalty. I cringe at the attention. My heart's desire would be to remain at home with my books, or in the Library translating ancient scrolls along…

Snippets of March

Here's another round of Snippets!  The following are from Peder's story.  I believe it is finished, I just have a whole lot of editing to do...  Hang in there! I plan to post his story in parts as soon as it's complete.

All in a Day's Work

“For two years, I was in prison. And o…

Guest Post! In Neverland

Hello, everybody!  I apologize for the lack of activity... 
I just wanted to let you know, I've been featured as a guest author on Hannah's blog, In Neverland.  Pop on over to read my words of wisdom.  =]

Have a blessed day!

What's in a Name?

This Name post centers on movie characters!

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Norse Mythology, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Pronunciation:  THOR (English), TOR (Danish), TOOR (Swedish, Norwegian)

Meaning & History
From an Old Norse word meaning "thunder." Thor, son of Odin, was the Norse god …

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February Snippets!
Here are some Snippets from last month.  These hail from my WIP Safia and another project I'm …
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near the brokenhearted;  He saves those crushed in spirit.  ( Psalm 34:18) > > >…
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 …
What's in a Name? || Surnames Edition
Good evening, y'all. It's the third week of AUGUST. O_o I'm picking up on my Name post ra…