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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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April Snippets

This post has been in the drafts for quite a while.  When I realized that the end of April is TOMORROW! I decided to throw together some snippets for you.  

From various works-in-progress:

"As long as this world exists, there will always be a Light to fight the Darkness."
[penned by ME! (I r…

What's in a Name?

Romulus Gender:  Masculine Usage:  Roman Mythology Pronunciation:  RAWN-yǝ-lǝs(English)
Meaning & History Simply means "of Rome."  In Roman legend, Romulus and Remus (brothers) were the founders of Rome.

Gender:  Masculine & Feminine
Usage:  Indian
Pronunciation:  AHR-yah, AHR-yee-ah

All in a Day's Work [PART 4]

Part 4: Mine Enemy, Now Friend

      After leaving Valtiramiir and Peder, Keighvyn and Jaron set a course for the riders. The white dragon descended lower, gliding over the tops of the great trees.         They have heard us and are increasing speed.       “Very well,” said Jaron. “Let us teach them …

I've Been Tagged!

I apologize, dear friends!  I was supposed to have posted the fourth part of Peder's story... YESTERDAY.   But, alas, due to farm work, which consisted of picking up rocks in the field (we always have an abundant crop of these things every year) all morning long, and a fellowship night with fr…

Book Review [Discipline: the Glad Surrender]

Discipline: The Glad Surrender Elisabeth Elliot

Rear Cover: "We have come to imagine that discipleship is somehow an 'extra.' ...Yet to be a Christian in New Testament terms is to be a disciple. There are no two ways about it."
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With honesty and grace, beloved author Elisabeth El…

A Word, Guv'na?

Today's word is one whose definition has been largely undermined in the last few decades.

Does anyone honor their parents these days?  Do they even know what the word means?

honor Webster's 1828 Dictionary noun 1. the esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation  3. dignity; exalted rank or …

All in a Day's Work [PART 3]

"I Will Do What is Necessary"

      Again, Peder was given the chance to soar above the clouds.  This time, however, he didn't allow himself to enjoy it quite as much, angry as he was.       Peace, young Peder, said the voice of Valtiramiir.  'Tis not fitting a man a your status to …

God Answers Prayers - A Musical Tag

Oh my.  I saw this post from my new friend, Lauri, and just had to do it!  It is a musical tag, and as she said, that's been floating around the blogging world in all its randomness.  I wasn't officially tagged by anyone, but it sounded like way too much fun to ignore.
So, here we are!  Hope…

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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…