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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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What's in a Name?

Gamaliel Gender:  Masculine Usage:  Biblical Pronunciation: gǝ-MAY-lee-ǝl
Meaning & History Means "benefit of God" in Hebrew.  In the New Testament, Gamaliel was a teacher of Paul (Acts 22:3).

Gemma Gender:  Feminine Usage:  Italian, English (British), Dutch Pronunciation:JEM-ǝ(English)

It's official.

I am one of them.  
An . . . adult!
Yes, it is true.  I am now one and twenty.  =]

Happy Tuesday!

May the Force be with you...

Go check out my Maidens of Virtue blog to see more of the pictures from the LEGO Star Wars birthday party!

Guest Post! Daughter of the King

Hello, dear readers!
Just wanted to let you know, I was asked to do a guest post over at Brittney's Daughter of the King blog.  Do go and check it out!
You can click the image below or link above to read it. 

Have a great week!

What's in a Name? [Surname Edition]

Sometimes my sisters are so smart.  ;D  Julia suggested to me a little while ago that I should start doing Name posts with surnames.  I said, "Brilliant!"
So, here goes!
Again, these posts are written for you, my fellow writers!  To help you decide on the perfect name for your main chara…

All in a Day's Work [FINAL]

The final addition to Peder's story is here at last!  Enjoy!

To read the previous part, click here.
Final Part: Long Day
      Peder shook his head. “For years I think of Neris as nothing more than a legend, even a myth, and now twice in one day I meet two of her citizens.” The remark caused Sla…

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July!

Picture via Pinterest. A Nation's Strength (July 4th, 2012)

Book Review [What Women Fear]

What Women Fear {Walking in Faith That Transforms} Angie Smith
Rear cover: From a Challenge of Faith to A Means of Transformation
Did God really say you couldn't eat from any tree in the garden?  This seed of doubt planted so long ago still bears the fruit of fear on some level every day -- the ide…

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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…