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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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Guest Post [From L&P to English Tea]

Hello, friend!
Guess what?  I have been featured as a guest poster at Anjali's blog, From L&P to English Tea!  Please click here (or the image below) to read my post on Writing Tips.

Character Profile [Mo]

Welcome back, dear readers!  
I've wanted to do this for a little while now, and finally it has happened!  I give you the first in my line of Profile posts, in which I will give an overview of my original characters in my WIP, Safia, and the medieval-fantasy world of Everon.
And so, without fu…

What's in a Name?

Rohan Gender:  Masculine Usage:  Indian, Literature Pronunciation:  ro-HAHN, ro-HAN
Meaning & History The meaning of this name depends on its usage.  In Indian, it is derived from the Sanskrit rohana, meaning "ascending."  In Literature, it is used by J.R.R. Tolkien in his trilogy, "…

Book Review

I Kissed Dating Goodbye A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships
Joshua Harris
[rear cover]
Tired of the game?  Kiss dating goodbye.
Dating.  Isn't there a better way?  I Kissed Dating Goodbye suggest there is.  Reorder your romantic life in the light of God's Word and find more fulfill…

What's in a Name? [SURNAMES]

Another addition of Surnames!  I apologize. . . No pictures.  =]

Remember, these Name and Surname posts, as well as the Word posts are to serve a purpose for you, my fellow writer!  And that purpose is to help you in choosing the perfect name or names for you character (or characters) as well as w…

A Word, Guv'na?

It has been quite a while since I've featured a word post here.  High time for another, don'cha think? =]
camaraderie Webster's 1828 Dictionary
noun  a spirit of friendly good fellowship

From the French word camarade meaning "comrade."  A comrade is "a fellow, a mate or com…

Book Review [Emma]

Emma Jane Austen

[Synopsis from GoodReads]
'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.'

Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, deli…

What's in a Name?

Nuru Gender:  Masculine Usage:  Eastern African, Swahili Pronunciation:  noo-ROO, NEW-roo
Meaning & History Means "light" or "born in daylight" in Swahili, ultimately from the Arabic nur.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Indian, Greek
Pronunciation:  UN-jah-lee, AHN-jah-lee

Meaning &…

New Blog Design!

What do you think?  Is it a keeper?
I think so.  =]
A HUGE thank you, once again, to Anna! from Hero (as well as Dragonmaster and Rubberboot Girl).

I'm still tweaking the sidebar a wee bit.  It was rather cluttered. . .  Please do not be alarmed, or angry, if you see that your blog button is n…

[Every Good Word] Writerly Link-Up!

I know I'm a little late in joining the party, but I decided to do it anyway!  This is a get-to-know-your-fellow-writers link-up at Meghan Gorecki's blog, Every Good Word

What was your first-ever piece of writing? I guess that would be a short story I wrote, set in the Old West, about a Ra…

What's in a Name?

Orlando Gender:  Masculine Usage:  Italian Pronunciation:  or-LAHN-do
Meaning & History The Italian form of the name Roland, which means "famous land," from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and land.  A city in Florida bears this name, as does a character in Shakespeare's p…

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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]
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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…