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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!

Here's a new round of Snippets for you!  These are taken from my Safia and Kyndi projects


Her rapid movement cost a fall to her knees once again, but as the man moved forward in seeming concern, she brandished the vase as if it were a sword.           &qu…

What's in the Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical
Pronunciation:  ay-REE-lie (English)

Meaning & History
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was the name of a son of Gad, the son of Jacob.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Celtic Mythology
Pronunciation:  eh-PON-nah, ee-PONE-nah,

Book Review [Daisies Are Forever]

Daisies Are Forever
Liz Tolsma

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Genre:  Historical Fiction
Released:  2014

Gisela must hold on to hope and love despite all odds in the midst of a war-torn country.

Gisela Cramer is an American living in eastern Germany with her cousin Ella Reinhardt. When the Red Ar…

A + A Friday!

Stretching, then getting your ring caught in your braids and being forced to ask you sister to help free you.HYDRA really is taking over. . . (Found this while driving through town. Marvel fans will understand.)Getting junk mail in your name that you have absolutely nothing to do with.  &qu…


Alas, my computer is down again, but here's a fun post anyway! (Don't worry, the A+A post will come later.)

I've been tagged! Again! Thanks so much to Brittany from Daughter of the King, for sending the Liebster back my way.  :]

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Character Spotlight [Konner]

Konner Strand age:  20 height:  6' weight:  180 lbs. eye color:  grey-blue hair color:  sandy-blond home country:  Norska
Personality: Strong character.  Confident.  Adventurous.  Reckless.  Arrogant at times, but quick to correct his mistakes. 
Occupation: Merchant sailor aboard the Lady of Leif.  Ser…

What's in a Name?

Hello, dearies!  :]  Guess what!  My computer is back and running (for now)!  Woohoo! I never knew how much I would miss a full size keyboard.

So, on to the post!  I don't know if you have noticed, but I have been trying to publish my Name posts on Mondays, Word posts on Tuesdays, hopefully Ch…

A + A Friday!

This A + A post is a mix of last week's as well as this week. :]

Going to bed with your fuzzy socks on and waking up with them gone, then having no recollection whatsoever as to how or when they came off.  O_oSaying the word "invisible" as "invigible."  (Don't as…

Guess What!

Hello, all!
Sadly, I am still having issues with my computer and alas am now using my awesome little Kindle Fire.  Though it still doesn't compare to an actual keyboard...  TT_TT Ah, well. You are tired of my whining, I'm sure, so I shall get on with this post and explain the title before y…

Computer Trouble

Oh, dear.
Experiencing minor (at least that's what I hope) computer problems... I'm in need of a fixer-upper! But I don't think love will help for this one... ☺️
Right now, my poor little laptop--that's only four years old--is giving me the black screen of death. Hence, I've been f…

A Word, Guv'na?

grace 1828 Webster's Dictionary noun  1. Favor; good will; kindness; disposition to oblige another; as a grant made as an act of grace. 2. Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from Him. 3. Favorable influence of God; divine i…

What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Pronunciation: AY-bǝl (English), ah-BEL (Spanish), ǝ-BEL (Portuguese)

Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name Hevel or Havel, which means "breath."  In the Old Testament…

A + A Friday!

Starting a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, and the first day's assignment is to draw yourself. . . And so you do, trying for a more realistic version than usual.  You show the masterpiece to a sister and ask rather cheerfully, "Does it look like me?" She looks at it, makes a face sh…

Book Review [The Queen's Handmaid]

The Queen's Handmaid
Tracy L. Higley

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Genre:  YA, Historical Fiction
Released:  2014

[rear cover] A jealous Egyptian queen. A lascivious Galilean governor. A beautiful servant girl. Theirs is a story of prophecy, self-discovery, and revelation.
          The year is 39 BC.  Al…

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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…