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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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Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas to you and yours!
Praying this year brings much joy as you remember the real reason for this season.  It is now that we celebrate the birth of our Lord, and that He came for us.  It's not about the gifts we will receive!  It's about the Ultimate Gift that was given to us--t…

What This Year Has Taught Me

Wow! I can hardly believe this year is at an end.  Today marks the 21st day of December and that means we only have about four more days till Christmas!  What??  Where has the time gone?
While this year of 2015 has been good to say the least, it has also been one of the most trying that I have ever…

A + A Friday!

Heheheh.  This has been in the drafts for a few weeks.  Or so.  -_-

AWKWARDWhen you unintentionally call a hoodie hood and "lid."  O_oAttempting to say "no" whilst nodding, and "yes" whilst shaking your head. Just because.  Go on, try it.  xDUsing the trunk spa…

Book Review | The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones (formerly titled "for Toddlers") L.J. Stattgast, with illustrations by Laurence Cleyet-Merle
Publisher:  ZonderKidsGenre:  Children's, Christian, Religious, PoetryReleased:  October 6th, 2015
[Goodreads]The fun-time, anytime, read-aloud Bible …

Good Morrow, dears!

Good morning, all!  Or afternoon, depending on where you are in this world.  :]
I do hope you and your family enjoyed a marvelous Thanksgiving holiday this past week!  I know my family did.  We had a great time with family and friends, and consumed much good food.   If you've experienced the l…

To You & Yours. . .

May this day be filled to the brim with the blessings of family and friends.

Sundee Proverb

"And whatever you do, in words or in deeds, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God through Him."- Colossians 3:17, HCSB -
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."- Native American proverb -

Book Review | Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading RoomChicago World's Fair Mystery #3 Shelley GrayPublisher:  ZondervanGenre:  Christian Fiction, Mysteries, RomanceReleased:  November 10th, 2015{Goodreads}Lydia’s job at the library is her world—until a mysterious patron catches her eye . . . and perhaps her heart.

Just m…

Sundee Proverb

----------------------------------------------"Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead.  Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established."- Proverbs 4:25-26 (HCSB) -

A + A Friday!

This A+A is about three to four weeks in the making. . . Heheheh, sorry, guys.  I tried! But it'll serve to give y'all a sort of update of what's been going on, I suppose.  :]
Happy Friday!
AWKWARDWhen your assistant manager asks if you can drive, and you get the impression that…

Book Review | Amongst the Flames

Amongst the Flames T.K. Chapin
Publisher:  Branch PublishingGenre:  Christian Fiction, RomanceReleased:  August 16, 2015
{Goodreads}“A burning building doesn’t scare me at all compared to the thought of losing you.” 

Firefighter Cole Taylor is the man everyone looks up to at Firehouse 9 in downtown Sp…

What's in a Name?

Got a couple names for you today.  Hope you had a great weekend! Don't forget to check back soon.  I have a couple book reviews coming and some photos from our Grand Autumn Festival Tournament that my family put on for Halloween.  :] GarrettGender:  MasculineUsage:  EnglishPronunciation:  GER-i…

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I'm ENGAGED!!!To Evan J. Cnossen.  (pro. ke-NOSS-sin)

He proposed this past Thursday night, the day before our seven-month, dateship "anniversary." And with the ring we'd designed ourselves and had custom-made by an friend of his.

What's in a Name?

JosephGender:  MasculineUsage:  English, French, German, BiblicalPronunciation:  JO-sǝf (English), zho-ZEF (French), YO-zef (German)
Meaning & History From Ioseph, the Latin form of the Greek Ιωσηφ, which is derived from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "he will add."  In the Old Testame…

Sundee Proverb

"Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. . . Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised."-- Proverbs 31:25, 30, ESV --

My Prayer for the Week

Trust in You Lauren Daigle

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what You see

I've tried to win this war I confess
My hands are weary I need Your rest
Mighty Warrior, King of the fight
No matter what I face, You're by my side


What's in a Name?

Welcome, welcome!  Here's a new Name post for you, dearies.  
I understand NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is quickly approaching.  And so, the majority of you lovely bloggie buddies are gathering your resources and preparing your plots.  Well, you need names, right?  While I do not 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]
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…