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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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A + A Friday!

AWKWARDWhen your sister is playing a game on your iPhone whilst sticking it in the cat's uninterested face. You ask her what she's doing and she says, "I'm trying to play the game with her!" And this from a 21-year-old. xDPlaying late night card games, PIT in particular, and …

A Book of Poems | Progress Through Photos

And now the day has come to share a bunch of pictures. Of my poem book.  :] For those who have no idee of what I am speaking of, I recently purchased a blank, leather journal, solely for the purpose of handwriting my poetry and doodling little doodles that match each piece.  My thinking is that th…

What's in a Name? | Medieval Edition

Here's a set of Medieval-ty for you.  :]  Hope you enjoy these, dearies! ElricGender:  MasculineUsage:  Medieval EnglishPronunciation:  ELL-rick
Meaning & History Medieval form of either ÆLFRIC, from the Old English elements for "elf" and "power, rule"; or ÆÐELRIC, which …

A + A . . . Saturday!

Aces, where do I begin?  
Well, before I go on to share the Awkward/Awesome-ness of my week, I will explain why this post comes a day late.  
Rewind to yesterday, Friday, the 20th of February:
Good morning, cold world! The day began like any other. . .  *enter dramatic music*  I got up, dressed, m…

Book Review | Remember the Lilies

Remember the Lilies Liz TolsmaPublisher:  Thomas NelsonGenre:  Christian, Fiction, Historical, RomanceReleased:  2015
{back cover} How will two very different people find love--and survive the impossible circumstances of war?
In 1941, Rand Sterling was a wealthy, womanizing club owner and an America…

What's in a Name?

JavanGender:  MasculineUsage:  BiblicalPronunciation:  JAY-ven (English)
Meaning & History Means "Greece" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this is the name of a grandson of Noah and the ancestor of the Greek people. CandaceGender:  FeminineUsage:  English, Biblical, Biblical LatinPronu…

Happy Valentine's Day! | A Love Story

It's once again the day of Love!  And in honour of St. Valentine's Day, for the past two-three years, I've posted a fictional letter regarding this heart-full holiday.  You can find it here, on my sisters' (and my) poor, unintentionally-abandoned blog, or last year's post here.…

A + A Friday!

AWKWARDGetting up in the middle of the night to trim your toenails, because you can't sleep. . . and they were bothering you.Inside your car in a Walmart parking lot, blocked in by the buggie guys. You wait patiently, while trying to look busy and hoping they don't see you.This is the best…

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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…