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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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Whew! What a Week

Hulloa, m'dears.  You've probably noticed my absence in the bloggy world this past week.  If not, I assure you, my feelings aren't hurt. . . too bad.  :]
But to explain, it's not been overly busy.  I've just had one of those weeks.  My awesome, profound brain things have been r…

Hey, Y'all

Not much going on here.  I apologize for missing a Name post.  I had one planned for Monday and I was gonna do another set of twins. . .  But apparently, this is one of those weeks where I don't know what to write, or what I do write doesn't seem right.  O_O Heheh.  Make sense?  Come on, I…

A + A Friday!

AWKWARDAccidentally swallowing a bit of your gum--it's that really weird feeling as it goes down your throat.  *bleh*Getting bruises for doing stupid things: like jamming your knee into the corner of a shelf.  If I get a bruise or a cut, I want it to be something cool, you know? Like from work…

Another dose of A + A!

AWKWARD"Whoa! He blew a smoke ring," you exclaim, as your family's van passes a car on the interstate. "Oh wait.  SHE blew a smoke ring," you correct yourself after a better look.And oh, the painful truth:
The fact every time you see this GIF, you burst into laughter: Dreamin…

Book Review | Resistance

ResistanceThe Ilyon Chronicles #1Jaye L. Knight
Publisher:  Living Sword PublishingGenre:  Christian Fantasy, Clean New Adult, Released:  May 20th, 2014
{Goodreads}“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”

Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? J…

What's in a Name?

AldenGender:  MasculineUsage:  EnglishPronunciation:  AWL-den
Meaning & History From a surname, derived from the Old English given name Ealdwine, taken from the Old English elements eald "old" and wine "friend."

NyreeGender:  FeminineUsage:  English (New Zealand)Pronunciation:

A Song of Praise

O praise to my Guardian!for God has rescued me.Life spun out of control,but He heard my frightened plea.
O praise to my Guardian!for I know He is with me.He holds frail life in hand --O praise to none but Thee!

I should have a song of praise everyda…

Book Review & Blog Tour! | Paralyzed Dreams

Hey-o, dearies!  I am participating in a blog tour!!  
You can find the book here, and the author's blog, here.
And now, for the book review.  :]
Paralyzed Dreams C.B. CookPublisher:  Amazon KindleGenre:  YA Fiction, ChristianReleased:  2015
{blurb}           Fourteen-year-old Pam Wilson's …

A + A Friday!

AWKWARDWhen someone greets you on your lunch break right after you took a bite, and an awkward silence ensues while you chew hurriedly with a loopy grin to finally say, "I'm good, how are you?"When you overhear a sister talking to the cat in a Gollum voice: "Is it sweet?  Is it …

"He never knew when he was whipped. . . So he never was."

This has been such a lazy day.  And rainy-cold as well!  AGH. I am so ready for Spring.  I suppose the gloom is a good explanation for the laziness. *edited*
Because of that I have hereby decided to throw in a random, motivational, writing post today.  :]  And upon thinking of this "motivatio…

What's in a Name? | More Medieval-ness

Aaaaand this post comes merely a day late.  :]  That's not bad, seeing as I helped with the removal of brush and tree limbs yester-morn and then it was the evening shift at LifeWay. 
Anywho, mah dears, here's another set of Medieval names!

DunstanGender:  MasculineUsage:  English (rare), An…

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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…