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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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The 777 Writing Challenge

Oh my.  I'm so behind in my tags.  Thank you to all the sweet dearies who tagged me what seems ages ago!  I haven't forgotten. . . Well, I did, but I remember them now! :]  Heheh.
This one in particular was passed on to me by my friend Jameson C. Smith of Lovely Whatsoevers.  [Thanks, girl…

Book Review | Rising Shadows

Rising Shadows Ashley TownsendPublisher:  Kirkdale PressGenre:  Christian Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Time TravelReleased:  June 16th, 2012 {Goodreads}          Sarah Matthews is nearing the end of another eventless summer in the small town of Bethany, Oklahoma, bringing her closer to the start of her…

What's in a Name?

DominicGender:  MasculineUsage:  EnglishPronunciation:  DAHM-ǝ-nik
Meaning & History From the Late Latin name Dominicus, meaning "of the Lord," which was traditionally given to a child born on a Sunday.  Many saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Domini…

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"No disaster overcomes the righteous. . ." - Proverbs 12:21 -

I've taken this verse to mind this last week.  It holds a promise!
Tomorrow evening marks the second week since the unexpected death of my uncle.  Life goes on.  His family is cared for and loved.  Such selfless love has be…

Blessed are those who mourn. . .

Sunday evening, June 7th, 2015 My family experienced the unexpected loss of my dear uncle, Kelly Thomas.  Forty years of age, he leaves behind a loving wife, Jana, and four precious children: Janelle, age 12; Keljan, age 8; Joelle, age 6; and Kenton, age 4.
Jesus took him Home Sunday ev…

A + A Friday!

AWKWARDWhen you're bored enough at work that you an a coworker start playing with tiny paper airplanes. . . Exercising with a sister and friend and talking about food nearly the entire time.AHAHAHA!!! This.
Getting a snack at Starbucks and asking the worker what the rewards consisted of.  But be…

What's in a Name? | Twins!

At long last, another twin post!!  Oddly enough, I cannot find the first one. . . Well, I did find it, sorta, but it said the page "does not exist."  O_O  WHAT?  Oh dear, oh dear, tut tut.  I don't know what happened, but I don't like it.  I don't even remember which names I …

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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…