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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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What's in a Name?

Good morning, m'dears! I do hope you all had a lovely Easter and a beautiful Resurrection Sunday.  Praise to God, for our King is alive! 
Here's a new set of names for you.  Haha, I'm getting to the point where I think I'm re-using photos. . . I can't remember if I've poste…

Completely & Perfectly & Incandescently Happy

Three hundred and sixty-six days ago, Evan asked if I would be willing to get ice cream with him after work.  I remember receiving his text after having pulled into the parking lot at work, preparing to begin my shift.  Surprised, I read and re-read his text before acquiring my parents' permis…

What's in a Name?

Hello, dearies.  Got a couple name for ya.  :]

DallasGender:  MasculineUsage:  EnglishPronunciation:  DAL-«Ěs
Meaning & History From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling." A Texas city bears this name, most likely in honor of American …

Rated, Not Reviewed

Hullo, there.Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I hope you've had a marvelous week.  Here are some books that I've rated, but not reviewed.  Check out the first of these posts here.  It's a great list!  I'd definitely recommend these beauties.  :]

Emissary Thomas Locke
{GoodReads}Hyam is …

What's in a Name?

Woohoo!  It's back!  
Welcome, my lovelies, to the latest post of Names.  
Be ye a writer or simply one fascinated by names and their meanings, then these posts should be an awesome resource for you.  I had regrettably gotten out of the habit of posting these, but I'm hoping to start again…

*blink blink* Wait. MARCH??

Forgive me for stating the obvious.  But it's March 7th.  MARCH!! And what does that mean?  Spring is on its way!  I'm so happy!!

Life is picking up speed, it seems.  My days currently consist of work at LifeWay, planning for my wedding this October, waiting on the birth of a baby cousin (…

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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…