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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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*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 (who is a whole week late), watching my fiance's family business begin a new season, [still] contemplating beginning an Etsy shop, and praying for God's provision and strength each day.

When this new year of 2016 began, I wanted to make a real effort of posting each week on this blog, and that wish still exists, though there's been no evidence as of late. . . But I want to thank each of you, my dear faithful followers! And ask a request of you:

Do you still enjoy/miss seeing the Name posts previously published on this blog?  If so, please leave a comment!!  I still love researching names, discovering their meanings and sharing with you.  But if there's not much of a reaction to read them, then there's no reason to keep them up. . . Let me know what you honestly think!

In truth, when you read a blog, what is it that draws you in the most?  Life experiences of other girls in and around your age?  Short stories?  Writing tips?  Fun facts?  History?  Bible study?  You name it.  I truly want to know!

On a whole new line, what do you think of an Etsy store titled "Penmaiden's Wordshoppe"?

For now, I must leave you.  But do come back!  I hope you have a fabulous week.

God's grace to you!

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  1. Hello Sarah! Yes, I absolutely love the name posts! I've been following you blog for a year or two and have really enjoyed your writings, spiritual insights and delightful ramblings ;)Thanks for blogging! ~Haylie

  2. Thank you, dearie! So glad to hear. I enjoy researching the names, and now have a new resource I can use (book: 'All the Names in the Bible')! Many thanks for commenting! I hope you have a lovely day. :D

  3. The name posts are neat but most of the time I don't read them. Someday when I'm starting a new book I may come to your blog in search of character names.
    Writing tips and Life Experiences are probably my favorite posts. And of course I love A + A!
    I like that Etsy store name :)

  4. Thank you, Eliza! I love your honesty :] And please do, they are a resource for writers in need of character names. When I can, I'm going to try to put the names in a page for easy links... I'm so glad! I love reading of writing tips as well and life experiences are both interesting and applicable. I'm hoping to do an A+A this Friday!!

  5. I love reading your name posts. :) They're a really cool resource. As for other post types, I like reading a little bit of all of those you listed.

    Also, "Penmaiden's Wordshoppe" sounds like a great shop name! :)

  6. How IS it March? And nearing the middle of March? Where is this year going??? O_O It sounds like life has been keeping you quite busy!

    Oh, I LOVE the name posts!!! You always thought up such great ones and I loved seeing the definitions and things. I absolutely miss those!

    Girl, I like ALL your posts. I just love hearing from you, no matter what you post. ^_^ With that said, don't ever feel pressured to post all the time. I know this is a crazy busy time in life for you, so don't be burdened by your blog. Just post when you can. *hugs*

    Penmaiden's Wordshoppe? So pretty. I love it! :D

  7. Jameson: Thank you, dearie! You all have been a great encouragement to me. :]

    Christine: I'm so glad to hear that everyone still likes the Name posts. Haha! You just made my day, Lauri!! Thank you for all the sweet words. ^_^ You're such an encouragement! <3


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