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Hullo, friend, & welcome! In this teeny space of mine you'll find books, reviews about books, fandoms from books, stories I wish to make into books, and other non-bookish things about me & my life as a wife, mama, & homemaker. I wish to live for the glory of my King; I want to be known as an Encourager; & it's my desire to someday publish a book or two. So if you like, pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage, & sit a while.

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Be ENCOURAGED || Christmas

Candy canes.
Fun traditions.
Holiday movies!
A Promise fulfilled.
Chocolate-covered cherries.
The birthday of my Lord & King.
Hot chocolate & a warm fireplace.
Winter. Food!
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Book Review // Chosen People

Chosen People
Robert Whitlow

Thomas Nelson | November 6, 2018
Christian Fiction, Legal Fiction

Bestselling author Robert Whitlow returns with an international legal drama that speaks to critical issues of our day.

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation...”

During a terror…

Ilyon & Aktar Blog Tour! || Review & Giveaway

Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel, Bitter Winter, and companion novella Lacy have been released! Bitter Winteris the fifth book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles. Tricia Mingerink's newest novel Decree is also releasing! Decree is the fifth book in the Christian fantasy/kingdom ad…

What's in a Name? || Christmas Edition!

Merry Christmas, all! It's literally ONE. WEEK. AWAY!!!! Whaaaaattttt???  Do you and your family have any special plans this year?  This will be Gabe's first Christmas!  And with most of my family close by, we'll be celebrating at home.  :]
I know I missed all of my posts last week, and …

Be ENCOURAGED || Slaves to Excess

In the chapter I'm focusing on for the book study this week, it touches on the dangers of overindulgence and habits of pleasure---be it alcohol, drugs, social media, or some other idol.The passage in Titus 2 calls on the older women to be "not. . . slaves to much wine." (Titus 2:3)  I…

What's in a Name || Nicknames!

Happy Monday, y'all!
I apologize for my absence.  For some odd reason, my blogger was down almost all week and I wasn't able to share my Wednesday or Friday posts. . . It's okay though, we stayed busy!
BUUUUUUT It's December!!! Can you believe 2018 is nearly over?? So much has happene…

What's in a Name?

Happy Tuesday, all!
I know, I know.  This is a Name post on a TUESDAY.  #WHUTTT  My little household has been a little under the weather following a lovely Thanksgiving day.  We're better now!  But I did not get my posts together due to that fact.  heheh
Anyways, here's a new set for you with…


"Rejoice always! pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."- 1 Thessalonians 5:16 -
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On this day of Thanksgiving (and EVERY day), I am thankful for my dear husband, Evan.  He's t…

Be ENCOURAGED // He Said, She Said

SLANDER. *wince*  We are ALL guilty of this.  It's as simple as a "he said, she said" statement.  But if the subject of this statement were in the room, would you actually be saying such a thing to his or her face?  If not, it is SLANDER.  And the best thing to do would be to say nothi…

What's in a Name? || Nicknames

Hullo, dear friends.  How was your Monday? Mine was gorgeous and sunny and a high of 65 until the bit of rain came.  :]
Posting this a bit late, but here's a new set of nicknames!
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Book Review || Mornings With Bonhoeffer

Mornings With Bonhoeffer:
100 Reflections on the Christian Life
Donald K. McKim

Abingdon Press | October 2, 2018
devotionals, non-fiction, Christian Life

"No priest, no theologian stood at the cradle of Bethlehem. And yet, all Christian theology finds its beginnings in the miracle of mi…

Be ENCOURAGED || A Model of Reverence

So, I'm two days late. . . 
(thanks to internet troubles and life in general, I didn't have my posts drafted for this week, so. . .)
But no worries, right?  I'm still here to share ENCOURAGEMENT for the day!  The writerly post will have to wait until next week, unless by some miracle I c…

What's in a Name?

It's a rather dreary Monday in my neck o' the woods, y'all.  How about you? But despite the dreariness, it's still a lovely Monday!
How was your weekend?  And how fares your NaNo-ing?  I'm struggling on that a good bit, but I feel like I'm doing what I can.  Just don't lo…

Be Encouraged || A Godward Focus

None of us measures up to what we long to be. - Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth -

Believe it or not, as ladies striving to be more like Christ, we have a job description.  And it's not just to become the Proverbs 31 woman, although that is a great example to endeavor to be.  
You remember how we talked ab…

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February Snippets!
Here are some Snippets from last month.  These hail from my WIP Safia and another project I'm …
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near the brokenhearted;  He saves those crushed in spirit.  ( Psalm 34:18) > > >…
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 …
What's in a Name? || Surnames Edition
Good evening, y'all. It's the third week of AUGUST. O_o I'm picking up on my Name post ra…