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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? | Twins Edition

Happy Monday, y'all!
I thought I'd spice up another name post today and do a new edition featuring twins.  {Click here to see the first (and only, for some reason)!}
It's not too often stories feature main characters as twins, or even featuring a twin.  I think the names are important i…

The Unpronounceable

BEHOLD!!! . . .

I had the idea for this topic after reading an article of what-nots somewheres. . . and realized, wow, this could definitely be an great writerly post featuring more of what I love to collect: NAMES!!

Have you ever read a novel or story of any kind with names so difficult to pronounce…

What's in a Name? | UNKNOWN Edition

So, for this particular post, I decided to attempt something different. Instead of sharing names and their origin and meanings, I thought, "Why not post names whose meanings are unknown?" These monikers are often combinations of other names, tweakings is that a word? of the more common on…

So You Say You're a Writer. . .

I've heard it said you are only as good a writer as the work and effort you put into your stories.  Basically, you are a writer or merely a person who claims to be.  And lately (I'm ashamed to say) I have been more of the latter. . . 
I thought by now I might have had the first draft of my …

Happy Valentine's Day!

So, I realized yesterday, I haven't posted my usual posts for the week (or hardly anything last week, for that matter).  Nor have I even drafted them or prepared ANYTHING for the week. . .
*le sigh*  
Well, as it is the lovely little holiday that celebrates the memory of St. Valentine, Happy Val…

The Bibliophile Sweater Tag

A HUGE thank-you to my dear friend Jameson, from Lovely Whatsoevers, for passing this little tag on to me!Go on, click on over to view her post.  The books she lists are so intriguing -- you'll want to add them to your TBR list (if you haven't already), and her photos for each are PERFECT.


What's in a Name?

Happy Monday, my dears! Welcome back.  How was your weekend?  Didja watch the Super Bowl??? Or did you do something a little more worthwhile?  *wink wink*  My family always hosts a fun Super Bowl party/get-together.  It's a MUST -- especially as my hubby hails from MA. . . Who were you rooting …

Book Review | Judah's Wife

Judah's Wife
The Silent Years #2 // A Novel of the Maccabees
Angela Hunt

Bethany House | January 2nd, 2018
Historical Fiction, Biblical History, Christian

Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah…

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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…