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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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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 Valentine's Day!!

Ah, Shakespeare.  While I've never actually read the romantic play of Romeo & Juliet, I believe I understand enough of the gist of the story.  And the above quote happens to be one of my favorites.  

Most of the time, we associate Valentine's Day as only a romantic "holiday."  But to me Valentine's Day represents not just agape-love, which is the highest form of love, unconditional; but also philia-love, brotherly, familial love.  

If you have come to dread this holiday because there's not yet a "significant other" in your life, DON'T.  Make it something special!  Celebrate the love you have for your family and friends.  Don't miss out on the little things.

Today also happens to be the anniversary to my surrendering completely to my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.  I have full faith in Him, and believe Him to be the resurrected Son of God.  He saved me from an eternity in Sheol, and will forever be my first Valentine.  :]

And of course, I wish my amazing husband, Evan, a Happy Valentine's Day!  His unconditional love reminds me of our Lord's and our love story is most certainly my favorite.  I love you, Hubs!  <3

If you're in the mood for a short story, click here to read one I wrote for Valentine's Day way back in 2015.

Happy Day, y'all.


  1. Happy Valentine's Day!

    I 100% agree that it's not just a romantic holiday, it should be used to show ALL the people in our lives that we love them. To celebrate our love for our family, friends, and of course Jesus Himself. I'm single, but I think this is a wonderful holiday and rather enjoy it myself. It makes me happy to give a little extra attention to my loved ones and let them know how much I care about them. And realize how grateful I am for THEIR love. It can be such a sweet holiday. ^_^

    I loved this whole post. And happy birthday! Or should I say, rebirth day. That is so precious you gave your life to Christ on this day of love. What a beautiful thing! <333


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