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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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Good Friday

Oh what Grace we have been given.  Unfortunately, I often live my days only for myself, forgetting the life I've been given. 

Do we ever really listen for our merciful Lord's soft voice?  And I mean, really listen?  Rarely does He speak aloud or verbally through someone to us, but He's …

What's in a Name?

Looking for some new and unique names, my writerly friends?  Try these!

M | Native American

A translation to mean "friend," "friendly," "companion," or "allies" in the Yankton-Yanktonai and Santee dialects of the Lakota Sioux language. 

F | Biblic…

Book Review || Horrid

Seven Sisters of Silverleaf #1)
L.C. Ireland

Ghostlight Publishing | April 10, 2018
Fantasy, Fiction, Faerietales

"This is your curse until all is made right:
I'll have my revenge at the stroke of midnight.
For once the moonlight touches your skin ... I win."

Delta’s fami…

What's in a Name?

And how has your Monday been, me lovelies?   Mine has been a rather rainy and sunny and then rainy and sunny again, topped with a loverly rainbow to end the day.  :]  (And we all know the true meaning of rainbows, right??  They are a promise from our Lord God, and to me that's what they always …

SKGfun E-Magazine || FAMILY

Happy Weekend, all! How was your week?  Is it nearly Spring where you are??

A little bit ago, I believe I mentioned that I write for an e-magazine produced by two sweet sisters:
SKGfun South Kakalaki Girl A Magazine for Girls by Girls.
The magazine is released bimonthly, so the featured theme for Marc…

What's in a Name?

It's a new week, y'all!  And I've got some new names for you.  :] Enjoy.

M | English (rare)

From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cainall, meaning "descendant of Conell."

F | French

French diminutive of Oda (feminine form of Odo or Otto, meaning &q…

Book Review | Operation Hail Storm

Whaddya know? Two book reviews in two days?? AND on Friday and Saturday of all things? Normally, my review deadlines do not fall on or around the same week, but these two just happened to do so.  (Actually, this particular review was supposed to be posted yesterday. . . but due to the release of Ou…

Book Review | Our Dark Stars

As you can see, today's post is not my usually writerly/inspirational, er, post.  (This is where one would quote in Snape's voice, "Obviously.")  Actually, this entire week has been an off-week for my blogging... And, as I'm still working on the managing-my-time thing, I did n…

"The one who agrees with everyone agrees with no one."

- Norwegian Proverb -

Are you one of those writers who devour all those self-help articles and blog posts?  I know I am (when I make the time to read them. . .).  :]
I'm sure you've come across things that you don't exactly agree with.  And that's perfectly normal!  Here are a very s…


An announcement.
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Can you possibly guess??

Sometime around August 31st, Evan and I will go from being a family of two to THREE!

I can't believe it!
This will be a huge new chapter in our lives together as hubby and wife.  But I have no doubt it is exactly where our Lord wants us.


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Excerpt from "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" [THE ROOM]
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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…