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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?

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…

Book Review | Romanov

Nadine Brandes

Thomas Nelson | May 7, 2019
Historical Fiction, Fantasy

From the author of Fawkes comes a magical take on the story of Anastasia Romanov.

The history books say I died.

They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an an…

What's in a Name || Places Edition

Good evening, dear beans! I hope you had a lovely Monday.  :]
Today's post features a unique batch of ladies' names that you'll find hail from rather familiar landmarks in our world.  Some could be used for male or female, but to me they seem more on the feminine side.
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How I Plan to Survive NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is here!
Anyone else feel that way?? *points up*
Well, if so, I thought I'd share my survival plan for this lovely month of November.  It's nothing much, just three tips to keep my sanity (especially with a little one to tend).  :]

For those of you unfamiliar with this strange word…

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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…