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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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Be ENCOURAGED // Stand Strong

What is this world coming to?
I believe this is a question used quite often the past---what, century?---and now.  Especially with the most recent decisions and laws and bills passed from our very own states & government, it seems quite relevant a question to ask.  
I won't get into politics …

What's in a Name? || Nicknames!

Good morning! and happy Monday! How was your weekend?  My little fam & I had a great couple days hosting our siblings for lunch two days in a row, fun talk geeking out over movie empires, and an enjoyable game night of Rook & Munchkin with yummy, so-not-healthy fingerfoods (mozzarella stick…

Be ENCOURAGED // A Heart for Home

Happy Wednesday, y'all!

Teach what accords with sound doctrine.  Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine.  They are to teach what is go…

What's in a Name?

Welcome, dear beans! I've a new set of names!  Strangely, with the exception of one, they are derived from surnames.  
Hope you've had a lovely Monday.  :]
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M | English

From a surname,…

Waging Writerly Battle

It's Friday! My favorite day of the week! (Probably because the weekend always follows a Friday.)  :]
And on this particular day of the week, I'm getting back to my Fridee-feature of writerly posts, where I plan to share all manner of writerly things---exercises, tips, stories, etc. etc. *cue…


Well, dear beans.  We've hit the peak of the week!  #humpday Can you believe how quickly January has seemed to fly? This past Saturday my hubby turned SEVEN & twenty! and yesterday, my baby brother turned twenty-three!?!  Whaaaaa---  O__o  And at church on Sunday, I had someone mention to me…

What's in a Name? || Places Edition

Happy Monday! I dunno about you, but my Monday has been rather cold & dreary, though Gabe & I did manage to get out for a nice brisk walk with his Grammie.  It's days like today we find we take for granted the joy of the sun.  :]
I've got a loverly set of place-name monickers for you…

Book Review || Priceless

Happy Saturday, y'all!! Though by the time you read this, it'll most likely be Sunday. . . ;D
I'm still adjusting to my 2019 blog schedule, so I know I missed my Friday writerly post, but with diligence, I WILL have one up next Friday!  But anywho, enjoying your weekend thus far?  How'…

Be ENCOURAGED || My Purpose

As we enter the new year of 2019, I imagine most girls are re-evaluating their goals from last year, making new ones for this year, and contemplating life & futures. I cannot speak for the guys, but I do know girls tend to overthink, over-worry, and overdo ALL the things.
For me, one particul…

It's a New Year! || What's in a Name?

Welcome back, you dear beans!  And Happy New Year!!!
How was your Christmas holiday?  Did you travel for it, or did your families gather at your home?  Were you one of those who stayed up to ring in the new year??  I definitely didn't. . . Priorities certainly change when you have a little one. …

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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…