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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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March Promptlies >> Writerly Link-up Party: Info & Details

It's beginning!!! Today's the day for all the details!
If you are completely baffled at the moment, no worries.  :]  Allow me to explain:Beginning Sunday, March 3rd, I will be hosting a fun little blog party here that I'm calling March Promptlies. If you are a writer, aspiring or publish…

What's in a Name? || Nicknames!

Happy Monday! Are you enjoying Spring-ish weather where you art?? Or are you still shoveling through the lovely-white snow of Winter?  Dunno 'bout you, but my day here was so sunny & GORGEOUS.  So looking forward to Spring!
It's another Nickname edition, y'all!!!I love these! But as I…

"I have heard say that he who sings scares away his woes."

- Don Quixote -
I know I've been rather absent of late.  This week was a kinda tough one & not much was accomplished in the area of blogging.  Which I'm learning is OKAY.  *^ - ^* With my new responsibilities as a mama now, I'm finding I'm still getting into the hang of things, a…

What's in a Name?

Hullo, dear beans.  :] How was your weekend?  Mine was rather lovely (depsite the rain, and promise of more. . .).

My baby brother is ENGAGED!!!  AHHHHHHHH And to one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known.  I thought many times that I'd like to be h…

Be ENCOURAGED || Find Lovely

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow! And LOVE is literally in the air.

Seriously, though.  You'll find ALL manner of items with the theme of hearts, roses, candy & the like in practically every store at this time of year.  School children will pass out tiny Valentines to their crushes (I re…

What's in a Name?

Happy Monday, folks! How fares your day?  Mine has been a pretty good one, albeit rather gloomy.  But Gabe & I saw fresh green shoots in our flower beds, and tiny green buds in the small woods by our home.  Spring is COMING!!!
Here's a fresh set of epithets for you, m'dears.  :]

Coming Soon!

I know this isn't the writerly post I promised. . . It's still in the works!  I had a good bit of it drafted, but quickly realized I had more to say (& research) and not enough time today to finish it properly.  And forbid it of me to write anything in haste!

(You knew that was coming,…

BOOK REVIEW || In the Shadow of Croft Towers

In the Shadow of Croft Towers
Abigail Wilson

Thomas Nelson | January 15, 2019
Christian fiction, Historical fiction, romance

From debut author Abigail Wilson comes a mysterious Regency tale of secrets and spies, love and treachery.

Orphaned Sybil Delafield jumps at the opportunity for a posit…

What's in a Name? || Places Edition!

Good day, mah friends!
It's the start of a brand new week!  We've rain in the forecast

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M & F | English (modern, rare)

From the name for a city & port on the Mediterranean Sea north of Mount Carmel in northwestern Israel.  Hebrew: A…

Finding Your Writing Niche

Happy Lord's Day!!!  (AND Super Bowl Sunday!!) ((Who are YOU rooting for?? Seeing as I married a Yankee man from Massachusetts, I'm going for the Patriots.  WOOT WOOT xD))
But moving on!  That's not why I'm posting today.  :]  I had this draft quite ready yesterday morning, but had t…

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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…