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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? || Nicknames!

Good Monday to you, friends! (I know, I know.  I'm posting this crazy late, but at least it's up!!) How was your weekend?  Mine was FUNNNNN.  I missed my Camp NaNo wrap-up post for last week & snippets, but I'll make up for that & do a month wrap-up later this week (cuz there'…

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Tag!

Avengers: Endgame releases this weekend!!!
(Technically, this evening, actually)
I can't believe it's finally here!  Are you watching it on opening night?  Or are you waiting for the initial hype to pass so there's no fear of a crowded theater?

My family & I are going this Saturday af…

Book Review | The Governess of Penwythe Hall

The Governess of Penwythe Hall
The Cornwall Novels
Sarah E. Ladd

Thomas Nelson | April 16, 2019
Christian Fiction, Romance

Cornwall was in her blood, and Delia feared she’d never escape its hold.
Cornwall, England, 1811Blamed for her husband’s death, Cordelia Greythorne fled Cornwall and acce…

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

Happy Monday, all!
Our King lives!!
Hope you all had a lovely Easter with your family & friends.  I got to dress up my little boy in a little blue button-up shirt, jeans, suspenders, Woody's boots, and his newsie cap.  He was ADORABLE (if I do say so myself.)  But alas, no photo. . . *FACEPAL…

Camp NaNo // Week 3

This is the end of Week 3!  I dunno about you, but this week seems to have FLOWN by.  I, alas, did not get as much writing done as the previous week, but I'm gonna still try to share a few snippets!
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Like I've mentioned before, I'm basical…

Book Review | The End Times Survival Guide

The End Times Survival Guide
Mark Hitchcock

Tyndale | November 6, 2018
Christian Nonfiction

We live in a world that seems to be on the verge of coming apart. Shootings. Killer viruses. The threat of nuclear war. All of it is just too real.
Why does the apocalypse craze in movies and video gam…

What's in a Name?

Good Monday to you, friends!
We are literally HALFWAY through April. . . . Ahhhh! How's Camp NaNo going for those of you taking part??  Are you breezing through your goals?  Stuck in writer's block?  Taking a grace day?  Or in need of a name or three??
Well, I can't really help you with any …

April's Camp NaNo // Week 2

Good day to you, friend! We're closing in on the SECOND WEEK of Camp NaNoWriMo, and surprise, surprise! I'm ahead of my goal. Shockingly. . .  {Also, I gotta say, I enjoy the less-stress atmosphere of Camp much more than NaNo in November.  heheh  It's certainly more my pace. :]}

Due to l…

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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…