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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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Hullooo? Anybody there??

SO. I did not mean to have blogger silence for nearly TWO WHOLE WEEKS.
I would get on to start my usual posts, then get distracted or just sit there staring blankly at the screen. . . Normally, missing my blog days ruffles my feathers & bothers me until I end up finally scratching up a post at 1…

Happy Weekend! + Announcement

By the time I find myself typing this, Friday has basically ended & so begins the weekend.  :] Got any fun plans for the next few it's-practically-Summer-now days?
I was planning a writerly post today, but it still needs work, so I shall save it for now.  Here, you see me popping in for a fe…

Book Reviews || Cela Day Novellas

Show of Wonders
Cela Day


Bianca loves taking care of animals backstage and out of the spotlight for the traveling circus called Show of Wonders. But then an unexpected event causes her to become a reluctant performer under the big top. As Bianca’s popularity with audiences…

What's in a Name? || Places Edition

Good Monday to you! I realized today that I neglected to share my first-Monday-of-the-month Place Names post last week.  So, I'm substituting it for today.  :]  Hope you don't mind.

These are so fun!!!! Enjoy.  :]
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York M | English 
From a surname…


This is for those who are broken. This is for those who hurt. This is for those who cry out, alone, Thinking their voice is never heard.
This is for the lonely. This is for those trapped in fears. This is for the discontented. And for those with hidden tears.
Take heart, dear one! How beloved are you; Dresse…

Book Review | Lies Women Believe

Lies Women Believe
And the Truth That Sets Them Free
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Moody Publishers | February 6, 2018
Christian nonfiction

Counter the lies that keep you from abundant living.

Satan is the master deceiver and his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root…

What's in a Name? (on Tuesday...)

It's Tuesday.  And I'm sharing this week's Name post one. Day. LATE. But it's okay!  Yesterday was a complete OFF DAY for me.  A total Monday, if you know what I mean.  I was in a funk, and I thank my God for my dear hubby & his unconditional love & patience with me.  I feel …

Camp NaNo Wrap-up + Snippets!

Happy Friday, y'all! Today I'm doing a quick wrap-up of the month of April & its Camp NaNoWriMo.

I accomplished the goal I set for myself! I wasn't sure how much I could do, time-wise, with my duties as a wife & mama this time around, so I set a super-low goal of 360 minutes for th…


Hulloo, friend! How fares your week?  Mine has been lovely.  :]
I interrupt your Thursday evening with a question: Remember that magazine I write for? Well, the newest issue, IDENTITY, has just been released & it's GORGEOUS.  

Click HERE to get your copy!  It's available in digital AND pri…

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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…