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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? || Surnames Edition

Good evening, y'all. It's the third week of AUGUST. O_o
I'm picking up on my Name post rather late today, but please enjoy this set all the same.  :]

Tell me:
Do surnames play a big part with your characters?  Do your characters even have surnames?  Or do you tend to just throw a last name …

Be ENCOURAGED // Faithful Friend

1 Samuel 20: 41-42             Jonathan watched his friend move from his place by the massive stone.  It took great strength of will to hold back the initial sting of tears and the growing lump in his throat as David made his way to him.  He knew the young would-be king should flee as quickly as pos…

Book Review || Unblemished

Unblemished trilogy #1
Sara Ella

Thomas Nelson | November 12, 2019
Faerietales, Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult

Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemi…

What's in a Name?

Happy Monday, all!

Aside from the everyday usuals of household/mama-life duties, attempting to walk more often, and the like, I'm prepping for a beloved little boy's FIRST birthday party at the end of the month.

I'm BEYOND excited!  Themed parties are so much fun, and I've decided to …

What's in a Name? || Place Names

Happy August! And happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Here's some fresh & lovely place names for you, m'dears.  :]
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O'ahu M & F | Hawaiian O-AH-hoo

From the name of the third largest island and most populated of the US state of Ha…

Happy August + Snippets!

Happy weekend! And WOOOOW.  It's August 3rd, ALREADY??  WHERE DID SUMMER GOOOOOO?
Seriously though.  I feel I was quite absent the whole month of July, though I did try to share my usual Name posts & book reviews.  It baffled me that the days seemed to slip by until I recalled I was taking pa…

Book Review || Huntress

Life After #1
Julie Hall

Thomas Nelson | November 12, 2019
Faerietales, Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult

No one’s afterlife is as dispiriting as Audrey’s―at least that’s what she believes after waking up dead without her memories and being promptly assigned to hunt demons for the …

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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…