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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 || Nickname Edition!

Good day to you, friends!
How was your weekend?
TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBERRRRRRR.  I can't believe it!  In almost eight days, Evan & I will be celebrating THREE years of marriage!  I can't believe that either.  <3

 Is it Fall weather where you are yet?  We are still in the 90&…

Book Review || Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist Renée Adieh

G.P. Putnam's Sons | May 16, 2017
Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother,…

Oh Beloved One // Magazine & Blog Tour!

I realize I've missed my usual Name post on Mondays the past few weeks, but hopefully next week all will be back to normal.  :D  I'm sharing this post a few days WAYYY too late. . .  But here we are!

I have the marvelous privilege of writing for the Oh Beloved One magazine---a magazine writ…

Gabriel's First Birthday!

Happy Thursday, y'all! How's your week progressing? My brother is happily married as of last Saturday, and after that full weekend of wedding prep & the actual ceremony, we've kinda taken this week to recover & get into the normal rhythm of life again.  I apologize for missing th…

What's in a Name?

Hullooo, friends!  How was your weekend?
Mine was fabulous.  *^ - ^* 

Our days here in my neck of the woods are still pretty hot in the 90-degree weather, but I can definitely tell Fall is in the air with the lower humidity levels.  What of you?  Are the leaving changing & falling where you are …

Book Review || The Memory Thief

I'm BACKKKKK! I truly did not mean to take such a long leave of absence from my blog, nor to neglect reading all my favorite blogs.  And I'm sure I could mumble excuses, but you don't wanna hear 'em---am I right?? ;D  
So I will forego all that & simply say, Happy September!! I…

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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…