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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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NaNoWriMo >> Pre-November Prep

Good GRAVY, where did the days go?

Tomorrow begins the insanity of NaNoWriMo---National Novel Writing Month, where writers from all over the world attempt to write an entire novel of 50,000 words in a mere 30 days.


Yup.  And I'm joining in! Are you??
No pres…

What's in a Name? || Nicknames!

Happy Monday, friends!
How fares your day thus far?
Can you believe November is basically here???
Are you doing NaNo?? cuz we have TWO DAYS before it begins! *hysterical screaming* I'm SO NOT READYYYYY. . .
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Meanwhile, whilst I pretend to prepare fo…

Know the Novel // Part One: Introduction

My friend Christine, formerly of Musings of an Elf blog & now at her own gorgeous website, is hosting another Know the Novel linkup!!  I believe I took part in the October one last year, but couldn't do the following two for reasons (aka Gabriel <3), but am SO EXCITED she's…

What's in a Name? || Place Names

Hulloooo, y'all!!! Happy Monday to you, friends! How was your weekend?  Are you prepping for NaNoWriMo, which begins in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS???

This will be my third year participating & I'm excited!!! But also a weensy-teensy bit nervous cuz even though I said I'd prepare, I've NO…

Book Review || Lies Girls Believe

Lies Girls Believe And the Truth That Sets Them Free
Dannah Gresh & Nancy Wolgemuth

Moody Publishers | February 5, 2019
Non-Fiction, Christian Faith

You can’t change the world, but you can prepare her for it.

Today’s girls face a number of challenges we never dealt with at their age. From…

What's in a Name?

Happy Monday, friends!
How fare ye on this lovely Fall first-day-of-the-week?

I've a fresh set of names for you this evening.
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M & F | English (modern)

From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water.  The word is ultimate…

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit.  (Psalm 34:18)
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My grandfather went Home to Jesus Sunday afternoon.
After battling pancreatic cancer for five years---beating it during that period, and then fighting again---my God …

Be Encouraged // Beloved Girl, A Letter

Beloved Girl,
You are so LOVED.  So valuable. So WORTHY. You do not need those trendy fashions, the layers of makeup, nor the latest tech. Your worth is not---and never will be---found in such things.
No number of "friends" on social media, no total of posts shared, or how active you are, ho…

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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…