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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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Be Encouraged >> Three Particular Miracles

This post is going to be a little different than my usual Encouragement posts.  I've come down with a nasty cold, and with nothing drafted already, I found I didn't have the energy to share anything too profound with you today.  ;D
But, I've recently been digging into a new study on the…

Book Review || No Chance Meeting

No Chance Meeting
No Chance Love #1
Jaye Elliot

Jaye Elliot | February 14, 2020
Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Alex Jennings is done with life. After losing her brother in Afghanistan, everything has collapsed around her. Getting laid off from her day job and failing in her art care…

What's in a Name? // 3rd Monday Edition

Good day to you, lovelies!
How was your weekend?  Mine was good, with the exception of a teething toddler (poor baby!) & my hubby catching a bout of food poisoning Friday evening...  They're both better now, thankfully! <3

Read on to see some fun Nicknames, as well as a list of Surnames!

Valentine's Day! >> Short Story

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Over the years, I've taken to sharing a little short story, or some kind of post on love, every Valentine's.
If at all interested in my old stories/articles, you can find the few I have done here:

>>  Fictitious Letter of St. Valentine  << February 14th, 2013

Writerly Things >> WIP Update + Snippets!

Happy Monday! It's the second Monday of the month, which means (according to my new posting schedule) today's featuring a writerly post!  I thought I'd share some progress on my current WIP, Noya, in the few months following November's NaNoWriMo.
Sadly, I've not made as much pro…

Book Review || Siege & Storm

Siege & Storm
Shadow & Bone #2
Leigh Bardugo

Henry Holt & Company | June 17, 2017
Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She fi…

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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…