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22 Things // A Birthday Reflection

It’s my birthday today. I’ve only posted once before about my birthday (the 18 Things Learned in 2019 post) but this year I wanted to do a sort of reflection on how far I’ve come in the past year. This post, by the way, was inspired by Roseanna M. White’s post 40 Things—things learned, discovered,Continue reading “22 Things // A Birthday Reflection”

My 2022 Bookish Recap

And it’s the fourth year of this tradition!! This is so exciting. 😉 If you’re interested in the past recaps, here’s 2019, 2020, and 2021, which include links to the posts/videos that inspired my recaps.  And now, let’s get rollin’! My Top 10 Favourite Standalones of 2022 (These are new reads that are not part of aContinue reading “My 2022 Bookish Recap”

Wild Blue Wonder Press is Launching!

There’s a new publishing house in town! And this publisher was started specifically to help Indie authors! I am so excited to be a part of this launch and announce this wonderful opportunity! If you’re an Indie author, or want to be an Indie author, make sure you check out Wild Blue Wonder Press. They’veContinue reading “Wild Blue Wonder Press is Launching!”

Hello, 2023, the Year of Restoration

It’s been 2023 for 11 days. I haven’t been charmed, to be honest. We’ve have wave after wave of troubles and bad news. I’ve been utterly swamped and stressed. But yesterday in my devotions I read, “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof,” and I’m hoping it’s true for 2023 too. I completelyContinue reading “Hello, 2023, the Year of Restoration”

Goodbye, 2022, Year of Revival

It’s December 30 as I write this, 4:45 in the evening. In a few minutes we’ll be doing our family New Year’s supper. Tomorrow, December 31, we’ll celebrate Christmas with my extended family. Then Sunday is January 1. That feels very clean and aesthetic—a new year, a new month, a new week, starting all atContinue reading “Goodbye, 2022, Year of Revival”

End of the Year + New Year’s Book Tags

Yo, cupcakes! Today I am back with the annual yearly book wrap-up + new year tags (not to be confused with the bookish recap tag… I know, that’s confusing. But they’re too long to put together, so I separated them. If you’re interested in seeing last year’s end of year/new year book tag and findContinue reading “End of the Year + New Year’s Book Tags”

That’s What Christmas is All About (+ A Gift for You!)

Christmas Day. Those two words evoke so much. Christmas trees, decorated in a multitude of ways. Christmas decor of a thousand different variations. Christmas foods and Christmas drinks. Christmas songs, Christmas films, Christmas books. Christmas traditions and family gatherings. All wrapped up in that vague, delightful thing called the Christmas spirit. Christmas is seen asContinue reading “That’s What Christmas is All About (+ A Gift for You!)”

Where Faith Remains // Cover Reveal

Today I am thrilled to be participating in a cover reveal for a sweet new author’s debut novel! I’ve heard a lot about this book and I am so excited to get my hands on it! BOOK BLURB 1968: Though severely depressed and haunted by the demons that attack him day and night, amputee RussellContinue reading “Where Faith Remains // Cover Reveal”

My 6 New Christmas Traditions

This post is being shared on Jovey’s Journal as day 19 of the Blogging All the Way Christmas Party and on Anna’s Idea Blog as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party. Be sure to check out both of those lovely ladies and their fun parties! Today I am super excited to shareContinue reading “My 6 New Christmas Traditions”

Rusty Rattle the Rattlesnake // The Tale of Honey-Water Farm Blog Tour

Hey friends! Today I am joining in the book launch for Hosanna Emily’s newest book, The Tale of Honey-Water Farm! Each of the launchers is spotlighting one character, and mine is… Rusty Rattle the Rattlesnake! (I picked him on purpose because snakes are so cool.) Rusty Rattle Key Verse: “The light produces a harvest ofContinue reading “Rusty Rattle the Rattlesnake // The Tale of Honey-Water Farm Blog Tour”

How I Created My Writing Style 

A common theme when people read my writing is the comments on my writing style. Many have asked me how I do it and today I thought I would do my best to answer that question. It can be divided into several sections. This is going to sound very self-centred and I’m not sure howContinue reading “How I Created My Writing Style “

November 2022 Wrap-Up

*waltzes in singing Away in a Manger* HAPPY DECEMBER, CUPCAKES!!! BREAK OUT THE COOKIES AND HOT COCOA! I can’t have any this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Actually, I need to know what your traditional cookie recipes are, because I need more traditional christmas food to think of cooking. But before I settleContinue reading “November 2022 Wrap-Up”

I PUBLISHED A STORY!! // Seize the Night Book Release

You read that right. I have a short story in this lovely anthology, and I am sooooo happy about it!!!! Synopsis  An Anthology Honoring the Birth of the SaviorWhen Oliver is offered help in the search for his son, will he answer the Voice in the night and the forgiveness extended to him?A lifetime ofContinue reading “I PUBLISHED A STORY!! // Seize the Night Book Release”

December Eve Blog Party Day 2

Welcome back to day 2! Yesterday I shared some of my favourite Christmas songs. (I apologize that some of the videos malfunctioned—there are now fixed and you can actually listen to the music, lol!) And today, I’m blessing you with sharing my whole playlist! ;D You may notice I have some obsessions. And that thingsContinue reading “December Eve Blog Party Day 2”

December Eve Blog Party Day 1

Welcome to the December Eve Party, y’all! This is hosted by the lovely Lily @ Lillian Keith, and I am so excited to participate. This fun event will extend over two days—November 30 and December 1—so be sure to check back tomorrow for my second post! The idea is to share songs from three differentContinue reading “December Eve Blog Party Day 1”

The Give Thanks for Books Tag

This tag was created by the lovely Rachel @ The Edge of the Precipice and I was tagged for this by Eva-Joy @ The Caffeinated Fangirl last year… and am finally getting to it—sorryyyyyy! THE RULES1. Thank the person who tagged you. (Thanks, Eva-Joy!)2. Fill out the tag.3. Share the tag graphic in your post.4.Continue reading “The Give Thanks for Books Tag”

Are the High Places Removed?

Have you done a Bible-in-a-year challenge? I’ve been doing it for two to three years now and it’s been amazing. I had a plan on YouVersion, which has audio, so I would play the audio and listen as I did chores. It was a chronological challenge, so I was reading through 1st & 2nd KingsContinue reading “Are the High Places Removed?”

Heretics & Lords: An Author Interview With D.J. Speckhals

We have more of an unusual blog post today, but I wanted to introduce you all to D.J. Speckhals! D. J. Speckhals is the author of Witnesses of the Light, a historical fiction series taking place in the fifteenth century featuring the Waldenses. Heretics of Piedmont is the first in that series. Since he was a young boy,Continue reading “Heretics & Lords: An Author Interview With D.J. Speckhals”

15+ Books to Read if You Are Writing WWI Fiction

Okay, so remember these? Here is their cousin. I know this list is small and I am not an *expert* at these kinds of lists. But I do want to share about the books I suggest reading if you’re writing WWI. As a starting point, maybe. 😉 1. A Treasury of War Poetry: British &Continue reading “15+ Books to Read if You Are Writing WWI Fiction”