I've just spent the most marvelous rainy day spoiling my introverted self. As I've gotten older, one thing I look forward to is spending days at home. Alone. By myself. No talking to people. Not even family. Maybe I look forward to these days because they come so rarely. When they do come, it feels… Continue reading The Refreshing Day of an Introvert
Before I ask if anyone else has had an emergency To-Be-Read (TBR) book pile, I'll first explain what I mean. This year, I made a goal to read 30 books. I even stated my goal on Goodreads so I could track my progress and share with others what I've been reading. So far, I've finished… Continue reading The Emergency TBR Book Pile
I discovered this book/movie tag ages ago (it seems), but it's taken me so long to get to it! I found it at the Coffee, Classics, & Craziness blog and had so much fun reading it and answering the questions in my head that I figured I might as well share it. A period drama… Continue reading A Period Drama Tag!
"I think being creative is a waste of time and money." This is a quote from "Miss Charming," the comic relief in the movie based on Shannon Hale's Austenland. I laugh at this line every time, as the characters who are supposed to be having a "genuine" Jane Austen experience use hot glue guns to create… Continue reading Being creative is hard…
Happy Tolkien Reading Day! Since many people won't have time to read an entire Tolkien book today, I've decided to share a poem, so all of you are covered! This poem is from The Lord of the Rings and, in the book, was written by Bilbo about Aragorn. "All that is gold does not glitter, Not… Continue reading Happy Tolkien Reading Day!
With springtime now alive and well, as I discussed last week, I've been decorating my house with flowers, since I don't have a garden to plant them in (yet). Last week, I bought two succulents, and today I walked out of Wal-Mart with some pink flowers and a pot to plant them in. To celebrate… Continue reading Poetry Corner: Daffodils
Spring is in the air...For some of you, especially in Oklahoma, this means allergy season, and I’m sorry. But since I’m blessed with not having to deal with allergies, spring for me is newness and refreshment. I sometimes wish New Year’s Day was during springtime because I feel now how I wish I would feel… Continue reading Spring is in the air…
Last week, I recommended a book by Elisabeth Elliot called Passion and Purity. Today, as part of my "Wise Words" series, I would like to share an excerpt from that book about the topic of loneliness and how to deal with it in a godly way. Let's dive right in... "Be still and know that He is God. When… Continue reading Wise Words #4: On Loneliness
Usually, I try to stay positive on Valentine’s Day. I've written about bubbly love songs and Lord of the Rings Valentine's cards (see below), and I usually stick to happy topics like this out of defiance because no one else seems to enjoy Valentine’s Day, not even couples. This year, however, I am going to come clean--admit… Continue reading Resources for Christian Singles on Valentine’s Day