2017: My Year in Review

After the ghastly train wreck that was 2016, 2017 was far more enjoyable! When I look back on the struggling, heart-sore person I was at the end of last year, I can definitely see how far the Lord has brought me. "'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home!"... Continue Reading →

currently: returning to the TARDIS

You never know what things will lead to, y'know? I watched Victoria a little over a month ago, fell head-over-heels in love with the story of one of England's greatest queens, and came up with a delightful idea for a NaNoWriMo project. Which, by the way, is coming along swimmingly. I'm working on my synopsis (somehow it's... Continue Reading →

currently…

Enjoying: Spring! We've had a very mild winter. In the past that would've irritated me, since I normally prefer distinct seasons (not to mention a chance to wear my cozy sweaters)...but after that one weekend not too long after Christmas, when the temperature hovered around freezing during the day and we, like a bunch o' crazies,... Continue Reading →

My Own Silver Anniversary (heehee)

Guyyyyyyys, I turned 25 on Friday. I'm a quarter of a century old! And oddly enough, it doesn't give me an "ewww" feeling anymore. 25 is a very nice number. It has a very...grown-up ring to it. I had an absolutely lovely birthday, too. My parents took me and my little sister Lillie out for a special day... Continue Reading →

2016: Blessings Through Raindrops

Time for my annual "year's end" tag! FYI, I've deleted some of the original questions; they just dug up too many painful things, so I decided to forego them altogether and focus on the good things that happened this year. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? I was a bridesmaid! I volunteered... Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Hobbit Holes: A Transformation

Ta-da!!! What do y'all think? Formidable Courage has received a major and much-needed makeover, just in time for 2017. Something this drastic begs an explanation, of course... In my last post I alluded to 2016 being an exceptionally difficult year. So many things have happened that I didn't feel comfortable talking about here...which is why I've neglected this... Continue Reading →

currently: fall

Hi, peeps! Time for a Currently Post because "I'm running out of time I'm running out of time and my time's UP, rise UP, eyes UP!" And no, that reference does NOT mean I'm about to duel Aaron Burr--but time seems to be slipping out of my fingers these days and a "Currently Post" is all... Continue Reading →

“The rivers shall not overwhelm you…”

Water is pretty much omnipresent where I live. Unless we're in a drought, "Louisiana Summertime" usually means a thunderstorm every day: dark clouds roll in from the Gulf, and once they've dumped their load they leave behind the sweet, heavy smell of rain and an oppressive humidity that makes your hair and clothes stick to your skin. The Gulf... Continue Reading →

“the rain came pouring down…”

I just wanted to assure all my readers: yes, in spite of the horrific flooding in Louisiana, my family and I are all fine. Our house is safe. Light debris, very full ponds, and washed-out gravel in the driveways are the only indications that anything was ever out of the ordinary on our street. Drive about... Continue Reading →

#TJenni2016

A toast to the groom! To the bride! From your sister Who's always by your side To your union and the hope that you provide May you always be satisfied! (Lyrics from the musical Hamilton) I have a sister-in-law. Oh my gosh. *I* AM A SISTER-IN-LAW!!! And I couldn't be happier for my brother TJ and his... Continue Reading →

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