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The Importance of Anticipation

My goodness. It’s almost Easter. If I don’t pause and consider the coming of a special day, I tend to feel like I’m missing out a bit. What if you just woke up and someone told you it was your birthday? Sure, it might be a nice surprise, but I’d be sorry I didn’t get...

Will You Fast this Lenten Season?

Easter is my favorite holiday. Better than Christmas, Thanksgiving, and my birthday all rolled into one. Rebirth. Resurrection. Unadulterated joy! But it’s not just Easter Sunday that gets me. It’s the whole process from Ash Wednesday (March 2) to Holy...

Are You Christmas Shopping Yet??

I keep hearing how we’d all better hurry up and do our Christmas shopping early this year because there are supposed to be all sorts of shortages. Sigh. Does it feel like the world is trying to suck the joy out of everything these days?!? Well. On the off chance...

The Roots of Memorial Day

One of the best parts of writing historical fiction is the research! I learn so many interesting tidbits I’d never come across if it weren’t for research-related rabbit trails. For example, you likely know that Memorial Day is a day set aside for...