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...

An Easter Reflection

I love most every holiday. Food, friends (most years!), decorations–it’s all wonderful. But my favorite holiday is Easter. And my favorite part of Easter is the Sunrise Service. It’s a disappointment to me when the service gets moved inside because of the weather (too...

Happy Holy Week?

My goodness. Here it is, Holy Week already. Which means Easter is practically upon us. If I don’t pause and consider the coming of a special day, I tend to feel like I’m missing out. What if you just woke up and someone told you it was your birthday? Sure, it might be...