Rememberance/Veterans Day

Thank you to all the veterans of this nation and our allies. Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day…

why a magpie?

As a jewelry-loving girl whose first name starts with M, I was nicknamed ‘magpie’ by my family long ago.  It is, at this point, a fairly good decription of my approach to history – not that I gather everything shiny,…