Quiche – a recipe

Every other Friday, quiche is on the menu. It’s quick, easy and the kids eat it up. No fights or haggling about eating spinach and onions. They.eat.it.up. and ask for more. It’s also a great dish to share with friends—busy friends, grieving friends, just-dropped-by unexpectedly friends. It’s comfort food. It’s easy to make 4 pies […]


“Hungry Ain’t Picky!”

I have a bumper sticker from our favorite spice shop posted on my refrigerator. It says ‘Love People. Cook them tasty food.” I love it because it reminds me that I don’t have to love to cook in order to cook. Even though I do like cooking, the fun kinda fizzles out when you have […]


Fixing my EPIC mistake

Once upon a time, in 2010, my husband and I dreamt up an organization to encourage biblical literacy, called Quarterlife Ministries (which we’re not longer actively pursuing, btw). We bought the domain name “doesitjivewiththebible.com and put up a website. Several years later, we completed a digital story….the working title was “The making of an Adventist” but […]


The dream of a place to gather

For a long time, I’ve dreamed of gathering place.  A place where people put down their phones and choose to talk instead of text, laugh together instead of LOL. A place where you don’t have to wonder if people LIKE what you just said, because you can see it in their eyes.   For a long […]


Good will?

The last time I cleaned out my closet, I was determined to find a new charity to donate to. My friend, who introduced me to yard sale-ing and flea markets was looking for a wedding dress for a photo shoot. We went to look in Goodwill and I saw their ridiculous re-sell prices. And everything […]


What mistake did you make today?

Today, I am using my blog in a new way. In addition to writing my own posts, I am hoping to be more active in my posts by sharing some of the interesting things I read, watch and listen to online everyday. Sort of like a Facebook share without the Facebook addiction. In short, I […]


A letter to my 25-year-old self

Dear Delina, Sit down for a minute and read this. It’s a letter from the future you. Don’t skim it and scan it and roll your eyes. Read it, okay? Your birthday is in 10 days and you will be 25. You probably think that the perfect birthday celebration would be to have a party […]