Remember the Ring: An Allegory

Part 1 When Sabina was born, her grandmother was smitten. For several months, Grammy B (as she decided she wanted to be called) had been anticipating the birth of her first granddaughter. Just minutes after she arrived into the world, she held her close and promised her the world. At her naming ceremony, a few […]

30
Jun

Fleeting thoughts captured

These days, Instagram is my over-sharing medium of choice. I used to be a Facebook girl, but now it’s just. too.much. I realize that I like people better when I don’t know their every thought. And you might be having that same thought after reading this post, but neverthless, here I go: My new installment […]

10
Apr

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 […]

5
Jul

“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 […]

27
Jun

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 […]

13
Jun

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 […]

26
Aug

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 […]