Remembering the Ring, Part 3

Start reading the story here. Dearest Sabina, I’ve loved you since before you were born. You are my special treasure. Now that I am gone, I want you to do me one favor. Live! I want you to take the next steps in your life and not feel limited by our special ring. It was […]

Remembering the Ring, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. …Continued. One day, she couldn’t stand the guilt any longer. She didn’t want her grandmother to just find out, so she told her how she had to remove the ring when she was in her lesson and when she was performing. It was then that Grammy B began to get a […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]