Remembering the Ring, Part 4

…Continued. Start reading the story here. A year later, Sabina still hadn’t made her decision, but in the year since her grandmother’s death, she met a young man, Paul, for whom she was smitten. She shared her past with him and of course, told him all about the ring and what it meant to her. “You […]


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 […]


“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 “ and put up a website. Several years later, we completed a digital story….the working title was “The making of an Adventist” but […]


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 […]