Morning by Morning, New Mercies

I stood in a rock climbing gym churning with kids, and with tears in my eyes I thanked God. Around me, a sea of forty screaming campers who cared more about roughhousing than climbing clambered over rock walls and slammed onto mats. The techno music, usually a source of rhythm and focus for a climber,…

Podcast on Crossway

Today Crossway posted a podcast interview I had with Matt Tully about end-of-life care. You can access the podcast and transcript here, or use the direct links: iTunes Google Play Spotify Stitcher

A New Idea (via Video!): Submit Your Questions!

I’ve had so many great dialogues lately on the topic of end-of-life care, that I’m trying something new. Send me your questions, and once monthly I’ll try to address the most frequent themes in a video. Sometimes a conversation conveys more than a blog post. Please forgive the frizzy hair. Please also forgive any motion…

What content would you like to see more often on Oceans Rise?

I’m so grateful for all the followers here in this corner of the internet. I also realize the content here can be eclectic! To better serve your needs and interests, if you follow Oceans Rise, please take 30 seconds to answer the quick poll below. What content do you wish I’d post about more frequently?

Book Review: The Waiting Room by Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage

  Waiting rooms are strange spaces. Elevator music lofts throughout the room. A stack of outdated lifestyle magazines awaits perusal on a table. People busy themselves with a book, an app, or a television set to avoid conversation with others. The placidity of these spaces hides the thoughts of those sitting in them. While we…

Homeschool Games List

Over the years games have become central to our homeschooling. We play at least two games daily, and have found them to be a wonderful way for the kids to learn practically and gently. They also provide great opportunities for us to learn together, forging memories, fostering closeness, and teaching the kids to respect one…

Podcast: Bible-Based Guide to End-of-Life Care

I had a great conversation about the subject matter of Between Life and Death with Debbie Chavez on BOB radio today, and she was kind enough to record it as a podcast for others to listen! Here is the link: Bible-Based Guide to End-of-Life Care, Debbie Chavez

Book Review: Labor With Hope by Gloria Furman

I can recall few books that infuse motherhood with gospel hope in such elegant and compassionate prose as Gloria Furman’s Labor with Hope: Gospel Meditations on Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. Ms. Furman’s words will not only encourage expectant mothers for years to come, but also direct their gaze steadfastly toward Christ. I first encountered the wonders…