“Not Back to School”

I’m late in the game for homeschooling bloggers posting their 2019-2020 curricula, because, well. . . we homeschool year-round, and I don’t plan months in advance, so I didn’t think I had much to offer. Because each month depends upon the kids’ progress and interests, I’ve really no idea what we’ll be doing in December….

Prayers for Tim Challies

This morning Tim Challies published a poignant post on his blog recounting his current path in suffering. It so moved me, that I feel compelled to share it here. Many of you likely read his blog and benefit from his discerning curation of ministry resources. Please lift this brother up in prayer, and thank the…

New Book in the Works!

Friends, thank you so much for continuing to support this unexpected ministry into which God has drawn me. Thanks to your encouragement, I recently signed an agreement with Crossway for second book, tentatively entitled Passing Through the Waters (see Isaiah 43 🙂 ). Much more devotional than Between Life and Death, this project explores how…

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…