Between Life and Death Featured on Focus on the Family Broadcast

I was privileged to have a conversation with Jim Daly and John Fuller from Focus on the Family about the challenges of end-of-life decisions from a Christian perspective. The broadcast is a two-part series that will air October 26th and 27th. To listen, you can follow these links: Part 1 – October 26th Part 2…

When Through Fiery Trials

Last night, Pip and Bean’s godmother took them to the Zoolights Exhibit in Boston. For most families, this is a typical kid experience that might elicit a few smiles and fun selfies. For ours, it’s a reason to lift our voices in praise. Three years ago, when our sweet guy was in the throes of…

The Dragon and the Stone: Book 1 of the Dream Keeper Saga

Writing any book is a joy and a privilege, but as a mom who’s witnessed the power of a good story to enliven kids’ imaginations, this one is close to my heart. I starting writing when COVID struck, at a time when I felt desperate to cling to glimmers of hope — to a story…

The Dream Keeper Saga: Coming in 2022!

I love reading my kids stories that point to Christ. I don’t mean overtly-moralistic picture books, or cartoon versions of the Bible (although they can have a role at the family table, too). I mean rich, beautiful, epic stories that carry us through arcs of redemption and hope. I mean Frodo bearing the ring for…

His Grace Is Sufficient. Even When I’m Not.

**Quick announcement: The Kindle version of Between Life and Death will be discounted on Amazon from June 10th to 16th! Okay, now onto the post.** I’ve been struggling with thoughts that I’m a failure. Such ruminations aren’t new. For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with a (false) belief that I am unlovable…

Trauma, Pain, and Loss: A Story of Faith and Healing

Illness and healthcare confront us with some of the most shattering life circumstances: death, grief, loss, fear, and pain, all of them forces that threaten our faith. And yet, God is present throughout, pouring out His grace in ways we might not readily discern in the daily frenzy of hospital work. I was delighted to…

When Medical Techniques Falter, God’s Love Never Will

Too often, the technical routines of the hospital and the checklists of busy clinicians hide reminders of God’s love from view. You may thirst for God, for the cool comfort of his word, but settle for a mouth swab. You may wrangle with questions that steal your breath, but your doctor, too overwhelmed to pause,…

Ailing in Body, Healed in Christ

Happy Easter, Brothers and Sisters! He is risen! Alleluia! As we rejoice over our redemption in Christ, and cling to the hope, and the truth, that we will one day join Him in glory, I offer another excerpt from Glimmers of Grace, for encouragement in wearying times. Medicine leaves its scars. It may usher us…

Glimmers of Grace Through the Ministry of Medicine

Blessings to you and yours as we set our minds and hearts on Good Friday, and anticipate the triumph of Easter! By God’s kindness, my second book, Glimmers of Grace, will be released April 13th! Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to post short excerpts from the book, to give you a taste…

Glimmers of Grace

Trials in the hospital can bring us to our knees. We yearn for deliverance from our pain. We yearn for loved ones to stay, when death calls them away. We yearn, as healthcare providers, to usher those in our care toward wellness, and disdain in the insufficiency of our own hands when we can’t. Such…