The Gift of Firelight

My thoughts on this blog often focus on God’s grace in the face of brokenness. I talk a lot about our struggles with our son’s sensory processing disorder. I reflect upon my own failings, my tenuous confidence in my transition from the hospital to the home, and the idols with which I struggle. I too…

Book Update and Recent Articles

As I know many have inquired about it’s release — my book Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care will be released on April 30th, and is now available for preorder on Amazon! Tony Reinke from desiring God offered a very gracious compliment about the book today. Also, over the past…

Evidence for Humility

On Facebook, a colleague of mine once listed her religion as “evidence-based medicine.” I recoiled at the outright declaration of idolatry. . . but I secretly admired her dedication, and through my actions, I assumed the same stance. While medical giants of old founded their practice on theory and the ways of revered mentors, I…

Borne Back Ceaselessly

I returned to a hospital corridor a few weeks ago. It was like wrapping in a favorite garment, its thread familiar to your contours, your own scent lingering in its weave. . . only to discover it no longer belongs to you. I was there to work not as a clinician, but as a friend,…

Writing on Depression; Talking about Homeschooling

Depression has spiritual ramifications, often steeping sufferers into a despair that threatens faith. Unfortunately, while as Christians we rush to support neighbors through hospitalizations for other medical conditions, with depression we often fall short. My most recent article on TGC explores how to love our neighbor in depression: Why Christian Love Matters in Depression On…

The Gritty Reality of the Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser’s Pulitzer-winning biography, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, offers a thorough, thoughtful, and timely examination of Wilder’s life, and how her novels represent a blend of fact and fiction. Debates about medals aside, I would argue that a more complete understanding of Wilder’s life and times enhances, rather than detracts…

Our Daily Bread

I’m trying to establish a new norm in our household.  I’m trying to make discipleship integral to life, to let God’s word work through our moments like yeast through dough. I’ve written before about our hopes for missions and adoption, which the needs of our family have made wholly unrealistic this season. But God still…

Our Treasure

The experience of joining 8,000 other women in worship is hard to describe. As we faced jumbotron screens and lifted our arms in praise, the drumbeat buzzing in our chests, many of my fellow sisters glowed with exuberance. I should have shared in their joy. But with shaking hands, in those first minutes I scrawled…

Pilgrim Radio Interview

I had the privilege to discuss advance directives and end-of-life care with Bill Feltner at Pilgrim Radio. The interview will air this Thursday, June 28th, at 2:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 9:30 PM Pacific Time:  https://pilgrimradio.com/

Love Other Mothers As Thyself

When we disparage fellow mothers in their parenting choices, we note only fail in our mandate to love one another, but also discount God’s sovereign work in parenting. From desiring God:  Love Other Mothers As Thyself