Some Kids Barely Survive Christmas: Celebrating the Son with Special Needs

I wrote this article last year for Desiring God. I’m reposting it here (permitted per DG’s reprint policy), as once again we’re struggling with the same challenges. Maybe it will bring comfort and a sense of understanding to others. You are not alone. And your sensitive little ones are loved and cherished in Christ, no…

Discerning God’s Call in a Lean-In or Opt-Out World

I apologize for my long silence! My teaching load at church is particularly heavy this season. I’ve needed to devote the rare moments when I’m not covered in peanut butter or embarking on adventures through Middle Earth to study and prep! Earlier this month, I was privileged to join the student chapter of the CMDA…

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

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 A stack of outdated lifestyle magazines awaits perusal on a table.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…

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