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…

4 Storybook Bibles to Help Guide Your Kids in the Gospel

In one of her TGC talks, Bible teacher and author Jen Wilkin once commented that nothing can replace our study of the Word. No books about the Bible, no books about applying the Bible, no books about the Christian life can supplant the richness and value of reading the Bible itself. When we read Scripture…

Giving Thanks in 2020

“Dumpster fire.” “Trash can.” “Hot mess.” Such are the suggested titles for 2020, this year we’re all eager to forget. The pandemic that prompted us to hunker down for “two weeks” has smoldered for ten months. Riots are a weekly occurrence. The death toll rises, pitching countless families into grief. Before and after the election,…

Clinging to the True Story

I was privileged to have this piece published at The Rabbit Room recently, and thought it might also appear to readers on this blog — especially for those who are Tolkien fans. The original can be viewed here. Her head slouched to one side on the pillow, and her breath rattled through a slackened jaw….