Hollowed Out, Crashing Down

A few weeks ago, a storm unexpectedly ravaged our corner of the country. It brought hurricane-force winds unannounced, ripping entire trees from their roots and pitching much of our area into cold and darkness for days. By God’s mercy, no one suffered injuries, even though trees cracked and precariously teetered over every street. The first…

Workplace Idolatry

My next Desiring God article will ruin my reputation. Which is precisely the point. Find it here: Idolatry at the Office: Confessions of a Workaholic

Hurry, Lord.

First Harvey floods Houston. Then Irma grinds her way through the Caribbean, reducing a chain of island paradises to rubble. Afterward, Maria pitches Puerto Rico into darkness. Now, New Orleans braces itself as Nate barrels toward the Gulf Coast. Earthquakes shatter Mexico, compelling frantic parents to search for their children under rubble. In Bali, residents…

The Gift of Mom Guilt

Is “leaning in” or “opting out” really the issue? Or does mom guilt alert us to something deeper? I explore this question in my next article, published this morning on CT Women. The Gift of Mom Guilt

The Wrong Question

“Mum, look! Boulders!” I chuckled to myself as both kids ignored the playground structure slick and glistening in the August sun, and instead darted for a series of rock formations. As their laughter intermingled with the rush of wind through the treetops, I reveled in how few bells, beeps, and whistles kids really need. Forget…

CMDA Podcast on Heart Issues in Medical School

I had the privilege of a discussion with Bill Reichert, the VP of Campus & Community Ministries at the Christian Medical and Dental Association, about how the stresses of medical school can threaten our walk in faith.  The podcast is now available on iTunes, as episode 11. God Desires Your Heart, Not Your Degree —…

Prayer Request for an Amazing Woman

God has blessed our family with unexpected fellowship this year, weaving amazing people from across the globe into our lives. One such friend from afar is Jan Smith. A homeschooling veteran and mom to three impressive women, Jan reached out without any prior connection to me to offer encouragement and mentorship. That she would offer…

Out of the Depths I Cry to You

My next article on Desiring God discusses how the Psalms offer hope when we need it most, yet are least able to grasp it: while struggling in the shadows of depression. Out of the Depths I Cry to You

Not Mine, but His

I’m struggling. I hesitate to even use the word, as blessings surround me. A friend visited recently who calls Kenya his home, and discussions about the challenges of his neighbors shamed me. In this corner of the world, we bathe in resplendence. Who am I to speak of struggle? Yet I’m grappling spiritually.  For the…

Book Review: Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia

I was honored to write a review for Dr John Dunlop’s new book on grappling with dementia while following Christ. The book is both informative and sensitive, and I’d highly recommend it. The review appears at The Gospel Coalition: Dignity in Dementia

Big Kids Should Cry More

My next article on Desiring God is now up. This one discusses our culture’s tendency to equate weeping with weakness, and how the Bible redirects us. Big Kids Should Cry More