Eight months ago, I left practice as a critical care surgeon in favor of homeschooling my kids. As part of the "day in the life" linkup on Simple Homeschool, I'm sharing a glimpse into life before I left practice, and how the days appear now. Myriad factors influenced my decision to leave clinical work,... Continue Reading →
My testimony appears in the March 2017 issue of Christianity Today. This is very close to my heart; I pray the Lord uses it to encourage others. A Critical Care Surgeon Meets the Great Physician
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -- William Butler Yeats On our worst homeschool days, hairstyling attempts with glue, fights over blocks, and a busted toilet sabotage all semblance of curriculum. Evening finds me slumped forward at the kitchen table, holding my head in my hands and... Continue Reading →
New article on desiring God: Christian, Your Pain Is Never Punishment "... we must never presume to know God’s intent for someone in anguish. God has an infinite capacity to effect goodness in the midst of our inequity."
Green-gray swells billow, unmoor me from shifting earth. Lapis and slate crash, spill, scour the sky until horizon fades into vapor, vanishes. My lungs boil with brine. I claw the deepening dark only to grasp ice and salt, wisps of ghost trails through my fingers. Sin-clad, I sink, plummet toward that gulf with no memory, that fatherless tomb. Yet gleaming metal slices... Continue Reading →
I've discovered my daughter prefers dirt to sea dragons. With my boys away visiting family, I thought my toddler daughter B and I should spend some quality girl time together. She nearly topples over with excitement when she spots fish tanks at Petco, so the aquarium seemed a perfect destination. For several mornings in advance of... Continue Reading →
The following list includes my articles -- editorial, not scientific -- published elsewhere. Articles appear in reverse chronological order. I'll update this index periodically. Christianity Today A Critical Care Surgeon Meets the Great Physician, March 2017 When Prolonging Life Means Prolonging Suffering, Sept 2016 desiringGod.org Big Kids Should Cry More, July 2017 God Desires... Continue Reading →
When a ragged edge of the Atlantic careened over the prow and swallowed my knees, my first thought was, Is it ok that the side of the boat is parallel to the water? "Jibe! JIBE!" Ferg shouted. He shoved Scottie from the helm and seized the tiller. There was a curse word, the sea retreated... Continue Reading →