He Drew Me Through Agony
My Painful Path to Faith
May 17, 2023
While working in the ER, suffering shattered her nominal faith. Within a year, her pain became the path God used to lead her to himself.
I Am Not My Own
How Heidelberg Healed Me
Jan 13, 2023
In the spring of 1563, a catechism was published that has brought comfort to countless saints, especially in the deepest sorrows of life and death.
The Other Great Parenting Books
How the Best Stories Point Kids to Christ
May 24, 2022
As you immerse your children in the word of God, look for great stories that echo and reinforce the beauty of his story.
The Rest Beyond Our Reach
Finding Refreshment in a Burnout Culture
Sep 15, 2021
The effects of sin strangle us. The woes we carry crush us. But in Christ, we who labor and are heavy laden find rest for our souls.
Faithful in Every Fearful Change
Jul 31, 2021
When unwelcome changes come — in friendships or relationships, at work or in ministry — hold fast to the one constant: the faithfulness of God in Christ.
Your Body Will Be Whole
A Physician’s Meditations on Heaven
Mar 16, 2021
The brokenness of sin has penetrated, weakened, and corrupted every fiber of our being. And God will make every fiber new.
Fearless Even in Illness
Lessons for the Hospital
Dec 15, 2020
When symptoms come and fevers rise, know that your God is sovereign over every disease, and that he will bring you home.
Even in the ICU
Why Hope Will Conquer Death
Apr 28, 2020
At the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus made death serve his power and glory. In every calamity that falls on us, he knows how to do the same.
Let Not Violence Entertain You
Feb 1, 2020
One of the most clever ways Satan numbs us to evil is by calling it entertainment.
Not Wired for This World
Making a Home for Special Needs
Nov 9, 2019
God has special concern for those who wander in strange lands. Our children with special needs, navigating a foreign land, are no exception.
God Gave You Your Memories
Finding Meaning in the Past
Aug 29, 2019
They can haunt, they can delight, they can embolden, they can frighten, but they were made for worship: memories.
Scrambling for the Light
Christian Depression and the Use of Medication
May 15, 2019
When, if ever, might a Christian use antidepressants? Kathryn Butler, MD, walks us through the complexities of recovering from clinical depression.
The Doctor May Ask You
Making Urgent Medical Decisions for Loved Ones
Apr 30, 2019
The Bible guides us to preserve life when illness is recoverable, but also to accept death when it arrives, and to extend compassion and mercy toward the suffering.
Some Kids Barely Survive Christmas
Celebrating the Son with Special Needs
Dec 18, 2018
For families with special needs, Christmas can make life even heavier than normal.
Verses to Memorize for the Hospital
Sep 26, 2018
Before the next time you visit someone in the hospital, commit one of these ten verses or short passages to memory.
What Not to Say to Someone in the Hospital
Aug 25, 2018
Visiting a sick friend can be unnerving. We can feel awkward and not know what to say. Here are five common expressions to avoid, and six ways to help.
Love Other Mothers as Thyself
Jun 6, 2018
The body of Christ unites us across continents, yet on playgrounds and Instagram, the mommy wars rage on.
The Only Freedom from Remorse
May 24, 2018
Some of us have made such horrible decisions that others will never be the same. Such remorse will threaten to swallow us if we carry our failures by ourselves.
In Search of Home
Apr 3, 2018
God knows your every ache for home, your every sigh for stability, your every longing to belong. And in Christ, he promises to satisfy them all.
If God Doesn’t Heal You
Jan 27, 2018
As death nears, pray for more than healing. Pray for strength to endure, for Christ to draw near, for faith to know that this death is not the end.
For Now, We Groan
Finding Hope in a Fractured World
Dec 4, 2017
If life feels totally out of sync, it’s because it is. For now, we groan in a broken world, waiting for God to make us whole.
Idolatry at the Office
Confessions of a Workaholic
Oct 16, 2017
The applause of people can feel like a balm for our brokenness. But until we’ve found our rest in God, we will always be grasping for more.
Out of the Depths I Cry to You
Turning to Psalms in Depression
Aug 26, 2017
Depression threatens our joy in Christ, but even as we walk through the valley of the shadow of darkness, he is with us.
Big Kids Should Cry More
Why Weeping Is Not Weakness
Jul 6, 2017
We live in a culture that idolizes power and equates sadness with weakness. But the strongest Person ever wept.
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