Modern Medicine Failed Me in Kenya
Jun 14, 2016
This doctor was devastated by how little she could do in Kenya — until she began to realize what God really was doing.
Doctors Live on the Brink of Death
Jul 20, 2016
She held his heart in her hand while it stopped, never to start again. Like many doctors, this heart-wrenching tragedy was part of her full-time job.
From Medical Doctor to Stay-at-Home Mom
Aug 17, 2016
Many mothers are torn between leaning in to their careers and opting out to stay at home. A medical doctor explains her journey through motherhood to God.
Four Ways to Pray in the Wake of Zika
Aug 19, 2016
More cases of Zika virus are confirmed in Miami — now in a new area of the city. Today the CDC advised pregnant women not to travel to Miami Beach.
Words We Dread to Hear
Coma, Brain Death, and Christian Hope
Nov 21, 2016
Patients with brain death appear indistinguishable from those with reversible injuries, but the differences are critical — and the Bible prepare us for both.
The Breath of Life
Should Christians Agree to Ventilator Support?
Dec 14, 2016
God has given amazing medical gifts to mankind. But how far should we allow doctors to go to save our lives or the lives of our loved ones?
Christian, Your Pain Is Never Punishment
Feb 2, 2017
It may feel like God punishes us for our sin or lack of faith, but God works all things, even pain, for the good of those who love him.
He Loves You Even More Than I Do
Letter to My Children
Apr 11, 2017
Fiercer than a thousand suns is a mother’s love for her children. But a godly mother knows that her children are first and foremost God’s.
The Quiet Plague of Painkillers
The Opioid Crisis in America
Apr 22, 2017
Opioid-related deaths have quadrupled, totaling over 500,000 since 2000. But the pain in our souls that drives the demand cannot be killed with pills.
God Desires Your Heart, Not Your Degree
Jun 14, 2017
Education cannot serve two masters. Will you glorify God, or self, in your studies?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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