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.
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.
God Desires Your Heart, Not Your Degree
Jun 14, 2017
Education cannot serve two masters. Will you glorify God, or self, in your studies?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let Not Violence Entertain You
Feb 1, 2020
One of the most clever ways Satan numbs us to evil is by calling it entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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