This blog post is the 44th in a series about my (and twin sister’s) breast cancer journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. In 2019, I also started documenting our younger sister’s breast cancer previvorship journey. Here is a list of all of the posts written about our journey at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic… Continue reading My Breast Cancer Journey Part 44: My Twin Sister’s 36-Week Pregnant Breast Biopsy is “All Clear!” & Baby Harold Robert is Almost Here!
Last May, I got married. A week before my wedding, I was struck with crippling pain from my left hip / glute muscle down through my hamstring in my left leg that made it hard to walk, sit, or stand. As an active 20something who works out 2-3x / week and appreciates having the ability… Continue reading Sciatica Solutions: Prayer, Chiropractic Care, Foam Rollers, and More
This post has been written as a part of ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXII.” A flood of posts are going live tonight at 10 p.m. sharp from a number of ChicagoNow bloggers because a “Blogapalooz-Hour” is a blitz to publish a post in 60 minutes or less, so here is my response to the following prompt… Continue reading Why Lectio Divina is Awesome
I’m a journalist with experience reporting all over Chicago, so it wasn’t unusual for me to send up a few prayers as I boarded Philadelphia’s public transit system on my way to interview author/activist/peacemaker Shane Claiborne at his nonprofit, “The Simple Way,” in North Philadelphia. I tried to keep facts like “Philadelphia is one of… Continue reading My Philadelphia Adventure with Shane Claiborne at the Simple Way
It’s been a big week for the Supreme Court, SCOTUS, DOMA, Prop 8, and churches nationwide. As I’ve watched profile pictures change on Facebook, hashtags trend on Twitter about #equality, and browsed online photo galleries displaying happiness and tears of joy come from couples who can finally, legally, engage in federally-recognized unions, I’ve been bothered… Continue reading How Should Christians Respond to SCOTUS’ DOMA ruling?
Election season is officially upon us – which means, in addition to changing leaves and colder weather, there is plenty of argumentation and debate to go around. As a journalist engaged in the ChicagoNow blogosphere, I’ve been interested in gleaning wisdom from my fellow bloggers, and have found that, much to my surprise, the average… Continue reading ChicagoNow has spoken: baseball & Jesus > Obama & Romney
Enjoy another guest post today, this time from fellow Wheaton College graduate Joshua Little, who recently attended the Illinois Legislative Summit’s prayer breakfast and came away with some interesting insights on the integration of faith and politics. Read below and comment back – especially in this election season, what do you think of the integration… Continue reading Prayer & politics with the Illinois Legislative Summit
The reason I became a journalist passionate about arts and entertainment writing is because of Rolling Stone’s 2008 cover story. It’s called “Britney Spears: Inside an American Tragedy,” and it completely changed my life. The explicit details about her coming of age in a liberal, materialistic culture, and publicly crashing and burning as a result,… Continue reading Why I pray for Katy Perry & Britney Spears
I’ve been reporting on the Colorado wildfires for Christianity Today’s online news site the past couple of days (“Colorado Wildfires Threaten Navigators’ Camps,” “Evacuated Navigators Working From Focus on the Family Offices” and have learned a couple of things in the process: 1) God is good; 2) God protects His people; 3) Arson is bad;… Continue reading Miracles in the madness of Colorado wildfire
I recently stumbled across an article on RELEVANT Magazine’s website about prayer. It addresses how easy it is to ask God close-ended questions, when really, all He wants is a running dialogue with us – to get to know our hearts, and satisfy our deepest needs. I don’t know about you, but I can be… Continue reading Prayer 101: “just chill”