The Three Best Super Bowl Gluten-Free Dip Recipes that Not-Gluten-Free People Can Enjoy, Too

The Three Best Super Bowl Gluten-Free Dip Recipes that Not-Gluten-Free People Can Enjoy, Too
The Super Bowl is coming, NFL playoffs are here, and everyone (especially gluten free people!) need sustenance! I have written about being gluten- and dairy-free before, but have recently re-introduced dairy into my diet (it’s a miracle, hallelujah!) and wanted to share these recipes with the world of gluten free friends. Though, if you aren’t... Read more »

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Tribute to Dr. Nabeel Qureshi

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Of all the events that occurred in 2017, losing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi was one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve witnessed in my life. I say witnessed because he was a passionate video blogger and award-winning author that I followed on a regular basis until the week that he died–the last video he posted can still be... Read more »

How to Help Refugees in DuPage County (and beyond)

How to Help Refugees in DuPage County (and beyond)
My husband and I attempted to attend World Relief DuPage/Aurora’s “Refugee and Immigration Advocacy Night” at Compass Church in Wheaton this evening, but couldn’t find a parking spot. After circling the building for 15 minutes, we decided to turn around and go home knowing we could get the full scoop of the event from Twitter and Bloomingdale Church friends... Read more »
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Oh Lord, Grant Me A Second Chance at Lactose (and Gluten) Tolerance

Oh Lord, Grant Me A Second Chance at Lactose (and Gluten) Tolerance
This post has been written as a part of ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXV.” 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 selected... Read more »

Introducing Strahan: The New Zealand Folk Psalmist You've (Maybe) Never Heard Of

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Strahan is a “Folk Psalmist” from New Zealand that my husband and I had never heard of until friends of ours from church recommended we listen to his music three years ago. We started then and haven’t stopped since–now three years, four album/EPs and one live concert in Minneapolis later, we are hooked! For fans... Read more »

Sciatica Solutions: Prayer, Chiropractic Care, Foam Rollers, and More

Sciatica Solutions: Prayer, Chiropractic Care, Foam Rollers, and More
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... Read more »
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The Emoji Bible: Scripture 4 Millennials is Coming Soon O:-)

The Emoji Bible: Scripture 4 Millennials is Coming Soon O:-)
It’s happening, it’s really happening: This Sunday, on May 29, 2016, “The Emoji Bible” drops in Apple iBooks. According to RELEVANT magazine, they predicted this would happen. According to Charisma News, it may bring all Millennials back to church. According to the Huffington Post, the Emoji Bible was translated from the King James Version of... Read more »

Why Lectio Divina is Awesome

Why Lectio Divina is Awesome
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... Read more »

The Miracle of Raising Millennials: An Interview With My Mother

The Miracle of Raising Millennials: An Interview With My Mother
I interviewed my mother in 2014 as part of an assignment targeting Millennial parents. Now two years later, I found it in my iTunes library, and decided it was past time to share her wisdom with the world–especially with Millennials and their parents! There are many reasons why this interview is a standout one, but... Read more »
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Three Great Summer Reads: God's Love, Beth Moore, and the Bible

Three Great Summer Reads: God's Love, Beth Moore, and the Bible
It’s almost summertime, and that means we will have many lazy dog days to fill hours upon hours with pages upon pages of reading, right? In a perfect world, yes, that would be the case! However, because the hours of our days are limited, we probably don’t have a ton of time to filter through... Read more »