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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Why Do So Many Millennials Live At Home?

Why Do So Many Millennials Live At Home?
According to recent reports by the Pew Research Center, “the nation’s 18- to 34-year-olds are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households today than they were in the depths of the Great Recession,” even though the Economic Policy Institute recently published a report that stated the unemployment rate... Read more »
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My Life-Changing Journey to a Christian Camp in Northern Wisconsin

My Life-Changing Journey to a Christian Camp in Northern Wisconsin
Greetings, all! Tonight, I am part of ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXI.” Our editor, Jimmy Greenfield, has prompted us to write about the following prompt in 60 minutes or less: “Write about a time you followed the road less traveled and it made all the difference.”  Jimmy’s disclaimer: The famous Robert Frost poem idealistically wants taking... Read more »

Why Jesus is Beautiful to Me (in the words of Christian music artists)

This post has been written as a belated part of ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXX.” A flood of posts went live last night at 10 p.m. sharp, as a “Blogapalooz-Hour” is a blitz to publish a post in 60 minutes or less, but I am a little late to the party. The reason I’m contributing a... Read more »

Three Gluten- and Dairy- Free Recipes for Carnivores

Three Gluten- and Dairy- Free Recipes for Carnivores
If somebody had told me when I was 7 years old that when I grew up I would no longer be able to drink “real” milk, eat “real” cheese, or cook with “real” bread, I would probably have asked to be shown the way to Tuck Everlasting’s watering hole. Having 20 years’ notice to prepare... Read more »
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Seven Things We've Learned About Buying and Raising a Collie Puppy (or two)

Seven Things We've Learned About Buying and Raising a Collie Puppy (or two)
My husband and I brought home Bear and Thor last November. They are now six months old, and have stolen our hearts! Here are seven lessons we’ve learned in our four short months of puppy ownership that you may find encouraging if you are considering bringing home some furry friends of your own–or perhaps, if... Read more »