Posts in category "Motivation"

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 »

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 »

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 »

3 Evangelical Podcasts That Will Change Your Life and Relationships

3 Evangelical Podcasts That Will Change Your Life and Relationships
I got married this May. All throughout our six-month engagement, we sought out counseling, books, wise mentors, online articles, and podcasts to help us prepare for marriage. We read and listened to hours of content from a variety of sources, and want to share the top three resources we found from the Podcasts app available... Read more »

Life Lessons from Eleanora Anderson, the Longest Serving Sunday School Teacher at the Same Institution of all Time

Life Lessons from Eleanora Anderson, the Longest Serving Sunday School Teacher at the Same Institution of all Time
My dad called me yesterday with a bittersweet message: that Eleanora Anderson, my grandfather’s 92-year-old cousin from Valmeyer, Ill., passed away in her sleep Saturday morning. “It’s a sad thing to lose her,” he said, “But to die in your sleep at home with all your faculties at age 92, you’ve lived a pretty darn... Read more »
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Top 5 Tweets from Poynter's #TruthTrust Event

Top 5 Tweets from Poynter's #TruthTrust Event
If I could summarize the Poynter Institute “Truth & Trust in the 21st Century: Journalism’s role in telling the story of violence in Chicago” panel discussion / talkback Thursday night in a phrase, I would say I learned that “Optimism & Positivity are Journalism’s Future & Democracy’s Hope.” The night opened on this note with... Read more »

Wheaton College's Journalism Certificate Program: #kindofabigdeal

Wheaton College's Journalism Certificate Program: #kindofabigdeal
This is a spontaneous blog post to brag shamelessly about how amazing Wheaton College’s journalism certificate program students are. Professor Tim Morgan and I just wrapped up another round of end-of-semester conferences with our students, and I’m so happy I could cry. Over the past 15 months, not only have our journalism students written hundreds... Read more »

Blind Surfer Derek Rabelo Conquers Waves Fearlessly

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Derek Rabelo’s father prayed that his son would be a professional surfer. But Derek was born blind in 1992, and his father’s dream seemed impossible. Seventeen years later, however, Derek decided that not only did he want to surf — he wanted to surf the legendary waves on the North Shore of Oahu. Derek’s courage... Read more »
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I Am Today's Christian Woman: Let's Talk About Sex

I Am Today's Christian Woman: Let's Talk About Sex
In August 2012, I accepted a full-time job as Today’s Christian Woman’s online editor. It’s been just over a year since that fateful day, and ever since, I’ve been intentional about learning exactly what it means to live life as a Christian woman. Thanks to the amazing articles, interviews, and reporting I’ve been able to... Read more »