Posts in category "Truth Bomb"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Falling Plates: when death is just a memory

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by Maria Krump, guest writer What if it is true? What if, all of a sudden, you find yourself…THERE. On eternity’s shore. But your feet don’t really know where “there” is, do they? They want to. And they keep aching for firm ground, for something, anything to land on, to find that footing and balance... 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 »

From Wheaton College to TIME Magazine: Elizabeth Dias' Advice to Aspiring Journalists

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“All journalists are insecure overachievers-learn how to make mistakes and own them. Your mistakes don’t define you.” This was one of many memorable phrases shared by TIME Magazine reporter Elizabeth Dias at Wheaton College’s Homecoming weekend 2013. The weekend marked her fifth year college reunion, and she came to campus as a guest of the... Read more »

Help End Sex Trafficking in Chicago: Run the TraffickFree 5K

Help End Sex Trafficking in Chicago: Run the TraffickFree 5K
As a journalist, I come across controversial topics on a regular basis–but none have captivated me like human trafficking has. I’m passionate about raising awareness about the criminal activity that claims an estimated 300,000 minors each year within the United States (and countless more in countries around the world, including Honduras). As much as I... Read more »
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Urban Violence Really Sucks

Urban Violence Really Sucks
I’ve lived in the greater Chicago area since 2007. Since then, Chi-town has become the most violent city in the United States. Even though the Chicago homicide rate has decreased 34 percent this year compared to 2012, people are still dying every day. 54 people were shot dead in Chicago during the Zimmerman trial in... Read more »