Posts tagged "prayer"

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 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 »

My Philadelphia Adventure with Shane Claiborne at the Simple Way

My Philadelphia Adventure with Shane Claiborne at the Simple Way
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... Read more »
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How Should Christians Respond to SCOTUS' DOMA ruling?

How Should Christians Respond to SCOTUS' DOMA ruling?
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... Read more »

ChicagoNow has spoken: baseball & Jesus > Obama & Romney

ChicagoNow has spoken: baseball & Jesus > Obama & Romney
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... Read more »

Prayer & politics with the Illinois Legislative Summit

Prayer & politics with the Illinois Legislative Summit
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... Read more »
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Why I pray for Katy Perry & Britney Spears

Why I pray for Katy Perry & Britney Spears
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,... Read more »

Miracles in the madness of Colorado wildfire

Miracles in the madness of Colorado wildfire
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;... Read more »

Prayer 101: "just chill"

Prayer 101: "just chill"
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... Read more »
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Three Malibu Miracles : spring break ftw!

Three Malibu Miracles : spring break ftw!
Three Malibu Miracles : Spring Break 2012 Last week, I went to visit my twin sister who is currently attending law school in Malibu, California. It was an absolutely incredible trip with some cool stuff that happened while we were there. All I wanted to do was jump up and down with joy the entire... Read more »