Category: Daily Miracles

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Tastes of the Taste of Chicago

Tastes of the Taste of Chicago
I’m a Minnesota State Fair kind of girl. I grew up attending the third largest state fair in the country religiously. I even wrote my college entrance exam on the cream puffs I enjoy every year from the stand on the corner of the Midway across from Famous Dave’s BBQ. The state-wide party features every-food-on-a-stick,... Read more »

Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon: 'Thank You Jesus'

Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon: 'Thank You Jesus'
Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon successfully tonight, without a safety harness, while proclaiming his faith and trust in Jesus. “Thank you, Jesus,” he said several times during his walk across the 1,400-foot tightrope over 1,500 feet above the canyon (a height taller than the Empire State Building). During my interview with him last week,... Read more »
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Five Reasons Why I Have the Best Dad Ever

Five Reasons Why I Have the Best Dad Ever
It’s Father’s Day, and with that, here are five reasons why my dad is the best dad ever: 1. He’s been married to my mom for 32 years. In addition to being Father’s Day this week, my parents also celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary this week. This is a staggering statistic in a society where... Read more »

West Chicagoland Anti-Trafficking Coalition Launch: Refuse to Do Nothing

West Chicagoland Anti-Trafficking Coalition Launch: Refuse to Do Nothing
Tonight over 50 people gathered at Glen Ellyn’s Blackberry Market for the launch of the West Chicago Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Representatives from churches, nonprofits, and organizations gathered for an evening of networking and conversation about what needs to be done in West Chicagoland to combat human trafficking of all kinds, including labor and sex trafficking happening... Read more »

Expressing faith, hope and creativity at the Write to Publish Conference

Expressing faith, hope and creativity at the Write to Publish Conference
I sat on an editors’ panel on behalf of Today’s Christian Woman and Christianity Today at the Write to Publish Conference hosted at Wheaton College today, and the most poignant thing I heard was about the creativity Christians so often fail to express authentically. “So many Christians are afraid of offending God,” artist, poet, and... Read more »
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How Do We Save Journalism?: The Millennial Miracle Part 2

How Do We Save Journalism?: The Millennial Miracle Part 2
How do we save journalism? I started to answer this question in Saturday’s post with the promise I would continue to feature profiles of Millennial journalists I’ve gotten to know this year while helping out with the Journalism Certificate at Wheaton College. I believe 20something college students and recent grads are the hope and the... Read more »