Category: Motivation

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 7: "You Might Have Invasive Breast Cancer, Too" (My MRI and Two Ultrasounds)

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 7: "You Might Have Invasive Breast Cancer, Too" (My MRI and Two Ultrasounds)
This blog post is the seventh in a series about my (and now, my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever; the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the third post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the fourth... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Screening Journey Part 3: Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy at Mayo Clinic

My Breast Cancer Screening Journey Part 3: Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy at Mayo Clinic
This blog post is the third in a series about my preventative breast cancer screening journey that began in July 2019. The first post is about my first mammogram ever and the second post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic. To keep tabs on new posts, sign up for the “A Daily Miracle” email list at this link. I posted about... Read more »

Top 7 Songs I Listen to When I'm Stressed Out: Hillsong, Strahan, United Pursuit, Josh Garrels, Bethel Music & Chris Steinke

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Bethel Music (Amanda Cook): You Make Me Brave “You make me brave, you make me brave You call me out beyond the shore into the waves You make me brave, you make me brave No fear can hinder now the love that made a way You make me brave, you make me brave You call me... Read more »
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My Breast Cancer Screening Journey (So Far)

My Breast Cancer Screening Journey (So Far)
To keep tabs on new posts, sign up for the “A Daily Miracle” email list at this link. I’m 30 years old. My mother was diagnosed with DCIS–an early form of breast cancer contained within a milk duct–at age 40. My maternal grandmother died of ovarian cancer at 50. My maternal great-grandmother passed away from breast... Read more »

Top 5 Summer Picks: Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Annie F. Downs, Chris Steinke & The Bible

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Summer might be half over for some people, but I still want to post this list of recommendations for CDs and books that I have been blessed by and hope will bless you as well! Lauren Daigle: Look Up Child (plus you can see her at Lollapalooza 2019) Lauren Daigle is the 2019 Billboard Top Christian Artist,... Read more »

5 Tips on How to Become a Freelance Writer

5 Tips on How to Become a Freelance Writer
Inspired by a recent conversation I had with an aspiring journalist, I wanted to jot down the following tips for anyone interested in becoming a freelance writer or journalist. 1. WRITE EVERY DAY!!! The best advice I ever received from a college professor was to write at least one page of a journal entry every single... Read more »
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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Tribute to Dr. Nabeel Qureshi

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Of all the events that occurred in 2017, losing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi was one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve witnessed in my life. I say witnessed because he was a passionate video blogger and award-winning author that I followed on a regular basis until the week that he died–the last video he posted can still be... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »