Category: Prayer

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 37: My Twin Sister is All Done With Chemotherapy & is in REMISSION!!!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 37: My Twin Sister is All Done With Chemotherapy & is in REMISSION!!!
This blog post is the 37th in a series about my (and twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. Here is a list of all of the posts written about our journey at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to date. To keep tabs on new posts, sign... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 36: My Baby Sister is Breast Cancer Free at 26 & My Twin Sister's 13th T-DM1 Infusion Was Awesome!

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 36: My Baby Sister is Breast Cancer Free at 26 & My Twin Sister's 13th T-DM1 Infusion Was Awesome!
This blog post is the 36th in a series about my (and twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. Here is a list of all of the posts written about our journey at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to date. To keep tabs on new posts, sign... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 31: My Twin Sister’s 8th Infusion of T-DM1 & Baseline Ovarian Cancer Screening

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 31: My Twin Sister’s 8th Infusion of T-DM1 & Baseline Ovarian Cancer Screening
This blog post is the 31st in a series about my (and twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. Here is a list of all of the posts written about our journey at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to date. To keep tabs on new posts, sign... Read more »
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My Breast Cancer Journey Part 22: My Twin Sister's First Infusion of T-DM1 at Mayo Clinic (Breast cancer chemotherapy-lite)

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 22: My Twin Sister's First Infusion of T-DM1 at Mayo Clinic (Breast cancer chemotherapy-lite)
This blog post is the 22nd in a series about my (and my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old in July 2019. The 1st post is about my first mammogram ever; the 2nd post is about my consultation at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the 3rd post is about my stereotactic core biopsy at Mayo Clinic’s Breast Clinic; the 4th post is... Read more »

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 13: Foobs, Photo Shoots & Nipple Tattoos (My Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery Plan)

My Breast Cancer Journey Part 13: Foobs, Photo Shoots & Nipple Tattoos (My Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery Plan)
This blog post is the thirteenth in a series about my (and now, my twin sister’s) preventative breast cancer screening journey that began when we were 30 years old 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... 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 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 »

UPDATE: Passion 2013: Live from Atlanta Jan. 1-4

UPDATE: Passion 2013: Live from Atlanta Jan. 1-4
At the conclusion of the 2013 Passion Conference, 60,000 college-aged students from around the world had raised over $3 million to combat human trafficking worldwide. Pastors and speakers Louie Giglio, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, Judah Smith, John Piper, and International Justice Mission President Gary Haughen gave messages at the conference’s main sessions, and worship was... Read more »

Homosexuality, Marijuana & Obama: is America going to burn in hell?

Homosexuality, Marijuana & Obama: is America going to burn in hell?
A brief post-election-day synopsis from a nondenominational evangelical Christian: 1) Same-sex marriage is now legal in Maryland and Maine, and Minnesota struck down a rule that would have banned it; also, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) became the nation’s first openly gay senator. Instead of seeing these progressive movements as bringing America closer to a repeat... Read more »
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God, goodness & garbage: Melissa's Midwest move

God, goodness & garbage: Melissa's Midwest move
Tonight, I present a guest blog from Melissa Steffan, journalist extraordinaire from the Pacific Northwest. Fresh out of an undergraduate education at Seattle Pacific University where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Falcon and completed an internship at the Washington Post, she recently arrived in Chi-town for a year of Editorial Residency with Christianity Today... Read more »