Why DCFS Failed AJ and What You Can Do About It!


by Nancy Allen, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Gospel Justice Initiative My hometown of Crystal Lake recently experienced one of the worst injustices of all—the abuse that led to the death of an innocent child. Crystal Lake recently ranked 10th in the U.S. as one of the “Best Small Cities in the Country” based on quality…

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Give now before you forget!


Tuesday is #Giving Tuesday.  Why wait?  Give now before you forget. Give now Some ideas are worth continuing.  In 2012, the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation came together and created a day to tap into the generosity of the American spirit.  And Giving Tuesday began. Six years later tens of thousands of…

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Justice Champion: Dee Arnold

Dee Arnold – wife, mother of two, attorney at WillCounsel and volunteer – established and now serves at an Administer Justice site located in Saint Charles, Illinois at Christ Community Church. The clinic provides a wide range of services to meet the immediate and future needs of individuals facing civil legal matters, who are unable…

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3 Remarkable Lessons from a Courageous Rescue Mission


Last week the world witnessed the courageous cave rescue of twelve members of the now-famous Wild Boars youth soccer team.  Here are three remarkable lessons for us. Lesson One:  The resilience of hope The day began full of promise.  Saturday, June 23 was Peerapat “Night” Sompiangjai’s 17th birthday.   While a Sponge Bob birthday cake and…

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How to Courageously Advance Justice for Children


Your blood should boil when you see children neglected and abused.  That same anger should be directed at the courts and congress who far too often do the same.  Here is guidance on how to courageously advance justice for children. 1. Be a good neighbor. 13 malnourished children were chained in a home in California. …

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How to overcome disturbing routines through justice impact

disturbing routines

Do you feel trapped on a treadmill of insignificance?  Maybe you live on a six minute lawyer clock or are otherwise caught in disturbing routines without real impact.  The world is broken.  The news bothers you.  You feel like you could do more.  But what? Let us help you overcome disturbing routines through justice impact!…

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How to experience overwhelming JOY through faithful obedience

faithful obedience

This week, I was blessed to speak at Ignite, the business acceleration conference, in Chicago.  Amazing group of business leaders from across the country gathered to learn how God might ignite their passion to grow the business entrusted to them for His glory.  You might think that is a strange place for a legal aid…

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How to do justice for immigrant neighbors

immigrant neighbors

Are you tired of demeaning rhetoric?  Upset over the treatment of immigrant and refugee neighbors?  Passionate about justice but don’t know how to offer practical assistance?  We want to help.  Let us show you how to do justice for immigrant neighbors. Alleviate fear for immigrant neighbors One of the best ways to demonstrate loving concern…

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