Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the political beat and other topics as national editor for WORLD Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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More than inspirational

Daniel of the Year | Joni Eareckson Tada’s half-century as a quadriplegic and a disabilities advocate is far more than a story of human endurance. It’s a Christ-exalting example of a courageous truth Christians don’t always embrace: ‘When I am weak, then I am strong’
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/07/17, 09:20 pm

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.—In the midnight darkness of a Baltimore hospital in 1967, Joni Eareckson begged God to heal her. Weeks earlier, the 17-year-old girl had broken her neck after diving into unexpectedly shallow waters in the Chesapeake Bay.

The result: paralysis from the shoulders down.

The teenager endured grueling surgery and lay strapped onto a Stryker frame designed to allow nurses to turn patients with spinal cord injuries. Her weight dropped to 80 pounds. One friend sobbed at the sight.

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Whirled Views

Voices | Background on trending (and otherwise notable) news, and a short list of dinner table prayers
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/16/17, 03:30 pm

About Whirled Views: Readers often ask me how they can help people they learn about in WORLD or other places. I often reply: “You can pray for them.” Sometimes I get an earnest response: “Yes, I’ll pray for them. But what can I do?”

I love when readers want to respond by donating money or volunteering. When we can make suggestions, we do. But I stick by my first reply too: Prayer really is a deeply important kind of front-lines help.

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A time to prepare

Crime | A season of disasters reminds us we can’t prevent every tragedy, but we can prepare to respond
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/11/17, 05:24 pm

On a Sunday night in Las Vegas, the seasons of life described in the book of Ecclesiastes compressed into a matter of moments for thousands of stunned concertgoers.

A time to dance became a time to mourn. A time to laugh was a time to weep. And for 58 men and women born a few decades ago, a festive evening was suddenly, tragically a time to die.

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