The 2023 Illinois March for Life occurred in Springfield, IL on March 21, 2023. Originally held in Chicago, the event drew pro-life supporters from across the nation to march around the state capital on a cloudy, 40-degree day.
Volunteers for the Illinois March for Life held the banner in front of the Illinois state capitol building before stepping onto the street to lead the march around the capitol building. All photos by Isabel Rinkenberger
Each semester, Missouri Baptist University’s Student Life team works together to put on MBU’s Up All Night. This event consists of fun activities, yummy food and fun competitions.
(From left to right) Front row: Tyler Keifer and Caleb Eswine. Back row: Ellie Shockley, Trey McKinney, Bella Kopala, Hannah Boles and Audrey Bosse smile in the SRC gym as they wait for another activity to begin. Photo by Kate Goodberlet
Thanksgiving is a time for food, grateful hearts, spending time with loved ones and giving thanks to God for the immense blessings in our lives. Spending time with family during the holidays is a special time of the year that I personally cherish. I enjoy being reminded of what God has given me every year when Thanksgiving occurs. There is nothing quite like family time during the holidays. These photos represent what I believe encapsulates Thanksgiving with family.
Left to right: Mary Ann Goodberlet (my grandmother), Debbie Turley (my aunt), and Audrey Turley (my cousin), posing for the camera and relaxing on the couch after dinner. This was the first Thanksgiving I have spent with a few members from my dad’s side of the family, which includes Debbie, Audrey and my uncle, Scott Turley, who is not pictured. All photos by Kate Goodberlet
This photo essay depicts the smiling people that make up the charming town of Maplewood, Missouri, including workers, customers and residents. This community is tightly knit, and I strived to capture the shared joy within these people through my photos.
Two friendly faces, Rosemary and Granville, ran into one another on their way to work and stopped to catch up with each other on the streets of Maplewood, not minding the crisp wind as they talked. All photos by Anna Jeschke
Historic downtown St. Charles, Missouri, hosts the St. Charles Christmas Traditions every Christmas season, giving thousands of families wonderful memories and creating traditions for many locals. The event includes characters such as Santa Claus, USO Fighters, characters from “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” and more. Characters hold collectable cards which have pictures of themselves as well as information about the character for all to take home as memorabilia.
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.