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It's Been 15 Years Since I Heard The Words "You Have Cancer". Happy Cancerversary To Me!

Today is my “CANCERVERSARY”. The day that I heard the 3 words that nobody ever wants to hear, “You have cancer.” I shared these thoughts last year on this day. It’s amazing how many emotions this day brings up for me. There are many commemorative days in my 48 years. Some have stood out and... Read more »

Help Bring Hope To Cancer Patients And Their Families

Next year I will be celebrating my 15th year cancer free from stage 3-colon cancer. To say it’s been a long journey would be an understatement but I am so so grateful for all of the blessings that God has blessed me with. I have been in the cancer community for a long time and... Read more »

Am I Using The Platform That God Gave Me?

I hate cancer. I know I am stating the obvious and that’s a feeling that many others share also. Being a 14 year stage 3 colon cancer survivor, and active in the cancer community, I have seen far too many great people have their lives cut short due to cancer. This is something that is... Read more »
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Two Roads Diverged In A Wood, Did I Take The One Less Traveled By?

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”-Robert Frost This month for our Blogapalooza challenge, we had 1 hour to write about a time you followed the road less traveled and it made all the difference. (The famous Robert Frost poem idealistically wants taking... Read more »

There Is Beauty In Being Married To Your Best Friend

Each month, the bloggers at ChicagoNow are challenged to write a blog on a topic that we don’t find out about until the last minute. We then have 1 hour to write and post it. This month’s topic is “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” Proverbs 31:10 An... Read more »

You Are Either Getting Better Or You are Getting Bitter

I have been struggling lately. I struggle with my weight. I struggle with my walk with Jesus. I struggle in my role as a husband and father. I struggle in my relationships with my friends. I struggle with my attitude at work. I struggle in my role as a cancer survivor. I struggle with marathon... Read more »
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Slow Down And Enjoy God

My running has been horrible lately. What I mean by “lately” is the past few years. I had bunion surgery a few years ago, was off running for a while, and I just can’t seem to get my mojo back again. I started to put on some weight after that and I was heading downhill... Read more »

Maybe It’s Time To Put Cancer In The Spotlight

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” It was a rough start to my day today. I was up all night at the firehouse, had a late call which meant having... Read more »

Let’s Support The Fitness “Resolutionist”

It seems like yesterday that I was a brand new runner. I had just finished chemotherapy and I decided to run a marathon in 5 months. I was not much of a runner at that point. People said I was crazy. They tried to talk me out of it. Very few people supported the idea... Read more »
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I Make A Daily Choice To Trust God

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Once a month, the bloggers... Read more »