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I Already Miss My School Teacher Wife

Dear Amy, It’s that time of year again when the days are filled with you being gone at school again. Fall comes and I must share you with the students, the teachers, the parents, the after school activities, the lesson plans, the grading of papers, the spending of your own money on classroom things, the... Read more »

I Can Go The Distance

I have made no secret that training for my 23rd marathon has not been going well at all. I have been waiting and waiting for that “Rocky training scene” moment that will kick my running into another level that I know I am capable of. Up until now, that moment has not happened. Having cancer... Read more »

Let’s Take “I Deserve To Be Happy” Out Of Our Vocabulary

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. If I hear one more married person that is about to get divorced say “I deserve to be happy,” I... Read more »

The Great Christian Hypocrisy

Matthew 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. There’s an old saying “Every time you point your finger, you have 3 more point right back at you” that is very similar to the words spoken... Read more »

I Will No Longer Use My Cell Phone While Driving And Why You Shouldn’t Either

Lately, I have been noticing more distracted drivers on the road. I am also hearing more stories about cyclists getting hit and crashes being caused by distracted drivers. None of these drivers thought their “distraction” was going to change or end someone’s life. Here are a few of them: Man Who Was On Phone When... Read more »

Payton, Piccolo, Cancer, And Why I Can’t Stop Watching 'Brian’s Song'

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” I don’t remember the first time I saw the movie “Brian’s Song” or heard of Brian Piccolo and I don’t remember... Read more »

What I Know About Tomorrow

It’s ChicagoNow’s “Blogapalooza” night where we are given a topic and one hour to write about it. Tonight’s topic is: “Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.” What comes to mind when I think about “tomorrow”? First is... Read more »

A White Sox Fan Died And This Cubs Fan’s Heart Is Broken

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted As soon as I saw her name show up on my phone, I knew that something happened. My friend’s daughter called me to say that her dad, my friend, had passed away. While he had been sick off and on recently, this was... Read more »

I Got An Apple Watch And My Hearing Aids Love It!

Mark 4:9 And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” I have been hearing impaired since I lost most of the hearing in my left ear from a brain tumor in 1997. I started wearing a hearing aid in that ear shortly after healing from surgery. Since then, the hearing in my right... Read more »

I Was Wrong About Being Pro-Choice

Ezekiel 36:26 “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” For Blogapalooza this month, we were asked to write about a time we made a mistake or were... Read more »