Posts tagged "CNBlogapalooza"

My Favorite Quote Is Actually A Life Changing Poem-The Serenity Prayer

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. For this months ChicagoNow “Blogapalooza”, we were asked to share our favorite quote from whoever that might be. My life verse is the above mentioned, Philippians 4:13. It means more to me than any other Bible verse. What I want to share... 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 »

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 »

I Really Miss My Motivation

Maybe motivation isn’t the right word. Maybe “drive” would be better. I am embarrassed to say this, but I have really gotten lazy in a lot of aspects in my life. I have been a firefighter for 26 years. I remember the feeling of excitement when I first started going to the firehouse. Now I... Read more »

Dear Soda: It's Been A Year Since We Broke Up

I was given the challenge tonight from our ChicagoNow group as part of Blogapalooza  to “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” This was a no-brainer. Dear Coke and all your soda friends, It’s hard to believe that I am celebrating my one-year anniversary since I broke up with you. I... Read more »

Today I Consider Myself The Luckiest Man On The Face Of This earth

Today we were given the challenge to write about a person we never met whose death had an impact on us. I write a lot about God, running, and cancer and how that impacts my life. I could seriously have picked many people who I never met, whose death has impacted me. Some names that... Read more »

My Guilty Pleasures

So for Blogapalooza this month, where we are given a topic to write about and 1 hour to write it, the challenge was to passionately defend our guilty pleasure. It could be a food, movie, hobby, anything that probably only we actually enjoy. It was actually hard for me to come up with something because... Read more »

Do You Believe In Miracles!

When I think about movies that have impacted me, there are so many out there. I could list Rocky, Brian’s Song, Rudy, or even Good Will Hunting. The list could go on for hours. What is on my mind right now is the movie “Miracle”. This is the Kurt Russell movie based on the 1980... Read more »

Taking On the Ironman To Celebrate Being Cancer Free

In 2006, I was going for my follow up colonoscopy for follow up to my stage 3 colon cancer.  While in the waiting room, I was thinking about what I was going to do to celebrate my 5-year cancer free date the following year. That was when I saw a Triathlete magazine sitting on the... Read more »