Posts tagged "God"

I Heard The Words “You Have Cancer”…And That’s The Day My Life Changed”

“We couldn’t get the scope past the 2 tumors in your colon. We biopsied them but won’t have the results for a few days but I am telling you now, they are cancerous. You have cancer”. Each week at ChicagoNow, bloggers are given a different topic to write on if they choose to participate. This... Read more »

Where Do I Go To For Help?

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. There’s a point of pride that makes me think that I can do certain things without the help of Jesus. I remember back to times in my life prior to knowing The Lord, and even after becoming a follower of Jesus,... Read more »

What If Tomorrow Never Comes? 5 Steps To A Better Today

I am the king of “tomorrow”.  “I’ll start the diet tomorrow”, “I’ll pray more starting tomorrow”, “I will spend more time off my phone tomorrow”, “I’ll work out more tomorrow”. “I’ll be a better parent/wife/husband tomorrow”. For a lot of people, ending a sentence with tomorrow is second nature. It became so habitual that we... Read more »

Another DUI Accident: How Is Drunk Driving Still A Thing?

I just heard about a friend who was injured while driving her car the other day. It appears at this point that the other driver was under the influence of alcohol and hit her car head on. How is this still a thing? In today’s age when people are getting all stirred up about Ebola... Read more »

This Chicago Marathon Will Be Like No Other

Luke 18:27 “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” To say that I am excited about the Chicago Marathon this year is an understatement. I will be running with my friend Charles, who will be participating in his first marathon. While there will be many others running a marathon for the first time,... Read more »

It's Ironman Week!

The week before any race that I participate in, I always reflect back on what it took to get me to the starting line. Last week I posted about the unbelievable support that I get from my wife Amy. You can read it here: I May Get The Ironman Medal But My Wife Deserves One... Read more »

A Lesson Learned And A Decision To Move Forward

I recently posted a blog that was somewhat controversial. I’m not going to discuss the blog or the topic because I have done that enough and need to move on and turn the page from it. Even though when I wrote and posted it my intentions were good, it brought out a lot of shares,... Read more »

How To Keep Going When We Really Want To Quit

I recently made the decision to keep moving forward in my quest for a 2nd Ironman finish. You can read about it here. Even though I know the chances of me finishing this race are slim at best, I still feel the need to keep moving forward in this challenge. I had numerous opportunities to... 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 »

Survivor’s Guilt: No One Explains How To Get Through It

I was diagnosed with stage 3-colon cancer on November 6, 2001. My last chemotherapy was on May 10, 2002. I have been cancer free since then so if my math is still correct, that makes me 12 years cancer free. During treatment, I focused all of my energy on making it through the day. Through... Read more »