Posts tagged "God"

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 »

My Father's Day Wish: I Hope They Remember

I have been a father for 15 years. I have 4 kids ranging in age from 15 years old to almost 6 years (twins) to 3 years old. Each one of them is different and my relationship with each one is different too. I feel so blessed and humbled that God has chosen me to... Read more »

My Brakes, A Recall, Starbucks, And God. It Was Quite A Morning!

Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. So this morning I got off shift at the firehouse and headed to Harvest for my Saturday morning men’s group. I decided to swing into the Starbucks drive-though that was on the way, for an Orange refresher. I... Read more »

Tomorrow Is Promised To No One

Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. I remember the first time I heard the expression “Tomorrow is promised to no one.” I was watching a press conference with Walter Payton who was announcing to the world that he was sick. He had clearly lost... Read more »

Dear Cancer...We Need To Talk

Dear Cancer, It’s been awhile since we have talked so I thought I would write to you to clear up some things. I have been thinking a lot about you lately. In fact, I can’t remember a single day where you weren’t on my mind. You certainly have been busy taking up residence with people... Read more »

What If We All Stood Up And Said “I Am A Mess And I Need Help”

Well, what if we all just stood up and said “I am a mess and I need help?” Come on, I can’t be the only one that is willing to admit this? It’s easy to think that everyone is perfect when we look at their perfect families on Facebook or their glorious “check-ins” in Florida... Read more »