Posts tagged "Jesus"

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 »

Finishing Ironman Seems Impossible But I’m Not Quitting Now

When I signed up for Ironman last fall, I really had a pretty good training plan in place. To say the least, that plan has not really worked out the way that I thought it would. One thing after another has de-railed my plan for training the way I would have liked. So here I... Read more »

What To Do When You Just Don’t Seem To “Fit In”

Ever been in a group and feel like you are the only one that feels a certain way? Ever speak up only to have it turn into a lynch mob on you? That has been a recurring feeling that I have been having lately. Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God... Read more »

Opening Day: When Hope Springs Eternal And Faith Is Put To The Test

It’s Opening Day again and I am making my way to Wrigley for somewhere around my 30th opening day. I am already thinking “This Is The Year!” no matter how many people are telling me it isn’t going to happen. I see the talent they have and I know in my head that it will... Read more »

Attitude Does Not Change A Cancer Outcome

I became a member of the cancer club on November 6, 2001. Prior to that, I had joined the brain tumor club. These are just a few of the clubs that people join when they get diagnosed with certain things. The membership is by invitation only. There are many ups and downs that go with... Read more »

Faith Through Our Suffering

I am going to start writing a weekly devotional for Phil’s Friends. They are a Christian cancer organization that does amazing things spreading hope to cancer patients and their families. You can read about them here. I thought for my first devotional, to take on the topic of faith through a trial. Being a cancer... Read more »

For Those Who Have Cancer And For Those Who Love Them

A few of my friends are going through treatments for cancer. While we don’t know what their future holds, we do know who holds their future. I am re-posting this prayer for all those going through cancer and for all those who love them. Psalm 31:5 Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have... Read more »

Do I Live My Life In “Fear” Or In “Faith”?

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. So many things have happened in my life that could cause me live with a “what next?” mindset. I have to... Read more »

Letting Go Of My Past And Clinging To The Future

The other day, I heard a message at church called “How To Make 2014 Your Best Year Ever” by James MacDonald, that really struck a chord with me. Feel free to watch or listen to the message by clicking on the link here. I am writing this from some of the notes I took during... Read more »

"One Way"

God really spoke to me in 2005. That summer I was coming off a divorce and one of the craziest rides ever. I had not yet accepted Jesus and I had just started coming to Harvest Bible Chapel. I was talking to Amy at this point but we had not actually started dating. I was... Read more »