Archive for January 2014

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 »

The Chicago Marathon Just “Jumped The Shark”

“Jump The Shark” is an expression people use when something has officially gone a bad direction. It’s from the TV show “Happy Days” when the Fonz water ski’d over a shark. It was a sign the show was going downhill fast. I have run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon every year since finishing chemotherapy... Read more »

Why I Gave Up My Cubs Season Tickets

If you follow this blog or know me at all, you know I am a huge Chicago Cubs fan. I have actually been a season ticket holder for the last 2 seasons. You can read about my recent issue with getting people for my season ticket group here My Chicago Cubs Season Ticket Dream… I... Read more »

God Orchestrated My School Schedule

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. The other day I celebrated my 17 year anniversary of my brain tumor operation. It’s strange how certain dates and events stick out more than... 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 »

Winter Storms Bring Out The Best And Worst In People

Nothing like a winter freeze to bring out the best and the worst in people. It’s things like this that still give me hope in our society but that hope is certainly pushed to it’s limits at times with some people. As a firefighter, I drive my friends and family crazy at times with the... Read more »