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There Is Beauty In Being Married To Your Best Friend

Each month, the bloggers at ChicagoNow are challenged to write a blog on a topic that we don’t find out about until the last minute. We then have 1 hour to write and post it. This month’s topic is “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” Proverbs 31:10 An... Read more »

You Are Either Getting Better Or You are Getting Bitter

I have been struggling lately. I struggle with my weight. I struggle with my walk with Jesus. I struggle in my role as a husband and father. I struggle in my relationships with my friends. I struggle with my attitude at work. I struggle in my role as a cancer survivor. I struggle with marathon... Read more »

Slow Down And Enjoy God

My running has been horrible lately. What I mean by “lately” is the past few years. I had bunion surgery a few years ago, was off running for a while, and I just can’t seem to get my mojo back again. I started to put on some weight after that and I was heading downhill... Read more »

Maybe It’s Time To Put Cancer In The Spotlight

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” It was a rough start to my day today. I was up all night at the firehouse, had a late call which meant having... Read more »

Let’s Support The Fitness “Resolutionist”

It seems like yesterday that I was a brand new runner. I had just finished chemotherapy and I decided to run a marathon in 5 months. I was not much of a runner at that point. People said I was crazy. They tried to talk me out of it. Very few people supported the idea... Read more »

I Make A Daily Choice To Trust God

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Once a month, the bloggers... Read more »

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 »

It's Been 14 Years Since I heard "You Have Cancer." Happy Cancerversary To Me!

There are many commemorative days in my 47 years. Some have stood out and impacted me more than others. November 6, 2001 was one of those days. That was the day that I heard the words… “YOU HAVE CANCER. We couldn’t get the scope past the 2 tumors in the colon. We did a biopsy.... Read more »

If Tomorrow Never Comes

Matthew 6:34 Therefor do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Why do we live our lives like we are going to live forever? Tomorrow is guaranteed to nobody and last time I checked, the death rate for a human being was at 100%.... Read more »

Giving Hope To Cancer Patients And Their Families

I have been in the cancer community for a long time and have come across a lot of different cancer organizations. Some of these are really good cancer groups and some of them are not so good. A few years ago, I happen to come across a really good one and it is a real... Read more »