Tag: Jesus

Two Roads Diverged In A Wood, Did I Take The One Less Traveled By?

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”-Robert Frost This month for our Blogapalooza challenge, we had 1 hour to write about a time you followed the road less traveled and it made all the difference. (The famous Robert Frost poem idealistically wants taking... 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 »

A Great Thing Happened On The Anniversary Of A Terrible Day

September 11, 2001 is known to most people as the day our country changed forever. As a firefighter, that day will always be with me. I think about it all the time and the lives that were changed forever on that day. Every year on the anniversary of that day, time is taken out to... Read more »

The Great Christian Hypocrisy

Matthew 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. There’s an old saying “Every time you point your finger, you have 3 more point right back at you” that is very similar to the words spoken... Read more »

Is There An Explanation? I Have Faith That There Is.

For our “Blogapalozza” topic this month, we were given the assignment to “Write about a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable”. There are so many times that I have witnessed things that I can’t explain or that other people would chalk up to coincidence. Having faith in God gives me faith... Read more »

Why I Am Putting My Yellow LIVESTRONG Bracelet Back ON

Having spent the last several days thinking about people whose lives were cut short due to cancer, I started to spin into some “survivor’s guilt”. What I mean by that is I start feeling bad that I am still here but others with cancer are not. Not really productive use of my time but that’s... 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 »

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 »