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July 2015


The Day After

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I woke up today well rested and quite hopeful. There are still so many unanswered questions about what will happen but today I have peace. The kids don’t really understand what is happening. We sat them down yesterday and did our best explaining what is going on with me. I think Nola understands a little but the boys are oblivious. My diagnosis seems to hit Jamie in waves. She feels things on such a deep level but she remains hopeful.…

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I Have Cancer

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Never did I think I would utter those three words. I lost my biological mother to lung cancer last year and my mother died 8 years ago of non Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I know way too many stories of people who have lost a loved one to cancer. Even as I write this I cannot help but think this is all a dream. I can’t have cancer. I am a healthy, 39 year old male. Sure, I don’t always eat the…

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Bible Blog Life

God Says: Don’t Be Afraid

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The other day I shared 13 Things God Told Joshua. I wanted to expand on one of the thoughts as I know it is something we all struggle with at times. Fear. In verse 9 of chapter 1, God tells Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” It was easy for God to say this, but…

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Blog Family

Handling Bad News

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Have you ever received bad news? What was your reaction? Did you get overwhelmed with fear and worry? Did you get angry? Well, the other day I received some unexpected bad news. I have had some health issues for the past few months and went and had a simple procedure to make sure there were no major issues. I awoke from the local anesthetic to my doctor informing me that they had found something of concern. I don’t know about…

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Bible Life

Stones of Rememberance

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Joshua 4:19-24 The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan…

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