But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

One Christian Dad - Apologetic Report

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As most of you know, I am a cancer survivor.

The scary thing is that 40 years ago, my diagnosis would have been a death sentence, as there were no treatments developed. But through research, they discovered that platinum – tho deadly poison – also cures my form of cancer.

And it is...

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image Evangelism scares the you-know-what out of people. If you want to see beads of sweat drip down most any believers head, mention that you are setting up an evangelism evening and that you’re going to go out and share the gospel…and that they are invited!!

Wont that be fun?

Want to...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 14:57

Sleepless Nights and My Dad

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While going through chemo, and in the time after, I enjoyed blogging. It was nice to be able to express myself in a way that I enjoy. It helped, too, that I felt like I was helping raise awareness while showing what the  journey was like, and that God was near.

Now.

When I blog about my...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 04:54

As Depression Stalks

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Something stalks me.

Something dark.

Something relentless.

As depression stalks, I lose hope.  Maybe blogging about it will help.

Depression

3 years ago, I was diagnosed with major depression.  I blogged my way through it, as I received counselling, put myself under the scrutiny of my elder...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10:00

When The Radiologist is Wrong

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Just a quick update.

Recently I had my 6 months tests, a CT Scan, Chest Xray, and blood tests. A week or so later I had my meeting with my oncologist to go over the results.

I had scheduled work that day, which was a silly thing to do, because I never sleep well before this visit. So after a night of...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:44

Your Personality Profile Is Tainted

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imageThere is this personality profile test going around Facebook. You’ve likely seen it.  Most of us have probably taken it, even if you didn’t share your results.

I took it.

Here is a screen shot of the first test I took…

Look at that.  Is that a guy you’d like to get...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 02:21

Stop Spending Time With Jesus.

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It has been a long time since I spent much time on God, or Jesus, or the Word, or anything of eternal value really. I rarely open my Bible, because between family and running a business, and other time consuming things… like Facebook…cough… I just have not had the time to spend...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 12:51

Worried about Worrying about Worrying.

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imageWhere is the line between sinful worry and anxiety as a metal illness?

I have often wondered that.

I read this today:

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation  and my God. Deep calls to deep at the roar...

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Saturday, 23 December 2017 06:08

1 Year Cancer Update Reflections

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So it is December 23.  The daylight is lasting a bit longer than it has the past 3 days…lol.  The Sun is shining and there is not a cloud in the sky, out my front window at least.  I feel pretty OK for this time of the year.

We opened Christmas gifts with the family this...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 13:47

Thanksgiving After a Long Year

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imageIt is nearly 10am, and I am still in my pajamas.

Flannel pants, which are too big, and a white cotton t shirt with little holes and stains all over it. Not pretty, but very comfortable. I have 5 days of stubble growth on my face, and I don’t plan on shaving. I am taking a few days off for the...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:07

An Update. My Worst Day Ever!

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About an hour or so ago, we arrived home from our Okanagan vacation and unpacked the van. Kaitlyn is recharging in her room, like all introverts need to do after being cooped up with family for a week. I snuck out and washed the van, then the truck – an hour to myself just washing...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 05:54

My Confusing Political Convictions…

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What are your political convictions?

Which side are you on? You a democrat? Republican?  Liberal? Conservative? Are you Red or Blue?

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Sigh.

Anyone else tired of having to choose a side? Or rather, being forced into a polarization? You are not allowed to be in the middle. Doncha know?

I did vote...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 03:27

My Cancer Journey: Update: No Evidence

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image It has been  4 months since I posted an update.  In the last update I posted 4 questions that people ask me.  People still ask me those same for questions, so I will post new answers to them below.

“Do you still have cancer?”

My Oncologist recently said that I have no...

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 11:50

The Stick Ceremony

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I had the privilege of serving a chaplain for Stone Week 2 this year at Stepping Stones Bible Camp. My camp name was Gimli. It is such a blessing to be able to be a part of this amazing camp. Teresa and Noah came up and stayed with me in the Maple Cabin.

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Noah became a sort of mascot for the week,...

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