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

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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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Sunday, 09 April 2017 13:10

A Difficult Update

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Dealing with cancer has been difficult.  I am sure there are more flowery ways of putting it, or stronger words I can use, but difficult just seems to fit.

The diagnosis, the surgery, the treatment, the side effects, and the waiting…all difficult.

In January, when my oncologist told me...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 14:03

Cancer, A Wedding, and Questions.

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On Friday, Teresa and I were able to witness the wedding of Bill and Daphne.  It was a joyful occasion.  We have connected with them more and more since my diagnosis, as we now have something in common with them. They both have dealt with cancer in their lives, both losing their...

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:20

My Cancer Journey: Fear Not

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image It has been said that “Fear not” or “Do not be afraid” is the most uttered commandment in the Bible. Someone even said that it is written 365 times in the Bible – one for each day of the year. I do not know if that is true, but I do know that it is the...

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:46

5th Annual Titus 2:1 Awards

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image I am a little late on the award this year.  But that is ok. This year, I decided to be a feminist…I mean, the winners of the award are all ladies. Lets cut to the chase.

Anyone who will play along and accept the award is requested to do the following on their blog:

1. ...

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Friday, 13 January 2017 20:13

My Cancer Journey: The Results of the Chemo

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Me typing this blog post. Look at my hair coming in!

So today I had that long awaited appointment with my oncologist, Dr. Le, to find out the results of the chemotherapy.

So to recap, my initial diagnosis was a 2cm primary growth in my testicle and a 9cm secondary growth in a lymph node in my...

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 13:09

My Cancer Journey: 2 Month Tests

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Chemo has been done for 2 months already. Can you believe that?
Sometimes this journey feels so long, other times it feels like it is flying by.
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Brunch at Ricky’s. Peach Fuzz is growing in!

Physically I feel really good, except for some side effects like the neuropathy that has been really...

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Monday, 02 January 2017 11:50

10 Things About Chrstian INFJ’s

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Recently, my young daughter asked me why she was so different from her peers…why she was so weird!

I laughed and told her it is my fault that she is weird – she is so much like me it is scary. She corrected me and said, “No, God made me like this.” I told her to embrace her...

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:48

Would You Rather Have Cancer or Depression?

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Would You Rather Have Cancer or Depression?

A reader recently asked me this question. On the surface, it is a terrible question, but in context, it wasn’t so bad. This person struggles with depression, and knows about my battle with it in the past, and my current battle with cancer. So...

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Monday, 28 November 2016 09:49

Men: Where Are We Going Wrong?

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What are yours?

If I look back at my life, when I was single, my priorities were playing video games, soccer, drinking slurpees on weekdays and beer on weekends, hanging out, and having fun.

When I was newly married, my priorities were not much different, except I...

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Sunday, 27 November 2016 19:13

Advent Devotions First Sunday

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Advent Day 1

Scripture Reading: 

Isaiah 40:1-5

Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah 9:2

Devotional:

Q. These verses are called “prophecy.” Do you know what a prophecy is?

A prophecy is when God speaks to his people about what he is going to do.  What we read here is called prophecy because God is...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016 10:55

My Cancer Journey: Two Weeks Post Chemo

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Two Weeks post chemo.

I don’t know what I expected to happen, but the chemo seems to be taking its sweet time getting out of my system.  Ok not really, the doctor said it would be 1-3 months to recover from the chemo, so I am doing well considering.

There are a couple side effects...

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Chemo’s done!

On Monday at around 4pm, I walked out of the Chemo room for the final time.

I was so happy.

 

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The chemo protocol I was on is called GU-BEP, which stands for Genitourinary(the classification of cancer) Bleomycin, Etopiside, cisPlatin (the chemo drugs). It is one of the most...

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