• Cancer – 3 Month Checkup

    Mar 24, 14 • Blog, Cancer6 Comments
    Cancer – 3 Month Checkup

    Last Wednesday was my three month checkup. It’s actually been four months since my surgery, but three months since I met with the oncologist. As you can tell by the picture the news is good, and I have a lot more hair! I entered the oncologist’s office, got weighed, blood pressure, the whole works (didn’t [&hellip...

  • You’re Cured

    Dec 5, 13 • Blog, Cancer5 Comments
    You’re Cured

    “Yeah, as of right now you’re cured.” The words hung in the air as my urologist waited for a reaction from Julie and me. As I ponder what he said, part of me wonders if I’m really cured. Is it really possible to catch testicular cancer so early that so quickly after being diagnosed with [&hellip...

  • Thankfulness

    Nov 28, 13 • Blog, CancerNo Comments
    Thankfulness

    “Give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. (This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.)” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17, The Voice Warning: the cliché blog post is about to happen. So if you’re tired of the same Thanksgiving blog post, stop reading now. But as a little [&hellip...

  • Surgery, Part II

    Nov 20, 13 • Blog, Cancer5 Comments
    Surgery, Part II

    This is the second post of two about my surgery. Part I is here. I’m getting most of my information from Julie since I was pretty drugged up, as you can see in the picture above. - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - “How [&hellip...

  • Surgery, Part I

    Nov 19, 13 • Blog, Cancer12 Comments
    Surgery, Part I

    The only surgery I have had, before being diagnosed with testicular cancer, was having my four wisdom teeth removed. According to everyone at the hospital, that doesn’t count. So as I waited to be wheeled into the operating room, I had a lot of different thoughts going through my head: How long will this take? [&hellip...

  • Cancer Update and Reactions

    Nov 17, 13 • Cancer7 Comments
    Cancer Update and Reactions

    Cancer is no joke in this world. As soon as people find out you’ve got Cancer things happen quickly. My urologist had told us that they would try to get a CT scan on Friday but he wasn’t sure if that would happen. The purpose of the CT scan is to determine if the cancer [&hellip...

  • “You Have Testicular Cancer”

    Nov 16, 13 • Cancer27 Comments
    “You Have Testicular Cancer”

    As I laid on the bed (if you could call it a bed) in that medical center room getting an ultrasound on my testes, there were a million thoughts running through my head: “I’m too young for this.” “I’m sure it’s probably nothing.” “This is sure awkward.” “Many men have done this before me.” “If [&hellip...

  • Sweet Hour of Prayer

    Oct 22, 13 • Blog, ChurchNo Comments
    Sweet Hour of Prayer

    “The Eternal God hears my simple prayers; He receives my request.” -Psalm 6:9, The Voice A few months ago I received an invitation to provide the worship music for a retreat for school principal’s in the Seventh-day Adventist school system in Oregon. In all honesty I have never been asked to provide all the music for [&hellip...

  • A Friend

    Oct 8, 13 • Blog, MusingsNo Comments
    A Friend

    “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” – James 4:8 One of my best friends is that dog in the picture above. One of the reasons he’s one of my best friends is that he loves me with an unconditional love that is hard to find among humans. I can be [&hellip...

  • Slowing Down

    Sep 12, 13 • Blog1 Comment
    Slowing Down

    “Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.” – Psalm 25:5 At the church office we a have a computer that I use rarely. In fact, it’s hardly ever used by anywhere here at the church. It sits on the [&hellip...