Author Archives: Andy

The Day The Doctor Said “Cancer” – Vomiting, Ambulances, and Hospitals

A Followup to “The Day The Doctor Said “Cancer” – Chemotherapy” These always end up being much longer than I anticipate in the beginning. When it comes to writing, apparently I’m a rambler. The Short Version: I got sick, but Chemo … Continue reading

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The Day The Doctor Said “Cancer” – Chemotherapy

A Followup to “The Day The Doctor Said ‘Cancer’” Last Tuesday, we met with Dr. Smeltzer. Turns out, he’s the son of my 4thgrade elementary teacher. Additionally, my brother and I wrestled with his older brother. Yes, OLDER brother. This … Continue reading

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The Day The Doctor Said “Cancer”

The Short Version: Wednesday, March 28th, I was told I had Hairy Cell Leukemia. Cancer. I am meeting with a hematology oncologist in Lee’s Summit, Missouri next Tuesday and should undergo chemo within the next month. The Longer, more involved, … Continue reading

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Easter is coming, but first there’s Friday

Easter is coming, but first there’s Friday. First, there’s death. There’s no resurrection, no new life, without first, there being death. As Americans, we’re such a “want it now” instant gratification society, but we don’t want to have to do … Continue reading

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Be A Neighbor, Be Jesus

29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’31 The … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Fight?

Did you know that if you place a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out. But if you place a frog in a pot of water at room temperature and slowly turn up the heat, you will eventually … Continue reading

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What if…?

What if…the phrase itself usually makes me cringe, especially when I hear it coming out of the mouth of one of my children. This is due to the face that the statement to follow the “what if” will be highly … Continue reading

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Fad vs. Movement

Big hair, parachute pants, baggy shirts, boom boxes, denim jackets, chuck taylor’s (Converse), and hyper color shirts. They were all fads from my earlier years. Although some were good, I, as well as many others, were glad to see a … Continue reading

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Informal Mentoring By Alvin Reid

The following is an article written by Alvin Reid entitled “Informal Mentoring.” The original post of this article can be seen here “Odysseus has some of the most famous adventures in the annals of Greek mythology. Before going away to … Continue reading

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God Has Greater Plans: Part 2

How do we know God’s plan for our life? Jeremiah 29:11 states “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a … Continue reading

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