Kaylee-Cancer

My Super Power

My Super Power

James 1:2-4

This message is a little longer than my regular messages, but if you have the time I believe it will be well worth the read. Many of you know that four years ago our family was in the middle of a terrible trial. Our youngest child – our 12 year old daughter, Kaylee – had […]

Working All Things For Good

Working All Things For Good

Romans 8:28

In the message “Our Perfect Destiny” we saw that our perfect path is the one in which we obediently follow God one step after the other. There are oftentimes dramatic diversions in our journey, which I do not believe are necessarily caused by God. However, I still believe that God uses these diversions to direct […]

Every Moment is a Gift

Every Moment is a Gift

James 4:13-14

[Note: It’s been over three and a half years since we began the cancer walk with our young daughter. Our last tests in August went well and she continues to show no signs of cancer – praise God! The following message is one I wrote in April 2013 as we were in the middle of […]

Running For Cancer

Running For Cancer

Most of you know that a few years ago our twelve year old daughter was diagnosed with an advanced stage of ovarian cancer. After the initial diagnosis, the next few months were a blur of doctor visits, surgeries, chemotherapy, and lots of…closeness. I have never been so close to any of my kids as I […]

Africa Trip – He Likes to Show Off

Africa Trip – He Likes to Show Off

Ephesians 3:20

Our family recently traveled to Malawi as part of a Make-A-Wish trip related to our youngest daughter’s struggle with cancer. A few more details about her wish and her journey with cancer can be found at: http://gdwm.org/category/kaylee-cancer/ Kaylee is a very special young lady! When she was asked about her one true wish, she said […]

Cancer Update – Africa Trip

Cancer Update – Africa Trip

Three years ago we were in the middle of a difficult time as our youngest daughter, Kaylee, was in a battle with stage three ovarian cancer. The messages that came out of that season can be found at: http://gdwm.org/category/kaylee-cancer/ The Cancer Update portion of this message is that Kaylee continues to be cancer free and […]

Every Moment is a Gift

Every Moment is a Gift

James 4:13-14

[Note: It’s been just over two years since we began the cancer walk with our young daughter. We had another test this week and she continues to show no signs of cancer – praise God! This message is one I wrote in April 2013 as we were in the middle of treatment. I believe the […]

Our Daily Strength

Our Daily Strength

Matthew 6:9-11

[Note: This message was first sent out in March of 2013. Please do not think this is our current situation. Kaylee is doing quite well! However, as I read this message tonight I realized there were so many important points worth repeating. This was indeed a difficult time for our family, but God taught us […]

Riding For Cancer

Riding For Cancer

Only six more weeks until the start of the Pan Ohio Hope Ride for the American Cancer Society. During this ride I will be biking across Ohio, 328 miles in four days, to raise support and to bring more awareness to cancer. You can support this ride through the following link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Troxel Thanks so much! […]

Cancer Update – The Journey Continues

Cancer Update – The Journey Continues

Last January our twelve year old daughter was diagnosed with an advanced stage of ovarian cancer. The next few months were a blur of doctor visits, surgeries, chemotherapy, and lots of…closeness. I’m not yet able to be thankful for our season of cancer treatment, but now, a full year after the end of treatment, I […]

Dance of Thanksgiving

Dance of Thanksgiving

James 1:2-4

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. I know this isn’t a global holiday, but perhaps you will forgive me if I use this day to write a special Thanksgiving message. This has been a difficult year for our family. In fact, the first five months were the most difficult of my life. Many of […]

Cancer Update

Cancer Update

Wow! What a difference six months can make. Six months ago our 13 year old daughter, Kaylee, had been diagnosed with an advanced stage of ovarian cancer and we were struggling through surgeries and several rounds of chemotherapy. We shaved her head on her birthday in March, she rarely smiled, and it was a struggle […]