The year that didn’t go as planned

December 30, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 2

Do you remember the sweet taste of nostalgia we were experiencing this time last year? I do. I was one of those people who dug up pictures and journal entries from as early as 2010 and posted some highlights from the decade. A few of the highlights, like becoming a parent, accepting a dream job,…

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Colonoscopy #15 – the 2020 edition

November 30, 2020 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 2

Hey friends, my 2020 colonoscopy brought good news. Here’s the rundown of how COVID-19 affected it, the prep, the actual procedure  and recovery! COVID-19 Colonoscopy I hope this will be the only colonoscopy I undergo while Covid-19 is running the world. I’m realistic and understand that it takes time to fight a global pandemic but…

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Passing the Baton on National Adoption Month

November 1, 2020 | Danielle | Adoption | 0

Here’s why this will be my final post for National Adoption Month unless my daughter chooses otherwise.  Ten years ago in November 2010, I excitedly opened my laptop and began pecking away on a post that would announce big news: We were adopting! In a world that was saturated with creative pregnancy announcements and surprise…

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Big Earrings – A Devotional

October 23, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise. Proverbs 13:20a When I was six years old, I got my ears pierced for the first time. I remember the moment well—while sitting in the tall chair, feet dangling below, I felt both excitement as I picked out new studs and anxiety because of the ear gun. My…

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An Incredible Virtual Book Launch

October 22, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

How pivoting book launch plans for my memoir, Blush, in 2020 and turning the celebration into a virtual book launch party turned out to be even better than I’d hoped. Here’s what we did, why we still hosted a party, and lots of pictures showing how it turned out. Fellow writers launching a book during…

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Cure Post: Becoming the Supporter Over the Cancer Survivor

October 21, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

For my October column for Cure, I celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by telling the story of what it was like to become the supporter over the survivor. My dear friend who I work with at Fight Colorectal Cancer, Anjee Davis, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer this year. Anjee’s diagnosis, in addition to my…

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Let Others In – A Devotional

October 9, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals, Missional Living | 0

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:25 NLT Almost two years ago, Mike and I made a commitment we didn’t think we’d ever make again. In our early 20s, we helped start a…

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Writing My First Memoir – FINAL POST!

October 7, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

After two years of blogging my way through memoir writing, here’s a final recap of how the months leading up to launch day went, how the book is doing so far, and the answer to “What’s next?” Read all posts for Writing my First Memoir and check out Blush: How I Barely Survived 17. For…

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Mae’s New Puppy – A Devotional

October 2, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7, NIV About six weeks ago, our daughter Mae heard the words she never expected to hear. “We’re getting a puppy!” I know this because after the shock and excitement wore off…

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