Taking surgery advice (and embracing the bowel diary)

February 16, 2019 | Danielle | Sickness | 2

It’s been a few months since I wrote a health update. Partly because I launched Unexpected: 25 advent devotionals and fully embraced it. (Which, if you supported this project, thank you! It sold over 800 books and is helping fund my friend Doc’s missionary travels!) A few other reasons I’ve not written an update include…

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I’d like to thank…

February 13, 2019 | Danielle | News and Announcements | 2

Launching this new website today is like winning an Academy Award – except it’s less heavy, it doesn’t involve celebrities, and it is a LOT more colorful! For those of you who’ve followed me for quite some time, you’ve watched this journey evolve. I started blogging in 2009 after my second colon cancer diagnosis. That…

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Holy Tantrums – A Devotional

January 7, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 2

Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever. –Psalm 44:23-24 (NIV) The sting of my toddler’s harsh words sparked tears I held back until exiting her bedroom. Her frustration from not getting her way resulted in a tantrum where she declared, “I don’t like you, I don’t love you,…

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10 Favorite Stories from 2018

December 31, 2018 | Danielle | Communications | 1

What a year, everyone! Wow! I don’t know about you, but I love reading year-in-review posts. There’s power in stopping to look back before zeroing in on what’s ahead. My “one word” for 2018: Trust I’ve chosen a “word” for each year since 2006. Usually around November or December, I’ll hear a phrase or single…

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Christmas is for everyone

December 24, 2018 | Danielle | Faith | 1

The lights went dim as small feet tapped up the stage stairs so girls dressed in white dresses and homemade gold halos, and boys holding plastic swords, could take their places. The thump of a bass drum moving out of the way set the tone. Each kid crammed in one by one and found his…

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Colonoscopy Prep Night (and trying something new)

December 17, 2018 | Danielle | Cancer, Sickness | 2

This is a sponsored post. Salix Pharmaceuticals compensated me for this post. All opinions are my own. Certain product information has been included to meet regulations. This fall, I had my 13th colonoscopy. This is more than most people receive in a lifetime, but as a colorectal cancer survivor, and because I have Lynch syndrome,…

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This is 35

December 14, 2018 | Danielle | Cancer, Faith | 0

“How does it feel to turn 35 years old!?” friends asked me across a conference room table earlier this week. They’re new friends, people I’ve met over the past year through work. People who’ve not lived the past 18 years by my side as I’ve survived colon cancer (although people who would have undoubtedly rushed…

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The 1.4% (an end of year giving campaign story)

December 11, 2018 | Danielle | Communications, Home & Work | 2

It was almost 9 p.m. on Giving Tuesday, the day Fight CRC kicked off their end of year giving campaign, and I checked my phone – a message posted inside of a private Facebook group caught my attention. “We’re so close to hitting $20,000!” I’d spent weeks leading up to Nov. 27 helping Fight CRC…

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