Common questions answered – a colon cancer blog

March 1, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer | 0

When I started blogging, I named my blog “Semicolon Stories” because it was a colon cancer blog. All of my posts involved surviving stage 3 colon cancer. Several years later, I started this blog to talk about a variety of topics in addition to colon cancer. My blogs are a good picture of the evolution…

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Getting out of a funk (Bible verses about hope)

February 27, 2019 | Danielle | Faith | 0

I’ve had a rough week, and what’s really frustrating is I can’t pinpoint why. Anyone else experience this? Nothing major has struck me, I just feel like I’m in a funk. This morning as I processed and prayed through the heaviness in my heart, I reflected on a verse my friend Doc and I discussed,…

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Look forward – A devotional

February 25, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

“Find something you can look forward to – something in the future that gets you excited – and plan on it.” I’ve offered this advice for more than 18 years. It’s usually what I say to people when they ask how I made it through colon cancer as a teenager and other hard times. Out…

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We painted the room purple – A Devotional

February 18, 2019 | Danielle | A Post About Mike, Devotionals | 2

Several years ago, before our loft was littered with Barbie houses and LOL dolls, Mike and I decided to paint over the dark, aqua-green walls we inherited upon the house sale. A mixture of wanting to put our own personal, newlywed touches on our house and covering up a color neither one of us preferred,…

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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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