Wow – my younger self was so bold.

March 22, 2019 | Danielle | Home & Work | 0

I was reading through old blog posts tonight – posts from my former blog at Semicolon Stories – and I realized my younger self was much wiser and bolder than I give her credit for – and much more fearless too. The same goes for my old journals I skimmed through a few months ago…

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Meet author Kristina Smith – Widowed at age 25

March 16, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer, Testimony | 0

I met Kristina a few years ago at a meeting for people 7 Billion Ones featured, she quickly told me she was widowed at age 25 after her husband’s stage 4 colorectal cancer diagnosis. Our paths soon wove together as she became a Fight CRC advocate. She recently released a book that gives an honest…

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My favorite blueberry pie recipe

March 14, 2019 | Danielle | B's Kitchen | 0

Happy Pi[e] day – this glorious day where we celebrate all things pie. Today, I am sharing my favorite blueberry pie recipe. If you’re just here for the recipe, here it is:  My favorite blueberry pie recipe. If you’re here for a cute little story on why I love this blueberry pie recipe, keep reading.…

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God’s Naked Masterpiece

March 7, 2019 | Danielle | Faith, Parenting | 0

In honor of International Women’s Day, this is for all of my sisters out there. My daughter danced into my room as a way to say “good morning.” I looked over expecting to see the same sight I do most days, an 8-year-old with disheveled pajamas and crazy hair. But that’s not what I saw…

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Mama Needs a Nap – A Devotional

March 4, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 2

I couldn’t help but feel guilty. “Mommy, play with me!” my daughter insisted as a Barbie made its way into my tired hands. I so badly wanted to enter her pretend world and enjoy the moment as plastic Princesses Belle and Jasmine climbed up my leg, the make-believe mountain. I quickly recited a few lines…

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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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