Mae’s Favorite Pancakes Recipe

March 7, 2020 | 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. Out of every pie I’ve ever made, this one is always the favorite. Get the recipe Filling: My favorite blueberry pie recipe on AllRecipes.com Pie Crust: Our favorite pie crust by MarthaStewart.com Ingredients Crust (*make sure to double…

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Surviving the virus | A Devotional

March 2, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Isaiah 54:17 NKJV This past week, I’ve spent a lot of time helping my clients at the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College guide people through their fears over the coronavirus. We’ve been writing articles and sharing research to help individuals and faith communities like churches face a scary…

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DRB’s ultimate guide: surviving colon cancer

March 1, 2020 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 0

As someone who has been surviving colon cancer for 20 years, I’m often asked to connect with newly-diagnosed patients or help compassionate friends know how to help them. Here is my ultimate guide for taking those first next steps if you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer. First…

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How to not care what others think | A Devotional

February 22, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 1

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. —John 1:12-13 NIV It happens all the time… “What’s your name?” “Danielle.” … A few…

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To my caregiver Mike: What I hope you know

February 21, 2020 | Danielle | A Post About Mike | 3

Behind every survivor is a caregiver. Sometimes this looks like doctors and nurses. Other times, it’s family and friends. I have an entourage of caregivers in my life. But if you asked each one of them who makes my world go round, there’s one answer: Mike. As I’ve been writing my memoir, Mom, Dad and…

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Clothes not accessories | A Devotional

February 17, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. Galatians 3:27 NLT I love accessories. I got hooked on them thanks to puffy, colorful stick-on earrings full of sparkle and shine. Eventually, I made the brave climb into the tall chair to face the ear piercing…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 6

February 13, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

I’ve attended several writing conferences and overheard, on multiple occasions, that writing a book is like going through a pregnancy. Having never been pregnant myself, I’m not sure if this is a fair comparison. But, I will say  similarities seem to appear. I’m carrying a message inside of me, it’s a big part of me,…

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Here’s our 2020 so far (with pics!)

January 30, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 1

I’ve been talking about you lately. Yes, you, blog reader. And by talking, I should say writing. I’ve added bits of my blogging story into my memoir. I go into why I started Semicolon Stories in 2009 and, in that process, have been reflecting over my blog’s growth into this website… and now a book!…

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Scared to Follow – A Devotional

January 12, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Mark 1:17 I grew up in a church where an organ played to signal the service was almost over.  I usually felt relief when I heard the first chords play, but around fourth grade, I began to feel anxious. You…

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