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in case you're just tuning in... a big part of my life these days revolves around fighting cancer. you can read a short version of it all by clicking "recap" on the front page sidebar.

but cancer isn't who i am... it's just what i'm facing.

So what's with the "Shield Wolf" thing???
Randal (my formal name - cause I go by "Randy") means "shield wolf" (sheep dog, but meaner -maybe a german shepherd)and Shafer means "shepherd." I know my parents had no clue what they were naming me, but it inspires me just the same - and very much fits my personality. After moving to Michigan to join the staff of Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, MI... I now stay home with my family and do whatever I have to do to get through this cancer thing.


reading, photography, hiking, running, hanging with my family