Category: Everyday Life – Mine

  • Writing Took a Back Seat

    Writing Took a Back Seat

      So, my writing has been taking a back seat to other online marketing endeavors for quite a while now. From affiliate sites, to selling tee shirts to jewelry…   Having just joined #Periscope – I have decided to offer to do some on-camera reading – so join me over at Periscope @MichaelLJoshua – Beginning…

  • Grandpa Still Carves the Turkey

    Grandpa Still Carves the Turkey

    The vibration of the wheels on the old hardwood floors brought a silence to the house. As everyone gathered around, grandpa rolled into the living room. The Parkinson’s had slowed him down physically. Well, slowed is not the right word – he suffered from the jerking and bobbing that comes with the disease – his…

  • Free Bible Toolbar for Your Browser

    I haven’t posted in a while – but I just found an awesome toolbar for my browser that gives me inspiration everyday so wanted to share it with everyone.   It’s free and it’s awesome!   There is a link to the download on my site in the left-hand sidebar – Again it’s free and…

  • Too busy

    I’ve been way too busy to keep up with my blog lately. I’ve been building affiliate sites – and working on kindle ebooks – training books for folks who want to build a wordpress site as well as some kids books….   And still keeping up with the kids and grandkids.   Missed a wedding…

  • Face to Face

    Face to Face

    I reached for the potatoes. Baked potatoes for dinner. That works. I am tired of being by myself. But I do have to eat. I could have left over tacos, or the spaghetti…but I’m not in the mood for leftovers. As I reached into the bag of potatoes, I realized that this was just one…

  • Grandpa Socks

    Grandpa Socks

    I felt the hot sand under my feet and wondered why it didn’t seem to bother the little ones. Here at the lakeside with three of my grandchildren, the youngest not even two years old. They played in the water and the sand, completely unaware of the inherent risks in the fun. I stepped into…

  • Black Sheep – On the Outside, Looking In

    Black Sheep – On the Outside, Looking In

    If you are the black sheep of the family, no one actually has to tell you. You know. As a matter of fact, it has been told to you for years – but no words may have ever been spoken about it at all. Regardless, it is no secret. I am a black sheep. Only…

  • The Most Important Thing

    The Most Important Thing

    Sometimes we miss the most important thing. On Mother’s Day, we honor mothers – whether adoptive or biological – but our own mother, in some way. Then there are many of us who honor a wife because she is the mother to our children. Flowers, brunch, greeting cards. Is that all there is? Is one…

  • Weekend of Rest

    Weekend of Rest

    I’ve been working in Wyoming for a few months now. Seven months a full 365 miles from my home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 365 miles one way from my wife, not to mention my son, his wife and three wonderful grandkids… If you had ever suggested to me that I would be this far away…

  • Freedom Reigns

    Freedom Reigns

    A few months ago, as I drove from Colorado Springs to my job in Wamsutter, Wyoming, I endured the screams of a young kitten named Tuxedo, calling out from his carrier. He wanted his freedom. And he knew that I could give it to him, if I wanted. He didn’t realize that the reason he…