Category: married life

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • No Shame in Asking

    No Shame in Asking

    As she fumbled through her wallet for the food stamps, the man behind her shifted his weight from one leg to the other. His annoyance and smug attitude escaped no one’s view in the register line. When the young mother counted the slips of paper to the checker, she was embarrassed as she whispered, “I…

  • Resolutions

    Resolutions

    Why is January First a day for resolutions? Adults choose this day every year to make promises of change. Diet, exercise, budgets – many of us select the first day of the year to begin the process of reading through the Bible from cover to cover. All admirable goals. How many of us succeed? In…

  • Waiting on the Lord

    Waiting on the Lord

    I accepted a new job a few months back. We had moved from Minnesota to Colorado a year ago last November. Since that time I have been working for myself by writing web content and building websites for several clients. But the time had come to move on. As much as I enjoy working at…

  • When Thank You is Not Enough

    When Thank You is Not Enough

    Watching the Waldo Canyon Fire was an experience that is difficult, no, impossible for me, to put into words. Growing up in the Midwest, I was never close to this kind of disaster. The occasional tornado was about all that I ever saw. But, here in Colorado, wildfires are not a rare sight. Though, it…

  • Respect – Where Has it Gone?

    Respect – Where Has it Gone?

    When did parents stop teaching their children respect for others and their property? We recently moved to Colorado Springs due to my wife’s job transfer. Our son is stationed here for the next several years, so as an added bonus, we have his family nearby. We looked forward to the transition to such a beautiful…

  • Who Will Mow the Grass?

    Who Will Mow the Grass?

    It had been a tough week. School ended and she was trying to get into a summer routine. With a second grader, a soon-to-be five-year-old, and a two-year-old, the mama simply had her hands full. Add the children to her days which were already occupied by errands, working, meals, house cleaning and laundry, three dogs…

  • Don’t Forget to Breathe

    Don’t Forget to Breathe

    My wife and I recently made a road trip. Although we have avoided long trips by car for several years, we needed to drive from Colorado to Los Angeles in order to pick up some family property from my wife’s sister. So, we loaded up the car and headed out. Our time was scheduled out.…

  • Simply. Blessed.

    Simply. Blessed.

    Time.   As the old saying goes: “Time waits for no man” (or woman).   It seems like yesterday – I stepped off of an airplane with my 4-year-old son and met a woman that I had only talked to on the phone, halfway across the country. This was before there were dating websites, before…