THIS IS THE VERY FIRST ENTRY ... Left at the top to explain the title. A new blog. Fresh perspectives. Why the name, “Muddy Shoes”? First, it has been said that we should never talk about someone unless we have walked a mile in their shoes. We should try to see the world from their … Continue reading Why the name, “Muddy Shoes”?
One of the more difficult types of scars to discuss, to deal with, and to heal are the internal scars - from an emotional or relational wound. The loss of a loved one, abuse, rejection, failure, broken dreams, broken promises, and more. Tomorrow I will close out this scars thread, but today, I want to … Continue reading Scars Under the Skin
Yesterday, I talked about some of my scars. At least the physical ones. As I ponder scars, I kind of came up with three things to mention. Scars. We aren’t supposed to, but we automatically begin to wonder, speculate, and even judge. We try to not be seen staring, but we often can’t help ourselves. … Continue reading Scars Are Cool
Alarms go off. Extra pat downs are required. And TSA agents get to put on those latex gloves and apologize for touching in ways that might have used to end up with a "me too" hashtag. Because of a hip surgery about 15 years ago, I have some metal in parts of my body. And … Continue reading Scars … we’ve all got ‘em
This is the story as I remember it. If it is wrong, don’t tell me ... I like this version. Years ago, like in the 1950s, two young Mount Airy-ians, fell in love. Yes, Mount Airy, known to most the world as Mayberry. Yes, this young man remembers growing up around Andy Griffith. But those … Continue reading A Love Story – with a Twist
Sometimes you just have to keep it simple ... 5 Verses of Thanks “O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the … Continue reading Thanksgiving is an Attitude – Not a Holiday
This morning, I was in the driveway getting out of the 4Runner. I just come back from Granny Bee’s and Andy’s Garage (scheduling an oil change according to the schedule Matt Jones tells me - and I always listen to Matt J). And out of the stillness of the Evergreen quiet community, I hear this … Continue reading Wilson – Volleyball Friend or Sagely Neighbor?
Nature is beautiful. Our God has shown His majesty, His artistry, His creativity. Having returned to the Old Dominion (Virginia), again I have seen the mountains, the leaves change (subdued this year but still visible), and rain. Okay, lots of rain. Yeah, yeah. Texas has had lots of rain too. But here, I went to … Continue reading It’s Election Day – I Vote for the Creator