Why the name, “Muddy Shoes”?

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 →

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Friday’s Friends (#5)

Every once in a while I pass along a writer that I think you might be blessed by. This week, it’s a friend, a fellow Virginian, a child advocate, mother, teacher, chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains, and so much more. Her writings are honest and God honoring, introspective and people focused. We could gain wisdom from... Continue Reading →

Crazy Church (part 2)

Prologue: This article was taken from another website, memes and all. But it was just too good to change. Yesterday, I mentioned distractions in church. Here is a great article that humorously looks at this issu ... 15 Things That Make Church People Crazy Mad By Brian Orme - September 14, 2015 This fun list is meant to... Continue Reading →

Crazy Church

Growing up, church was a mandatory event, being the preacher’s kid and all. But going to church didn’t mean I worshipped. (More on that later). And now as a preacher, I have the best view of the pew sitters to see who is distracted. This week, I picked up to reread Mark Twain’s The Adventures... Continue Reading →

Mind Your Own Beeswax

Privacy is hard to find these days. With phones recording everything, with cameras in every store, on every corner, and with everybody knowing every bodies business ... it’s tough. And while we are to be looking out for others, helping people o need, seeking biblical justice, where do we draw the line as to avoid... Continue Reading →

Three Simple Questions

I said it. You probably said it. It was a crazy thing to say to tempt fate. May we never say again, “I’m so glad it’s 2021, for it can’t be any worse than 2020!” And then Wednesday happened. Three Kings Day, Epiphany, the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, and now ... the... Continue Reading →

Incite, Inspire … Words have Power

Yesterday, I wrote about being a battle hardened warrior. And in light of the events surrounding the Washington chaos (1/6/20), I wonder if I would reword any of the article. Words have power. Some great words of wisdom once were written to show how serious words are ... Death and Life are in the power... Continue Reading →

Plexiglas, Politics, and Pews

It has begun. A new congress has been sworn in. Reports of shouting matches taking place between opposing side’s staffers. Pelosi has been chosen Speaker of the House for the 4th time. Controversial issues have already started to make their way through news outlets ... such as impeachment talks (again), election chaos, and an awkward... Continue Reading →

What Defines You?

He was a mighty warrior. General of the entire army. Had the respect and favor of the king. People feared him. The Lord blessed him in victory over his enemies. He was the Alpha Male of his day. He had it all. But ... Yes, there is a but. This man was a leper. In... Continue Reading →

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