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”?
my dilemma ... Yesterday, we woke up to the surprise of no water. A few trickles came out of a spigot or two, but those eventually dried up. Had the pipes frozen? Was the well dry? Maybe the pump broke. I walked to the church, and it too was impacted. The two buildings are on … Continue reading There Was No Water In The House
Teachers. Sports figures. Politicians. Celebrities. Reality stars. Parents. These are people who influence our society. They invest in an art, an occupation, or are in a life situation that has impact on the lives of individuals ... and sometimes, millions. This year, Time magazine named 16 year old Greta Thunberg as its Person of the … Continue reading Be a Person of Influence
Some songs have journeys that are amazing. Such is the case for Baby, It’s Cold Outside. This song has had some really big highs and some really big lows. Written in 1944 by Broadway legend Frank Loesser, the original intent would surprise people. It was written to be sung at their housewarming party as the … Continue reading Baby It’s Cold Outside
He is all by himself. The place he calls home has nothing in the immediate area. But hundreds pass by during the day and through the night. Eleven months a year, most don’t even pay him any attention. But this is his month, this is his time, and for these few weeks he has an … Continue reading Going It Alone
They are at the start of their life of adulthood. They have many roads to choose from when it comes to vocation. Some options I would not have imagined years ago ... iOS developer, computer vision engineer, and so many medical specialist. Even in my field, church/ministry, it seems specialization fields are being defined regularly … Continue reading He Wants To Be A Farmer
Taking The day - enjoy the season peeps
It’s coming, you can’t stop it, it’s going to be here ready or not. And good intentions will not please those who are filled with expectations. Sometimes we know when ‘it’ is arriving (whatever ‘it’ is). Sometimes we don’t and the wait seems forever and we lose hope. Christmas is 21 days away. People still … Continue reading Are You Getting Ready? He Is