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”?
Sunrise in Evergreen, service was at 6 ... yes, 6amThis week was a blur. The week of Passion. From Palm Sunday to Easter I kept going and going. Kids' Easter festivities "The Hunt", hospital visits, anniversary, community noon-time worships all week, funeral, multiple preaching engagements (with only about ten minutes allowed for each sermon - … Continue reading I Felt like the Energizer Bunny, not the Easter Bunny
We had certain rules. I don't remember too many, but we had them. Never play with play-doh at home, it got messy. When father whistled, we came running. No food on the new vehicle. And when I was growing up, my mother would keep us out of the living room. This was especially true when … Continue reading Events that Leave A Mark
Why do I look so much older and she looks pretty much just the same, a beauty to behold? How did I get so lucky? And how has she put up with me for so long? Today, I say thank you Lord. She has left her mark on me!
So I was tagged, marked, bombed, or pooed on. Is pooed a word? It is now. Somewhere between Granny Bees and the 4Runner, a wonderful aviary citizen of Appomattox let it be known I was walking in their turf. I did not even know it until later I looked in the mirror and saw the … Continue reading Bird Poop On My Shoulder
I recently discovered that I am in a dangerous demographic, dangerous to myself that is. But to be frank, almost all demographics have something ... some more ominous or dangerous or (insert your choice of words here). So what is it about me? I am a middle age white dude ...and in spite of all … Continue reading A dangerous demographic
Palm Sunday. Tornado Watch. Windy Gusts. Put those together and you've got a great day. Evergreen had a great Sunday service. We had over 200 in worship ... 1st since I've been here, I think. Kid's singing 'hosannas', palm branches waving, adult choir specials, organ solo, colors of the cross, and so much more as … Continue reading Kiddies, Candy, and Craziness
About 6 months ago, I became the pastor in Evergreen. It has been a wonderful time. New friends, pouring my life into a ministry and lives, great church family, and closer to my mother. I do miss my son, but I know he is good hands down there. 12 months ago, I started this blog … Continue reading 6 months, 12 months, 32 years, 1 wild happy dance.