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”?
He was a man after God's own heart. The slayer of giants. Musician. Poet. As a young lad, he defended his flock from bears and lions. He was a warrior, leader, and king. But his legacy is tainted by three little verses ... In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out… Continue reading 3 Little Verses
Stay with me ... three parts will come together. Part One ... my life, my wife. Do you have a song? A song that makes you think of your wife? I do. And it is the most popular, longest lasting hit of the Commodores ... Brick House. Before my church members get pitchforks to run… Continue reading She’s a Brick House … Could this be the song for worship Sunday?
Church went long yesterday. I don’t do that too often - the nursery workers would plot a revolt. But sometimes it seems there just isn’t enough time. We go to a movie and don’t complain of two hours before a huge screen. We attend a concert. And when it’s over, we cry out for more… Continue reading Time – too much, too little, too fast, too slow … too bad
When the phone rings at 4.15 in the morning, it’s rarely good news. And this morning was no exception. A fire. And with the fire comes it’s damages. I drove out and found the volunteers and their vehicles from three different stations on site. The flames had been extinguished, but smoke and flashing lights filled… Continue reading Fires, Fatalities, First Responders, Family & Faith
Almost heaven, West Virginia. Blue Ridge Mountains. Shenandoah River. I love my home state. Virginia. History. Mountains. Beaches. Country. City. Good folks from all walks of life. But years ago, there was a little spat between the North and South that caused the western part of the state to break off and form their own… Continue reading John Denver Was a Prophet
Life has ups and downs. Storms and sun. Battles and peace. Mountain tops and lowest valleys. Dancing and mourning. Love and loss. No matter what life is throwing at you this week, know this ... we have a God who is greater, stronger, better, kinder, wiser than anything we encounter. He is the Great Overcomer… Continue reading Let Me Encourage You
There is an interesting kinship between these two authors' works. Children gathered at a place in the country away from family, and they are the characters the epics encircle. Seven volumes to each author's work. British authors at that. A battle between good and evil. A fantasy world connected but separate from the world we… Continue reading C.S. Lewis or J.K. Rowling?