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”?
Lisa used to love scary movies. Then she moved out of the house and lived by herself for a bit before we got married. Everything changed. Now, she doesn’t want to watch horror flicks at all (except the old Bela Logosi era shows). Maybe movies like The Strangers are a bit too realistic. Now, was … Continue reading Fear is …
It’s back to school time. Frisco ISD starts today! For the past few weeks, teams of teachers have gathered for lunch at the magical nuggets store. You would think with so many teachers in our presence, the bovine that adorn our walls would learn to spell. But no, phonetic writing is their trademark. It has … Continue reading Back to School – a Prayer for All
Do you ever pay attention to what is going on in the background? That filler music and media that is taking place as we go though life? That elevator music, the song while on hold, the music at the mall, the TV playing in sports restaurants? The bank has a TV with business news (if … Continue reading Background Music … Beyoncé or Kari?
I rarely talk about a book before I’ve read the entirety, but recently I was drawn to the cover of a new book by David Mathis. Mathis is a pastor and an executive at desiringgod.org. The book - Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines. Grace is very important to me, (See previous … Continue reading Disciplines …. Habits of Grace … Means of Joy
It dates back to an early 1700s Thomas Fuller collection of Proverbs when we have the first record of “A stitch in time saves nine.” Basically it is about being proactive, fix things now, don’t procrastinate. If you address something early enough, it saves greater energy/effort that it would take to address it later. This … Continue reading A Stitch in Time … getting prepared
This generation of pastors need to know Vance Havner One of the more visible aspects of worship services are the preachers. Many will go past other church buildings to get to the church where they want to hear a particular preacher. I know I have been blessed the past few years to hear great preachers … Continue reading WOW Weekend Moment … a preacher to know
His story is one of rebellion and forgiveness - a sinner most of us would discount, a preacher reached by the amazing grace of God - a human trafficker that became the one who pinned one of the greatest hymns of all times. I am referring to John Newton, the slave merchant reached by God’s … Continue reading Grace, Have Mercy … thoughts from Me & David Jeremiah