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”?
Christmas Trees ... expressions of personality, delights to children, reminders of Christmas joy, and targets for cats to stealthily bring down when no one is around. Trees have made the news this season. The Rockefeller tree through all its transition is the biggest. Then there is the shopper who found a koala bear in the… Continue reading Searching for the Tree
Covid madness. Political twists. Billions of dollars in research. Lack of trust in the media. Scientist giving varied answers. How are we to really know what is going on? So many things are swirling in my mind, so I just wear my mask in public and go about my life. I wash my hands regularly… Continue reading Will You Take the Vaccine?
Shopping. I spent much of the past week shopping online, going from store to store, and looking for deals on lights, trees, displays, and the normal hodgepodge of Christmas paraphernalia. My entryway looks an Amazon truck had a major crash and dumped everything in one spot. It’s not for me. It’s for our community light… Continue reading The Troops of Elves Showed Up
Life should come with a remote. Or should it? One of the newest additions is voice activated remote controls. It’s not really new. I remember being the voice command remote control every time my dad or older siblings “commanded” me to get up and change the channel. Or adjust the rabbit ears. Or up the… Continue reading Click … #3 of 3 … The remote is listening! Or we?
Life should come with a remote control. Think about how this would be so wonderful. And yet, so horrifying. Take an imaginary journey with me. Your strolling along in life and things are going smoothly. But then, bam. You blow it by saying something stupid, by rolling your eyes and your wife catches you, you… Continue reading Click It … #2 of 3 … Mute Me, I Dare Ya
Life should come with a remote control. Not so that we could control others, though I might like that at times. But so that we could be better at controlling our circumstances, or better yet, controlling ourselves. Over the next three days, I’m going to explore this concept and maybe get us all to think… Continue reading Click … #1 of 3
One of the most influential evangelical theologians of the last hundred years was JI Packer. Prolific writer, deep thinker, and powerful communicator ... Packer’s works changed my life. So today, I’d like to share some quotes from his works. A little knowledge of God is worth more than a great deal of knowledge about him.Disregard… Continue reading He Influenced Generations
They are slowly trickling in. The shows that have taken a break due to natural season breaks and due to Covid as well. As I watch these, it’s interesting to see how they are handling the Covid culture we are all facing in real life. Now, I’m not a TV critic, and I don’t watch… Continue reading New TV Seasons Starting to Show Up
We are on a journey. A wonderful journey called life. And though we alone are responsible in how we handle our trek, we seldom walk alone. There are those who walk with us through certain legs of our journey. Those who try to encourage and equip us for the journey. Maybe those who push us… Continue reading This Changed Me – Forever
Two Minute Tuesday Yesterday (here), we shared some ‘I will ...’ from Jesus. Today, I want to share some ‘I will ...’ from me. And maybe I can challenge some from you too. I will Abide in HimI will Keep God’s Temple HealthyI will BelieveI will Rejoice, Again I will RejoiceI will Be ContentI will… Continue reading I Will … said Me