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”?
Yesterday our youth pastor shared from Daniel 3 ... three guys who wouldn't bow down to the golden image and threatened to be thrown into the fiery furnace. Being the youth pastor (and a kindergarten teacher), I expected more Veggie Tales and less exposition ... jk, that would have been me doing that. A tremendous … Continue reading Dave Didn’t do any Dithering in his Discussion on Daniel
What if you could've invented the Apple iPhone or painted the Mona Lisa? What if you were talented enough and at the right place at the right time to discover penicillin or to prove the world was round? There's a new movie coming soon - Yesterday. From what I gather, it is a second rate … Continue reading Use for the Foolish
Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder. That bwessed awangement, that dweam wifin a dweam ... and wuv, twu wuv will fowow you foweva. So tweasure your wuv. (That took a while to type, spell check was having a hay day) In 496 ... Gelasius declared the first Valentines Day to be a feast honoring … Continue reading Tweasure your wuv
Are there people in your life that just thinking about them always brings you joy? Just the mention of their name makes you smile with fondness? Let me be more direct. When you think of them, is every single thought positive or is it just more positive than not? I like people, mostly. I have … Continue reading What makes a place or some people get on your “avoid at all cost” list?
You may be part of the problem? The right tool for the job. Do you love to roam around Lowe’s or True Value? Is your man cave full of Craftsman, Milwaukee, Stanley, Snap-On? Would you rather see a peg board in the garage than a brick facade? And then I ask, do you hide them … Continue reading You May Be Part of the Problem!
Was I a bad husband? I guess I have to write this one. It was 28 years ago. Actually 28 years and a day. February 7, 1991 ... my wife was great with child ... very great. That can be taken in so many ways, and I mean it in so many ways. For the … Continue reading Men have it hard at a baby delivery
Today ... I am just going to throw two questions out there. One ... if you had planned to do a day hike and it started to rain, would you still hike? And a bit bigger, two ... if you knew God would say "yes" to any request, what would that request be?