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”?
Taking a jaunt around the lake - cool morning and supposedly high of 50. What is it about creation that brings calmness and serenity? Is it the road less travelled? The escape from busy-ness? The unplugged aspect of nature? One wonders what early man thought of the woods? The wind rustling the leaves? The birds … Continue reading Holliday Lake State Park
He came into my office. He made fun of my desk. He laughed at my workspace. And when all was said and done - I agreed. Let me give you a scenario of my office. As a pastor of a country church (not too small unless you are comparing to Dallas churches where under a … Continue reading Sometimes, You Need to Unplug
It has been an investigation that has lasted for Millenia. Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Europeans, and more have investigated the phenomena known as Pi. There is even a belief the Hebrews included a piece of the mystery in 1 Kings 7.23. It is fascinating though a bit mind blowing. But it is Archimedes that gets the … Continue reading The Magic and Mystery of Pi (and Pie)
It has been said that if we looked around, we would find we have more in common than things that are different. We experience love, hope, joy ... loss, hurt, fear. We want a better world for those that follow, and we want a society that watches out for and protects those who can't protect … Continue reading Things We Have In Common
When I was interviewing for this current position, I asked if it seemed all was going as planned? Was it all coming together the way I sensed it was? We battle not against flesh and blood - but we battle Okay, maybe not a good question unless you're prepared for real, honest, and potentially cutting … Continue reading We battle not against flesh and blood – but we battle
Today, I share one of my favorite prayers from The Word. may it be my prayer for you too ... And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day … Continue reading What I Want For You
We live in a world that is constantly hearing or reading bad news. Health crisis. Washington politics. Countries in despair. Human trafficking. Weather catastrophes. Only one Blockbuster Video store left in the world (Bend, Oregon ... you go peeps, I still have my card). So let's hear some good news ... from Birmingham, Alabama. He … Continue reading Some Good News in a Bad News World