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”?
As I go through life, I am more and more convinced that some people are just weird. It is as if they live in their own little world with little regard of things going on around them. I am not talking rude or obnoxious, though that happens. I am not talking of little quarks and … Continue reading People are Weird
I am the fourth of four kids. When we did something wrong, or I did something wrong (rare but it did happen), my mother would go through the other three names before she got to mine. Then she felt so bad about calling me the wrong name I normally got off. Or maybe it was … Continue reading I’m with What’s Her Name
Yesterday, I talked about God being sovereign, and that even though it seems we are never really in control - we can trust in the God who is. But where does that leave the concept of free will? Don’t we have choices and consequences? First, this issue is way older than any of us. People … Continue reading If I am not in control, why do I have choices?
Yesterday, I was involved in a rear end collision. I was the one that hit the Toyota in front of me. By God’s grace, there were no injuries. Well, there were two - my Tacoma is probably lost to the pile of parts and more. And the second injury is my wits. It was dark. … Continue reading You are NOT in Control
It's Apple News Day ... I'm stoked. Okay, I have been holding on to my iPhone 6 for a while now. I have upgraded my wife’s and son’s iPhones. Which is unusual for I normally have the most current edition. Why have I held on so long? So today, in whatever time zone I find … Continue reading Time for An Upgrade
A little throw back as we remember the day that changed us all. Address to the Nation on the Terrorist Attacks September 11, 2001 Good evening. Today our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or … Continue reading A President’s Address on 9-11
I write this about 2 miles in the air somewhere headed to Memphis. I was bumped all over this weekend due to the fact that airplanes and bad weather don’t mix. Flight 1 ... cancelled. So I flew into another airport and had some friends commute me 2 hours. I want say their names but … Continue reading Making the Connections