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”?
All it busy. Call it hectic. Planning and transitions and what not. But my brain needs a sabbatical. And since I can’t take one from everything, I am taking 4 days from MuddyShoes. Fresh material returns November 2. This week ... some I like. A sabbatical is wise. A sabbatical is Biblical. A sabbatical is… Continue reading Brain Overload
Alert. Warning. Pay attention. Klaxons going off. Danger Will Robinson. The sound happens and it makes our hearts jump. We tune our senses to high alert and we pick up our phone to see what is trying to get our attention. Two weeks ago, an acquaintance had their teenage daughter disappear in the middle of… Continue reading Amber Alert … #MyPhoneGetsMe – Number 5 of 5
Now for my regular readers, this may seem a bit opposite of yesterday’s wisdom nugget (Hotspot) ... but stay with me, they actually work together in the world of #MyPhoneGetsMe. I don’t travel by air a lot, I prefer to drive. Maybe it’s a control thing, an economic thing, or just a “I don’t want… Continue reading Airplane Mode … #MyPhoneGetsMe – Number 4 of 5
One is the loneliest number that I’ve ever seen. Two can be as bad as one, it’s the loneliest number next to number one. Now that song will be in my head all day ... a brain worm, so they say. Hey, that rhymed ... but I am getting off topic. And my topic is… Continue reading Hotspot … #MyPhoneGetsMe – Number 3 of 5
Terror. Time slowed down. My heart skipped a beat. I was helpless as I watched the phone go careening through the air and crash into the asphalt parking lot. I was putting my jacket on and the phone flew out of the inside pocket. Now came the moment of truth. Was the case I had… Continue reading Cracked Screen … #MyPhoneGetsMe – Number 2 of 5
More and more it seems our life is wrapped up in our phones. Think about it - Our world has changed in just a few decades. Not to reveal my age too much, but I remember dial up, attached to the wall, long curly cords that always had to be untwisted, and busy signal phones.… Continue reading You’ve Reached Your Limit … #MyPhoneGetsMe – number 1 of 5
I’m sick. Well, not so much physical but I don’t won’t to add another psychological personal dystopia to my list, it’s getting too long. FOMO. Maybe you struggle too. Last night were two election town halls, on competing outlets. And I don’t have either station on my streaming list. I had to follow along on… Continue reading FOMO … I have it, do you?
Today I just want to share a quick Thursday Thought. Give me two minutes and you might just be encouraged all day long. As I’m reading through Unshakable Hope, the author profoundly challenges the reader not just to know the promises of God, but live our life based on the promises. And based off James… Continue reading Why Does God Even Care?
It had been way too long. It took two years at my present position to reach this point, and I wish it had come sooner. True, delays by the Coronavirus were a factor. Yes, another option surfaced a few months ago, and we outsourced the location. But, last Sunday was the first time in two… Continue reading Shout It Out … a picture that declares an allegiance
Recently, ... “Barna Group researchers revealed that they believe that the 2020 Pandemic will accelerate a loss of faith among the next generation. It seems that we are in a season where youth need to be pursued more than ever by today’s church ...” This was in the opening section of an exclusive interview with… Continue reading Youth are Looking for Purpose and Hope … Jesus Offers them Both