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”?
I’m a bit obsessed when it comes to those little red dots. I am subconsciously drawn to eliminate them. I want them off my phone. You know what I mean, that red dot with a number on the upper right hand corner of an app icon that tells you that you have notifications waiting action.… Continue reading E-Mail Overload
Sometimes we just need a quick word of encouragement. In a world of chaos, mayhem, unruliness, and more ... be reminded where true strength and power comes from. Not politics, not bank accounts, not anything else but one thing. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the… Continue reading 20 Second Tuesday
My dad was tall. Not one of those Philistine, get the slingshot type of tall. But he was pretty tall. He once told me tall people recognize each other pretty quickly in a crowd. Let me set the stage ... Imagine if you were taller than most. Now you’re walking in a crowd - any… Continue reading Tall Lessons from Tall People
I discovered a new item on Amazon. I’m not sure I’ll order it, but it sounds quite intriguing. And I thought that maybe it could be expanded in its use. It’s like magic! It’s called mberry: miracle fruit tablets. The concept is you take this one pill, let it dissolve on your tongue, it confuses… Continue reading Miracle Berries for Preachers
Life is weird. No, maybe I should’ve said people are weird. And when it comes to people interacting with others, the weirdness multiplies. So far this week, I have had three unusual interactions. The first was when I visited a couple. The wife is headed for surgery in the near future, so my wife and… Continue reading Short Towels, Sweaty Faces & a Buddha-like Belly Rub
Fear. Panic. Immediate alertness to my surroundings. My brain was going a thousand miles an hour with so many ‘worst case scenarios.’ And looking past the danger, I then began to fret over how much this was going to cost. My brakes had gone out. I’m not a stranger to car problems. I think the… Continue reading I’m tapping the brakes, but nothings happening!
Today is a public service announcement. Tomorrow, 9.23.2020, is the scheduled See You At The Pole. Due to Covid, this has now gone online —- a virtual flag pole all over the country. Here is the Baptist Press article explaining ... SAN DIEGO (BP) – “See You at the Pole” is a bit of a… Continue reading PSA – ‘See You at the Pole’ moves online due to pandemic
Two ladies, from different walks of life. Yet, they lived much of their lives within a few hundred miles of each other. One rose to the highest court in the land. Books and movies were made about her. She influenced so many. And when she died this week, people wept. Much of her life was… Continue reading The Tale of Two Ladies
Increasing Number of Earthquakes. Plague of Locusts. Apocalyptic Fires. Wars and Rumors of Wars. Israel Peace Treaties. It’s all sounds so ... Biblical. Are these headlines showing us signs of the times? Or is it all just coincidence? Society today seems to be getting worse and worse. And in a world overflowing with information on… Continue reading Friday’s Friends (#4)
September 17th. There was a problem. People were arguing about their voice being heard. Weaknesses in the laws yielded political unrest. Reform was being called for. Some were saying government needed an overhaul. Armed mobs stormed the towns. Politicians were arguing, lines had been drawn in the sand, and tempers flared. Some deals were finally… Continue reading It’s a Political Battle, Still Waging