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”?
How do you know you can trust someone? I mean, promises are made and broken all the time - politicians, friends, even to ourselves. I mean how many times have I promised myself I will exercise more, only to stay under the covers after ignoring the phone alarm? In this journey of life, I hope… Continue reading Trust You? Why Should I?
As this starts off as a normal blog, I thought I would write about // STOP. LISTEN TO THIS PROBLEM. So I gave up on the first topic. But my mother is in a tough situation right now so I want to // DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME. PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ISSUE. Looking at life… Continue reading Today, Don’t Miss Today
Anxiety. Fear. Worry. Paralyzed. These are real things that happen when we play the “what if ...” game in our minds. Backstory - I love reading alternate histories. What if aliens invaded during WW2? What if Japan took Hawaii in 1941? What if Rome never fell? What if America never got its freedom from Great… Continue reading Living the “What if …” Life
We will leave the argument of “did I ever grew up, or am I still a kid today?” to a later date. I’d probably lose that debate. Let’s get to the story ... Sour Patch Kids is a strange candy. Who would name their candy “kids?” It’s like they are making us to be little… Continue reading I Was a Sour Patch Kid
Have you ever wondered what they’ll say at your funeral? For me, I want levity, laughter, and a little musical jam session. Talk about my passions, my love for Lisa, my legacy in my son, my weird sense of humor and how this life was just a warmup for eternity in heaven. No tears. No… Continue reading My Kind of Eulogy
“Hardcore Devil Stomping Ninja“ Intro: stick with me ... this has more to do with all of us, not just my job title. “Hardcore Devil Stomping Ninja!” What a great job title. It just rolls off the tongue. I can see it on my new business card. And then there is the row of pastors’… Continue reading A New Job Title, or Maybe I’ll Stick with the Old One
Warning. This is a political topic. Take heart. This is not a political rant. Stay with me. Tuesday, Attorney General Barr went before a House committee for a hearing. Both red and blue congressmen and congresswomen got their say in, and they all said a lot. Prewritten speeches, twisted questions, political slams, and direct innuendoes.… Continue reading Who is this all about?
She’s trapped, alone, and scared. Isolated by COVID, she has not seen family members for almost five months. They bring her meals and keep everyone separated. He lives alone, having been widowed just over a year ago. Though his family is large, the pandemic keeps most of them away. A young couple lives their life… Continue reading Make the Effort to Make a Connection
I’m not sure when it started dripping. But yesterday, I know when it stopped dripping. I didn’t see it start but I saw it end. The story ... It started off as a normal Saturday morning. I headed to the normal diner for my normal order. But just one mile from home, normal took a… Continue reading Some Things Come to an End … Some Things Don’t
Friday’s Friends. Today I refer you to another blog. A great one to follow and catch every Monday and Friday. “Connections2Excellence” - The Impact of Influence So many people influence my life. Immediately, I think of my mother. The memory of her life and encouragement continues to influence me. She mentored and encouraged me as… Continue reading Friday’s Friends