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  • A Hero’s Scar – cm#2of10

    A Hero’s Scar – cm#2of10

    I was so brave. I saved his life. I have the scar to prove it. Right out of a made for TV special – but not really. Over the next several posts (or so) I will share ten childhood memoriesand lessons I glean for today.  I was so brave. I saved his life. I have […]

  • FEARLESS? – cm#1of10

    FEARLESS? – cm#1of10

    Fearless? Was I? Am I? Are you? Over the next several posts (or so) I will share ten childhood memoriesand lessons I glean for today. Fearless? Was I? Am I? Are you? I was a child many years ago. More than I care to count. But in many ways, many still consider me childish, but […]

  • Isaiah’s Highway – Isa 35

    Isaiah’s Highway – Isa 35

    It’s a new year. A perfect time for a new year. As I look at my efforts with MuddyShoes, I have come to realize the past several months have been … well … inconsistent. So I start a new year. I start a new commitment. I place a fresh look at my journey and the […]

  • Christmas Eve – Eve

    Christmas Eve – Eve

    Tomorrow is the start of Christmas Weekend – it’ll be another 10 years before we have the Saturday/Sunday combo for Christmas occur again. And as I write this, I ponder the question – What does Christmas mean to you? I love giving gifts – I mean I am pretty good at thinking it through. Sometimes […]

  • God Loves

    God Loves

    The following is from Max Lucado’s words about his book “316” … For God so loved the world … For God so loved the world … Imagine there was a love that never faded, never wavered, never died. Now imagine that love was for YOU. In one of the most famous verses of the Bible, […]

  • Nothing Like Being With the Ones You Love

    Nothing Like Being With the Ones You Love

    It is so close – the weather seems to be getting colder (maybe it’s because I am listening too Rosemary Clooney’s “Snow”) – but I am so stoked. Christmas can be a roller coaster for emotions. This is the first Christmas without my mom. Down goes the coaster. But there is a new addition to […]

  • Shock & Awe at Christmas

    Shock & Awe at Christmas

    Four Days ’till Christmas weekend – and it is a weekend this year – so cool. Is your shopping done? Are they wrapped, under the tree, ready to be given out? let me say it again – Four Days!!! Getting caught off guard is kind of the Christmas tradition. You forget one gift. You leave […]

  • Names – Don’t Forget this One

    Names – Don’t Forget this One

    I am terrible with names – really terrible. Early in my marriage, I even called my wife by my old girlfriends name – ouch. Yet my wife stuck with me. Names. But the Heart of Christmas is not about gifts, trees, music … it is about a baby, with a name that every knee will […]

  • Six More Days ! ! !

    Six More Days ! ! !

    Presents. The thematic wrap. The perfectly chosen trim. The colorful and accentuating ribbons and bows. And … name tags! That is an exciting addition. To know that you have a gift to open. And they are made to be received and opened. (Ask the detective Monk). Gifts may look pretty, but they are made to […]

  • Christmas is about Family … Gods Family

    Christmas is about Family … Gods Family

    Have you gotten excited? Do you feel it in the air? The love of Christmas is God’s love for you. That can not be earned, is not deserved, never purchasable. It’s an invitation to you to know hope, peace, joy, love … to know Him. So share the joy. Tell others about God’s invitation.