Your Journey Isn’t Over …

It started on a farm in Jetersville. This is not the largest little town In central Virginia, but this is where the story starts. It was a tree that had grown mighty and tall. But something happened. Was it an act of nature? The edge of man's chainsaw? Or just the natural time for this … Continue reading Your Journey Isn’t Over …

I Met Her a Year Ago … Oh How Things Have Changed

Tiffany Sheffield ... a young, beautiful, strong woman who rolled into my life through a close relative's connection. I sat down with her, along with my wife and my first born ... at one of my favorite brisket places - Hard 8. We discussed life, God, and her plans for my son. In two weeks … Continue reading I Met Her a Year Ago … Oh How Things Have Changed

Old Rag Mountain: Lightning on the Ledge

Some days the bear gets you, some days you get the bear. Some days it's like you've been beaten and eaten by a bear. Such was Monday. Calvin, Tiffany, and I attacked Old Rag Mountain. The most popular, and possibly most taxing, day hike in all the mountains of Virginia. I've done it before, which … Continue reading Old Rag Mountain: Lightning on the Ledge

My son’s fiancé … just got a wake up call

For a few days, we are being blessed by a visit from our son and his fiancé. I had met her once ... we ate out at Hard 8 ... a great Texas BBQ place where I always eat toooo much. I was moving from Dallas to Virginia, my son had struck up a friendship … Continue reading My son’s fiancé … just got a wake up call

EXTRA, EXTRA – Special Edition Muddy Shoes

A Young Man Finds a Magical Young Woman Once upon a time, there was a little boy born into a magical household. The grandfather was a wizard with words, a type of town cryer that went from town to town spreading hope. He shared good news to people far and wide. He was a wise, … Continue reading EXTRA, EXTRA – Special Edition Muddy Shoes