The Real Way To Be Cool When You Go Back To School – BillySoden.com

Time passing is one of the few certainties I know. Starting the day you are born your “life clock” starts ticking not just for yourself, but for all who know you as well. Your birth starts a ripple of existence in an ocean of many, many others. It doesn’t take long before we are wrapped up in the throngs of …

What’s Good for the Dog…Wait!

What’s Good for the Dog…Wait! My mother – kind, loving and hilariously scatterbrained. Whenever I have what I call a “dingy moment” I tell mom I inherited that gene from her. Years ago when my parents had their beloved dog Bridget, she truly was part of the family. Mom and Bridget w ere so close they even took their medications …

Blueberry Cream Floats – BillySoden.com

Blueberry Cream Floats by Lindsey Andrews Do you remember root beer floats? What about adding blueberry for a few blueberry cream floats? Today’s recipe is sure to cool you down while the outside temps heat up. This week is one of the hottest so far here in Oklahoma. The weather report on my drive to work today said it was 97 …

Step Right Up! Your Lost Power & Hope – FREE!

Take Your Power Back! Many of us live under the assumption that we control our lives completely. In that way, we can make choices that lead us to some self-defined utopian successes. Reversely, we then also have complete control over every decision or act that leads us to despair and misery. I believe that this assumption holds a certain amount …

Hiding From Godzilla, God, And Grace; A Late Introduction

This is my 3rd blog post and I have to apologize! I haven’t really introduced myself! So here we go!   “Hi! My name is Billy Soden and here is just a little bit about who I am:   First, I am a Christian. Now before half of you run away and the other half start breaking out in a gospel …

What Do You Do With An Extra Beat?

  It was ten o’clock in the morning on a beautiful summer day in Minnesota. Not a cloud in the sky as my wife and I hopped in the car and made the two-mile drive to the hospital. The anticipation and excitement had consumed us both over the past nine months – to the point that I’m sure all of our …

Beauty & Ugly

“Upon a day Beauty and Ugliness met on the shore of a sea. And they said to one another, “Let us bathe in the sea.” Then they disrobed and swam in the waters. And after a while Ugliness came back to shore and garmented himself with the garments of Beauty and walked his way. And Beauty, too, came out of the sea, and found not her raiment, and she was too …

Patience, Paradigms, & Parachutes; Thoughts On How To Fail Successfully

Patience, Paradigms, & Parachutes; Thoughts On How To Fail Successfully If you have lived life long enough to have failed at something, you have almost always been given the opportunity to ask the question, “What did I learn from that?” I qualify that statement with “almost always” because sometimes a mistake is, unfortunately, our last one. For instance,  a few …

Through The Eyes Of My Mom

It seems fitting that one of my first blogs should be about the person who gave me life , my mom.  I was young and had just enrolled as a music education major at St. Olaf College. I had not seen nor spoken to my mom since I ran away from home at the age of 16.   My mom …