No Man Is An Island

No Man Is An Island Why does it take 100 million sperm to fertilize one egg? Because not one will stop and ask for directions. This old joke giving an innocent jab at men is funny because there is probably at least some partial truth to it. All of us, not just men, sometimes have a difficult time asking for …

Hey, Before You Start School This Year…Thanks – BillySoden.com

I can remember growing up and feeling so alone, even when I was surrounded by a huge family. No, it wasn’t early onset depression or anything like that. It was more like being around people who didn’t get excited about the same things that I did. I was interested in many things, from fishing to football to music and especially …

Determination

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been …

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 …