MS 001: Welcome to the Mud Stories Podcast!

Mud Stories 001 - Introduction

It’s here! The very first episode of the Mud Stories podcast!

Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.

It’s all about our mud—times of trials, adversity, failure, suffering, or pain—no matter how we got there, and no matter how dirty or messy it all was, and how God met us even there. And I am so excited to share it with you!

There are several ways to listen: you can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it right here on the blog. And in addition, I’ll be submitting the podcast feed to iTunes and Stitcher soon, so you’ll be able to subscribe there too–but, I’ll let you know when it’s up and ready to go!

Since this is the very first episode, I spend some time answering a few questions:

Who is this host, Jacque Watkins?

What is a mud story? And what will this podcast be about anyway?

Who this podcast is for?

And what you can expect along the way.

In the future, the podcast will feature special guests who will share their mud stories–what they went through and what they learned, and how God met them in the middle of their messy mud. And just maybe, every once in a while, there may be a solo show from me too.

We have all faced our own mud–or are walking through some even now–and it is my hope that these podcasts will be the encouragement our hearts need…

To be reminded that God has not forgotten us,

To be reassured that He is with us in our mud,

And to know He really is working to redeem and restore our situation in His perfect time.

And as you listen, I’d be so grateful if you’d consider sharing this podcast with a couple friends, or with your social media communities, so others can be encouraged too.

A NEW podcast!! Mud Stories with Jacque Watkins–a podcast about our messy mud and how God meets us in it. #mudstories [Tweet that]

Again, your friends can find the podcast by coming to the blog and clicking on “The Podcast” tab at the top of this page, or they can go to to see all the current episodes. And very soon, they’ll be able to find it over at iTunes and Stitcher too.


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So without further delay, here’s the very first episode of Mud Stories, with episode 002 releasing tomorrow, and then–Lord willing–weekly after that . . . All of them complete with our Mud Stories theme song entitled, The Grateful Song–written, performed, recorded, and produced by my husband and me, and a few of our kids too!

And as you listen, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about the podcast, feel free to let me know! 

You can leave a comment on this post, find me on social media, send me an email, or leave a voicemail message by clicking on the green button entitled “Send Voicemail” on the right side of this page—->

I’d sure love to hear from you . . . Enjoy!





Do you have a mud story?

How did God meet you in your mud?



  • Amy Grable

    Wow! Can’t wait to listen! Proud of you for following your goal and sticking to it!

  • Jacque!! I just listened as I cooked dinner and I love it. Your voice is so well-suited to podcasting. Love how you zeroed in on these redemption stories and can’t wait to be encouraged by all your guests. Well done, friend! Can’t wait until it goes on iTunes!

  • Thank you friend…for being so supportive and such an enthusiastic cheerleader! Love you.

  • Yaaay! While you cooked dinner…love that! Thank you for your kind words…and yes, submitting to iTunes soon!!

  • super excited!! I love podcasts and was almost caught up on the ones I listen to, so I’m on the look out for new ones!

    … and mud stories– I feel like such a mess sometimes, so I know these are going to be an encouragement! Already listened to the first one… You’ve got a voice for it! 🙂

  • Awww, thank you SO much Julie! Your encouragement is such a blessing to me…xoxo #godsizeddreamteam #takingaction

  • I love love hearing your sweet voice… it comes from a sweet spirit…. blessings on this new adventure from one mud sister to another!!!

  • Oh friend, thank you so much…#mudsisters #IWILLhugyousomeday xoxo

  • Meredith Bernard

    Beautiful voice, beautiful story, beautiful soul. I’m so excited for this opportunity for you, Jacque and this opportunity for US to be graced by these podcasts. Thank you for stepping out in faith! Our stories are so similar in so many ways…I hope to meet you one day. All in Grace, Meredith

  • Thank you so much Meredith for your encouraging words to me…and yes! Looking forward to meeting you one day too. So much. xo

  • Sharon

    Love your show! Did you ever think of putting your theme song on Spotify? would love to add it to my playlist.