A Man By Any Other Name…

What happens when a bunch of men from Lighthouse Baptist Church show up on a horse ranch? Well… they don’t ride horses!

Here’s Dave! This year’s Bassmaster Classic Champion! 6.1 pounds and counting… notice he showed up prepared and is already fishing while everyone else tries to find his bait.

Fish? For what? There’s colas in the cooler!

Dave may have got the biggest, but Ken got the majority. What’s that you ask? Yeah, we saw him at the fish store last night too!

“Some catch the big one… some catch a lot… but only one can be the Isaac-Meister!”

It’s cool Isaac! Dad’s on the way to show us how it’s done. Forget the rod and reel… bring a baseball bat!

“Okay! I hear about the biggest and I hear about the most… but I’m the only one with a picture.”

The work of the under-shepherd is never done! Joey steps in to counsel Stanley and Joe about their obsession with looking at themselves in a Toyota mirror.

“Awww! Forget counseling! Foods ready, foods ready… first in line! First in line!”

The patience of the Saints…

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, well let’s see. Mike and Mike take a stab at raising up a barn full of kids the way they should go (to the food of course)… Mr. Wayne demonstrates what true contentment looks like… and Jack, well he’s just eating out of the cooler! Oh… almost missed it. Bo? He’s assuring Anita we aren’t eating a bunch of mine and his famous recipes!

“Hey! Did you take my B-52 aero-titanium magniflux modulating beetle spin???”

Okay… for the women folk wondering. Yes, we listened to Trinity River and Brother Joey taught us a lesson about how Jesus does much when we simply say yes… like when Peter gave Him his fishing boat to teach from. By the way… didn’t Peter catch fish?

“Whose brilliant idea to put the outhouse on the best side of the pond for fishing?”  “Run, Jack!”

“Does this thing ever end… I’m getting thirsty over here!”

At the end of the day… we’re a blessed bunch of men here at Lighthouse! Good fun! Good food! Good fellowship! … all loving a Great Savior! Jesus is Lord!

“Yaw’ll come back now… ya hear?”

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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6 Responses to A Man By Any Other Name…

  1. Hallo, Wolfgang war da.
    Freundliche Grüße von uns.

  2. granbee says:

    Bless you for all this joyful sharing–and poking gentle fun at one and all! So do all we church folk behave on these types of picnics. Loved the deer and the dog best of all, I must confess. (Ha!)

  3. lambskinny says:

    Looks like a fun time — I sure do love to fish! oh, do I love to fish… blessings, Michael.

    • mtsweat says:

      We really did have a great time. I am most fortunate to be surrounded by this group of men! We have a unique men’s ministry. Thanks, Carley… sounds like this post flung a hankerin’ on you. 🙂 God bless!

      • lambskinny says:

        It did — I realize that it’s a ‘mens group’ but I did wonder why no women were out there fishing with ya’ll. Hopefully, the women — ones who want to — fish together too. After all, there are some lady bass out there!

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