Skipping Church and Hacking up a Lung

It’s Sunday evening and church has started. So what am I doing writing you ask? Why am I not in a pew listening and worshiping? I’ve managed to get myself sick.

Skipped church? Woe is me!

Honestly, I’ve been fighting a cold back for the last couple of days and this morning I woke up coughing my lungs across the room. “Pot Pie! Put my lung down! Here boy… here boy!

This day has been one to remember… hack… hack, hack.

Picture 052Packing lung particles into a fanny pack, I moped off mid-morning to help herd a trailer full of bulls into catch pens. They must be in Ocala today for the sale this week. My wife and Brit would soon head down highway 301 toward the sale, leaving me tending the old ranch solo-style… hack… hack, hack.

Just about the time we said our goodbyes and I headed back to the house to die on the couch, this trailer full of bulls went berserk! If you think one little squirrel made a major commotion in a church one Sunday morning, imagine twenty-thousand pounds of beef wrecking havoc on an aluminum stock trailer!

Did I mention the rain began to fall? Double hack… hack, hack. Risking electrocution, I broke out every power tool available and began attempting to rebuild a trailer… full of bulls. That made them even happier!

Anyway, I just received the phone call from Ocala… my wife, Brit, and a trailer full of angry Black Angus bulls (with one polled Hereford) arrived safely at the sale. Pray someone buys these beasts! If not, the whole saga starts all over again.

Picture 027Hack… hack, hack. Possum! Bring my lung back!

About mtsweat

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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37 Responses to Skipping Church and Hacking up a Lung

  1. 4hispraise says:

    We must have been feeding at the same trough. Does God give you credit if you stay home, but buy the C.D.?

  2. An old Chinese doctor gave us the best recipe ever for colds and coughs. I have seen it work marvels. It certainly cures the symptoms, even though the cold will run its course. No stuffy heads or nose runs and no coughs!

    Pour a mug of CocaCola and add a heaped teaspoon of grated fresh ginger. Microwave it and drink hot.

  3. As a vegetarian do you realize how hard it was for me to click the follow button…hahaha…I love the funny twists in life…blessings to you and yours…be encouraged!

  4. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    Oh my goodness, get better soon. Hope you sell them beasts.

  5. April says:

    I have learned in situations in such as yours it is always best to find the humor and it sounds like you did. Hope you are feeling better. I have been battling a cold myself and have coughed my lung up a couple times in the last few days.

  6. TikkTok says:

    Oh my heck! Hope your lung pieces meld back to whence they came. Glad the bull riot was short lived, too. Running with the bulls on 1/2 a lung is just, well, a disaster waiting to happen…………… and yes, praying for a quick sale at a good price!

  7. jelillie says:

    I am sorry you are sick.I Will pray.

  8. remso says:

    I stayed home today for the same reason. Hack hack.

    • mtsweat says:

      This thing seems to be running amuck everywhere. Hopefully, your chest still holds possession of your lungs. 🙂 Blessings good friend.

  9. Lady Deidre says:

    May your lungs be restored and your herd sold! Thank the good Lord, Jesus can do anything!
    God bless you, Mike!

  10. I don’t know about a sale since you missed church…lol, I used to believe that way. But that was way back two or three weeks ago. Great post.

  11. Good one!Just wanted to say, you’ve become an inspiration and joy to read. I have nominated you for my Blog of the year. Thank you. I pray you have a great year!

  12. shofar says:

    Beautiful photo; I have never ever seen Black Angus steer, or a ranch like yours, either. You’re a good writer. Enjoyed your post though you were sick then.

    • mtsweat says:

      Technically it’s not ours… we’re just caretakers, but it’s easy to get caught up in the place. 🙂 Thanks and blessings…

  13. πίστις says:

    Funny post!

    Prayers for your good health my friend!

  14. MT SWEAT, funny stuff. Hope you feel better. – Jane

  15. lambskinny says:

    LOL; and oh so sorry…

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