Finally, Some Recognition… the Coveted Lobster Award!

Just in from across the big pond! All Along the Watchtower nominates Resting in His Grace for the coveted Lobster Award! Woo Hoo! Celebration time at the grace-ranch!

lobsterSing with me here to the tune of “We’re in the Money.” “I won the Lobster, I won the Lobster!” This is really a big deal folks. I can’t tell you how many nights we’ve lain awake in anticipation of this day! To our dear friend, Jess, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! The Lobster… I have dreamed of this all of my life! Well, let’s get this party started…with, as required, a little more about us.

a. While we’ve been known to tug on Superman’s cape, we avoid at all costs spitting into the wind. Unless someone offers a Lobster that is.

b. I gave up my day job to write… yes, that is me at the end of the off ramp. You can recognize me by my “Will work for food” sign. Okay, I didn’t really give up my day job, it’s just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, dream. But still, will work for Lobster.

c. While writing, I often feel as though I’ve said too much, but much to my dismay realize I haven’t said enough. Maybe I need more Lobster.

d. I’m often caught between, “Follow me, and, don’t follow me,” but am really glad I always have my orange crush and a Lobster bisque.

e. We enjoy having breakfast in America, but have also been known to take the long way home afterwards. That’s not illogical is it? Lobster for breakfast?

f. We too would like to know a little more about you for our files, but might settle for knowing where Joltin’ Joe went. …and if he has any Lobster available.

g. Yes, we have been known to chase white rabbits with Alice. I’m just trying to figure out if I’m supposed to feed or free my head… or eat more Lobster.

h. We like that our preacher likes the cold and that he knows we’re going to stay. Maybe we could have Lobster night for the Boyds.

i. We tried to start a revolution once but our yellow submarine had a hard day’s night back in the USSR. If only the knights in white satin had shown… or even Uncle Albert. Instead, we went to Red Lobster.

j. It may seem here that we’re a bit of a shattered lot, or that we can’t get no satisfaction, but I assure you that if you start me up, we’re the ruby Tuesday’s of the party. By the way, hope you guessed my name. Hmmm… Lobster?

k. Finally, I must end this list before my readers put me on a midnight train to Georgia. Hope the menu has Lobster.

lobster ceremonyAnswering a few questions from Jess…

1. How long have you been blogging? I have yet to find anyone who will qualify what I do here as blogging. My posts have pretty much been resigned to graffiti with punctuations.

2. What is your favorite food? Lobster… go figure. Once, on a cruise, I ordered everything on the menu that even hinted of including lobster in its ingredients.

3. What type of music do you like most? Can’t you tell by my “A little more about us?”

4. Who inspires you most? There are many… Jesus, first and foremost; Paul, the Apostle; Matt Boyd, Senegal missionary; my wife, the lovely TC; my Pastor, spelled with no ‘D’; ccragamuffin, encourager of the century; Stanley, the scannel; and on and on and on… right up to and including the lobster chef.

5. Do you have a favorite poet? Alfalfa, with the waiter at Red Lobster coming in a close second.

6. Do you have any pets? Oh yeah… Pot Pie Possum leads a full zoo over here at grace-ranch. Unfortunately, we’ve yet to be able to raise lobsters.

7. Do you prefer wine of beer or are you teetotal? Flipping a coin… it keeps landing on its side. What goes best with lobster?

8. Do you listen to the radio? Yes, I’ve tried using my other senses, to no avail.

9. Favorite film? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and Lobster Feast commercials of course.

10. Favorite food? Checking… yeah, it’s still lobster.

11. Religious leader you admire? Painfully mentioning only one… D. A. Carson. I wonder if he cares for lobster?

Aw shucks, just realized this was the Liebster Award, not Lobster Award. … APRIL FOOLS! Thanks Jess… starting all over another day.

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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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25 Responses to Finally, Some Recognition… the Coveted Lobster Award!

  1. I’ve never even tasted lobster, but I believe it is similar to Moreton Bay Bugs and I liked the one I tried.
    Now, if you substitute GINGER for lobster . . . well, I’d have to agree with almost everything you said . . . almost . . .

    • mtsweat says:

      I am like… so glad you qualified that with “almost.” Had you not, I’m pretty sure those people in white suits with butterfly nets that are after me would be coming your way too. 🙂 Blessings good friend!

  2. Michael, there is probably a 12 step program for you somewhere out there, I believe you need serious attention…lol. Very funny!

  3. alwayzhis says:

    Thanks for sharing… I better get to the rest room, I am laughing so hard! 🙂

  4. Jim says:

    LOL! Just remember that you didn’t rise to this level on your own, you had a little help from your friends. Which is why you might want to throw a party so they can boil rock lobster all night and party every day. Close your eyes and imagine all the people, it’s easy if you try.

    • ccragamuffin says:

      This comment makes me smile…it has good vibrations…so glad that we got the beat…

    • mtsweat says:

      Hi Jim! So what would you think if I wrote out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me? 🙂 Not sure if WP has a version of white suits and butterfly nets, but if so they may very well be on the way. This method of communicating is becoming contagious! Blessings good friend.

  5. Crystal Gaskins says:

    Ha Ha too funny, Thank you for sharing.. PS. I have a question-
    the boys and I were arguing about the Hay ART you had up in front of the Ranch, I say it was a tiger, Marcus said a Zebra and Coby and Charlie say it was a bunny,could you please clear this up for us… LOL see you at church

    • mtsweat says:

      Hi Crystal! Thanks for swinging by… afraid you caught us playing as we’re prone to do. It appears you also are the big winner of the day. It was indeed a tiger! 🙂 Have a blessed day.

  6. ccragamuffin says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m a Believer…now you should get some Respect…and live Life In The Fast Lane…If I Had a Hammer I would help you with your lobster tail…or is that a tale about a lobster???…and just wondering…if someone accepts a Lobster Award does that make him shellfish??????? Dream On….

    • mtsweat says:

      Isn’t it amazing that there are so many songs that entire conversations can be held with only their lyrics? Of course it does take a pretty shellfish person to dream on while holding a Liebster and bragging on a Lobster. 🙂 Blessings!

  7. isaiah43123 says:

    Congratulations my friend… that is all I can write… I’m laughing too hard. 😀

    • mtsweat says:

      How cool is it that just when I happen to throw out the old famous hmmm… in a post, Karin steps out? 🙂 Great to see you good friend. Always glad to bring a little humor to the table. Blessings and thanks for stopping in.

  8. JessicaHof says:

    That’s a hoot 🙂 x

  9. RJ Dawson says:

    Even though the Lord clearly tells us in His Word to not eat lobster, I think He might have just made a single exception… Congratulations!

  10. NEO says:

    Outstanding, my friend. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long while. Drop on over, I think we can get a lobster out of the Platte river for dinner. 🙂

    • mtsweat says:

      Glad to bring a little humor your way Neo! Platte River Lobster… I’m on! 🙂

    • mtsweat says:

      Bringing the de-veiner. Hopefully, the Platte isn’t comparable to the St. John’s… we’ll need peroxide and bleach.

      • NEO says:

        Should be OK as long as you’ve a high tolerance for nitrates. Main problem has always been “too thick to drink and too thin too plow” as the pioneers said, it hasn’t gotten better as we diverted through every corn field in the west, and made electricity too.

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