Sunday, November 17, 2013

Keeping the Faith

The friend and I were talking, and we both said we loved to mow lawns.  Something about the never mowing in the same direction, walking in aeration golf boots, getting the right height for the type of grass... all that stuff.  It was a good thing too, since her husband would scalp they're lawn within an inch of it's life, and the Cowman's idea of lawn mowing was to open the gate, run some horses in and close the gate.


My friend had a neighbor with a husband who needed a swather to mow their lawn, if he ever got motivated enough.  So his wife decided she would do the lawn mowing.  She was good at it, but not too up on equipment maintenance. One normal summer day in RB, with the temp around 110, my friend and her hubby were passing the neighbor's yard.  There she stood trying to pull start her old mower.   Yank...Yank...Yank... Nothing, followed by more Yanking and more Nothing.  My friend's husband offered to go home and get their mower.  "No thanks" she said, while staring at her old mower.  Suddenly she bent over, slapped the top of the mower with both hands and shouted at the top of her lungs... "In The Name of Jesus!" The whole neighborhood fell silent.   She calmly yanked the starter rope, the engine fired and off she went to mow...

There are still miracles out there, we just have to keep the faith.

8 comments:

  1. Jesus has my number and just laughs when I can't get something to work.

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  2. Thankfully I have a riding mower and if I have problems with it, Jesus sends me to the phone to call Bill, the mower repair guy who picks up and delivers:)

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  3. So that is where I have been going wrong!

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  4. I knew an old man that used to do that whenever he felt amorous. I don't know if it worked as advertised, but it brought giggles.

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  5. Then again, most ministers do that to heal the sick, not to raise the dead...

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  6. TABOR: He has my number, too.

    GRANNY ANNIE: So you just holler "In the Name of Bill"???

    GRANNYMAR: Appears that way!

    LL: LOL, It's always suspect when we say "I knew"...
    I knew an old woman that used to do that to raise the dead...

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  7. AH YES, power in the prayer... :-)

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  8. OLD NFO: Now I'm curious as to what your prayer is... lol

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