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F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Motivators starting with 7, 10 Mountain Climbers, 7 Windmills, 7 Rockettes, 7 Twistees, 7 Little Baby Arm Circles Forward and Backward, Little of This and That.
Mosey to dirt path south of the Admin Bldg Road and then go to the Cul de Sac at the southeastern corner of the Admin Bldg. We will do 20 American Hammers.
Mosey to the Coliseum. Then mosey downhill downhill to the main park roadway. Stop at the top of each of the three hills on the way down to do 4 burpees.
Mosey to the Caribbean Parking Lot. We will run East on the South side of the parking lot stopping at the 2nd and 4th island to to the first of the listed exercises below. We will then Bernie back on the West side of the parking lot stopping at the 2nd and 4th island to do the second exercise listed below. We will repeat the above pattern with the 3rd through 6th listed exercises. Here are the exercises:
- Bear Crawl 10 Lengths
- Backwards Lunge 10 Lengths
- Standing Broad Jump 5 times
- 20 Baby Crunches
- Lunge Forward 10 Lengths
- Backward Standing Broad Jump 5 times
Mosey back toward the roadway. Next, we will run the Pickett’s Charge up to the Coliseum.
Mosey to the small parking lot down the stairs and to the south of the Coliseum. In the parking lot we will do the first of the listed exercises below. We will then run up the parking lot, up toward the cul-de-sac, then toward the stairs that go back to the parking lot. Those getting to the stairs first will sweep everyone back to the starting point. We will then do the 2nd exercise but go the opposite direction with the rabbits sweeping us back when they reach the upper part of the parking lot. We will repeat the above pattern for the 3rd and 4th exercises. Here are the exercises:
- 15 Imperial Walkers
- 15 4 ct. Flutter Kicks
- 10 Hand Release Merkins
- 10 Shoulder Taps (both shoulders = 1)
Mosey to the steps of the Admin Bldg. We will do 20 4 ct Calve Raises.
Mosey to the AO
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
16 men, no FNGs.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
If only you believe like I believe baby in miracles – we’d get by. – Jefferson Starship.
Surely the lord is in this place and I did not know it. Jacob speaking in Genesis 28:16
Many of you may have heard of Salmon Rushdie’s book, The Satanic Verses. It is a famous book because after it was published, in 1989 the country of Iran’s late Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa against Rushdie, proclaiming that the novel was blasphemous to Islam and calling for his death. Rushdie has received protection in both Great Britain and the United States since that fatwa.
I have read the book and it really is a great book. I don’t think Rushdie meant it to be a blasphemy of Islam although he does make some criticisms of Islam writings.
I bring the book up because there is an amazing passage in it where humans fall from a hijacked Jumbo Airliner to the earth below. By miracle, two of the passengers survive. One of those is the main character in the novel. He knows it is a miracle. After all, how could a person survive such a fall? Yet, over time, he forgets the miracle.
How often do we do the same in our own lives? We have a miraculous experience, so thankful at the time for what we have experienced . . . and yet, over the years, we forget about it.
I personally need to hang on to those miracles, pin them to my chest. I know that miracles have happened in my past that I have simply forgotten. I do remember some. One example: I didn’t think it would be possible for me to get into a doctoral psychology program after I had spent years studying law and floundering in that profession. It would take too much time and money and it would be crazy to make such a change in careers. On a day when I was ready to quit the law practice my boss convinced me to take undergrad courses in psychology and, afterwards, apply to doctoral psychology programs. I did so but didn’t get into the program in Dallas I was hoping for. Instead, I was accepted by a program in Aggieland – Texas A&M. Through loans, stipends, and very cheap housing, I was able to get my doctorate. What I had only dreamed of actually happened. And, another miracle: I met this woman from Kentucky who just happened to apply there as well – that woman became my wife.
I never want to forget that miracle. I still thank God for it. There are others I remember but some that I unfortunately have forgotten.
What miracles have happened to you in your lives? Are there places where God is working in your life but, like Jacob, you don’t know it? Search for the miracles that God has presented to you. Write them down and remember them. Finally, wait for more miracles to occur. They will happen. God remains with you and will continue to perform them for you.
Prayers for On Star regarding his citizenship status. Prayers for those impacted by the fires and smoke from coming from Canada, including the wildlife impacted.
This Saturday we will gather at 9 am to help work on and beautify the Asylum. On Saturday, June 17 we will have a F3/Fia team for the KARM Dragon Boat Race. Through the following 1 1/2 weeks, F6 and the Tennessee Valley Players will be performing Beauty and the Best at the Auditorium of Catholic High School. The website for tickets is posted on Slack. Our own F6 will be in the performance.