F3 Knoxville

God Is Perfect

Workout Date: 23 Jun 2022
QIC: Lillydipper

THE SCENE: Hot day, blue skies, temps in low 90s.

25 Side Straddle Hops, 10 Plank Jacks, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Windmills, Stretches, Little of This and That
Mosey to the stop sign of the northeastern corner of the Admin Bldg.  There will be five cones set up with one of those cones in the middle and the others extending out to shaded areas outside the middle cone.  Men will run from four outside cones to the middle cone, do 10 Merkins at the middle cone, then run to the next outside cone.  We will do this so that we go to each outside cone twice.  There will also be exercises to do at each outside cone:

  • Cone 1:  1. 20 Star Jumps       2. 20 Smurf Jacks
  • Cone 2:  1. 20 Hello Dollies (4 ct)   2. 20 Box Cutters
  • Cone 3:  20 Bobby Hurleys   2. 20 Squat Jumps
  • Cone 4:  20 Flutter Kicks (4 ct)  2. 20 Gas Pumps

Mosey to the Admin Bldg Porch.  We will do run up steps on one side and down on the other ten times.

There will be a Water Cooler on a picnic table close to the Admin Bldg.  After drinking from the cooler, we will Indian Run to Area 51 via the roadway.  The man in front carries the water cooler and switches off to the man running from the back to catch him.

At Area 51 we will go to the shady eastern side of the Facilities Bldg.  We will do Doras with one partner doing exercises in shade while other partner runs to shaded area of parking lot that is east of the Facilities Bldg., does 10 Diamond Merkins, then runs back.  The partners then trade places.  Here are the exercises that each team does in the shaded area by the Facilities Bldg:

  • 100 Big Boy Sit-ups
  • 100 Carolina Dry Docks

Mosey south of the Facilities Bldg in shaded area towardthe Northshore Park Entrance Gate, then circle back and go around the Facilities Bldg toward the northern side of the bldg.  We will run through the grass to the perimeter trail as it head north.  Men will trade off carrying the Water Cooler in pairs as we run.  Next, we will run uphill toward the Admin Bldg, stopping at different shaded areas under trees to trade off who carries the water cooler.  Once at the roadway near the Admin Bldg, mosey to the AO.

Eight men with one FNG, Walker Higgins, whom we dubbed “Dog Paddle.”

God Is Perfect

Throughout time, the leaders of countries have promised their people great things.  But they mess up.  Every president of the United States runs on a campaign full of promises.  What happens to all of those promises?  Many are fulfilled but many are also broken.  In all other countries, the same things occur.  We search for a great leader, thinking of heroes like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Abraham Lincoln.  But if we look back at history closely, even these great men had their failures.  We look for heroes in this world, often times in sports figures or some person we see on television or read about that we think is awesome.  Then we read of their transgressions, their sins, and we are hurt because we realize these figures are not the people we had hoped they would be.  In our fallen and failing world, who do we look to?

Fortunately, as proclaimed in the first verse of Psalm 19, “the heavens declare the glory of God.”  He is the one we can look to for absolute perfection.  We humans mess things up, we pollute, we take from others, we falter.  But God does not fail.  That is good to know, good to count on when we think the world is just going to crumble.

Verses 7 through 9 of Psalm 19 speak of God’s perfection:

The law of the Lord is perfect,[c]
    reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
    enlightening the eyes;
 the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring forever;
the rules[d] of the Lord are true,
    and righteous altogether.

God, help me see and have faith in your perfection, your truth, your purity, your righteousness when human failings and my own shortcomings lead me to doubt.  Help me to trust in you.  Amen.
Prayers for our new member, Dog Paddle, whose wife has decided she wants to divorce him.
CSAUP at JUCO on July 2.

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