THE SCENE: Some sweet gloom, 30s and drizzle with a little sleet to finish!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
- Moroccan nightclubs
- Grady corn
- Tempo Squats
- Hairy Rockettes
- Mosey to the recruiting center
- Stations – Work for 50s / Rest and move 20s
- Big Bertha – swings/OHP
- Tire Flip/ Sledge hammer
- Black Betty – Dead lift/Rows
- Golden Arches/Lunges
- Heavy Step ups/Derkins
- Heavy BBS/Flutters
- Slam Ball – Slam and Hi-throw
- Jump Rope – speed / doubles
- Core station – Flutter kicks / Plank
- Kettlebell – Halos/Halos
Dealer’s choice in the sleet: LBCs, Heel touches, Prone Rows, (whatever Ocho called), Basilisk, Shoulder Taps, and Burpees to finish from Noisy Cricket!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
2.0 – Traxis
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My son recently started reading a new book series called Redwall. It comes highly recommended from a few different folks, so I am sure it is good. One of the books was laying on the floor, and a word on the back cover caught my eye. “Welcome to the captivating world of Redwall”. Captivating. Somehow in that moment, the root of that word was really clear to me – captive. It’s funny sometimes how two closely related words can have totally opposite meanings. Awe and Awful and Awesome. Terror and Terrific. Captive and Captivating.
And I know that is likely to be a good description for my son. When he finds a book he wants to read, he is truly a captive. It often requires a bit of forcefulness to get him free of it, even for the simplest things. But that’s not unique to him, I have the same experience, just with different things. But it’s not my instinct to think of positive things when I hear the word captive. My mind goes to ropes, chains, and bars. But I think it is much more common to be held captive by a pleasure than by force. Pointing at addictive substances is an obvious move here. But our colorful light boxes capture our attention much more often and effectively. Heck it’s pretty much impossible to consume alcohol in the quantity that I have consumed a tv series. Two packs a day hardly compares to the frequency that my phone captures my eyes.
The apostle Paul knew well that our fate is captivity, whether we like it or not. We will be captive, the only question is to What? Romans 6 ends with a classic memory verse, but hear the lead up:
16Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I said the question is What will you be a slave to, but perhaps a better question is To Whom?
Had to add a couple stations because we had such a showing! Developed some mental toughness doing Mary in the sleet.
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