THE SCENE: Very cloudy, temp in high 60s.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Plank Jacks, 15 Side-Straddle-Hops, 10 Imperial Walkers, 10 Windmills, Leg Stretches, Michael Phelps, Little of This and That
Mosey to Stop Sign at Northeastern Corner of Admin Bldg. Do 20 Hello Dollies.
Next we will go from Cone to Cone along the road that semi-circles around the Admin Bldg. We will do the following at each Cone:
- Cone 1. Do 20 Squat Jumps. Then, Bernie Sanders to Cone 2.
- Cone 2. Do 20 Merkins. Then, Skip to Cone 3.
- Cone 3. Do 20 Big Boy Sit-ups. Then, Bear Crawl to Cone 4.
- Cone 4. Do 20 Star Jumps. Then, Sprint to Cone 5.
- Cone 5. Do 20 Squats. Then Lunge to Cone 6.
- Cone 6. Do 20 Bobby Hurleys. Then run to Cone 7.
- Cone 7. Do 20 Dive Bombers, 30 Calf Raises, 40 LBC’s, 30 Bicycle Kicks, 20 Iron Mikes (2 count), 20 Shoulder Taps (2 Count), Rinse and Repeat.
Mosey to main roadway and approach Lyon’s Bend Gate. Turn left on little road that is close to Power Bldg. We will do split into teams of two and do Doras. While partner runs to end of roadway, does one burpee and runs back the other partner does exercise. Each team will complete the following exercises:
- 100 Merkins
- 100 Big Boy Sit-ups
- 100 American Hammers (2 count)
- 300 Baby Crunches
Mosey to Area 51. Then, we will run up hill to roadway where it turns toward Admin Bldg. First arriving do Baby Crunches until everyone is there.
Mosey to Bat Feeder. Line up on street and sprint back to parking lot. Then go to AO.
20 Flutter Kicks
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 men, no FNGs.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
For those of you who read the bible, have you noticed how many lines, particularly in the Psalms, are repeated again and again. A fellow in my church, Britton Sharp, who does quite a bit of religious study, informed me that one reason why followers often repeated lines was that they felt they should repeat it until they believed it. They recognized that humans, unlike God, are fickle creatures, subject to whim and inconsistency. We may believe something one moment and change the next day. For us humans, our beliefs, our faith, our love is subject to change. This can particularly happen during difficult times.
Almost every parent has heard their children say at some time in their life, “I hate you.” Good parents know that is not the case. Their child may be upset and angry at them. In that moment they may hate their parents. But deep down they still love them. They still need them. And, over time, when they have had time to cool off or when things settle down, their faith and belief in their parent is restored.
As a therapist, I have often seen spouses say, “I no longer love my wife” or “I no longer love my husband.” In some cases that is true. But in most cases, if that very spouse whom they say they no longer love were to leave them, they would go nuts. They would ache and yearn for the spouse to come back.
I am a Christian. But my faith in God, unfortunately, can vary. This is true for all Christians. Look at Christ’s disciples. When Christ was taken to be executed, all of his disciples ran, they lost faith. Even Peter, who said he would never turn against Christ, denied him three times when he was being hung on the cross. Knowing that our beliefs are subject to change, knowing the fickle creatures we are, I think it is a good idea to repeat verses again and again. On some days we will believe them more than others.
I encourage you, this week, to find a bible verse and commit it to memory. Say it again and again during your days of the week. A bible verse I want to repeat this week is from Psalm 121:
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
My belief in that verse will likely vary during the week. But, the idea is to repeat it until I believe it.
Prayer for Junk’s wife who is going for check up one year after cancer treatment. Prayer of praise for Emoji getting his CPA license today and for Pele who was able to workout today after injuring his knee on Monday at softball.