THE SCENE: 67 and clear. Perfect.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Administered.
- Reach for the sky!
- Let it hang!
- Abe Vigoda – IC x 8
- Cherry pickers – IC x 8
- Mountain climbers – IC x 8
- E2K L/R – IC x 10
Mosey to the recruitment center. Grab some CMUs and head to the cinema.
Stairway to Seven: Perform all exercises then carry the CMU to the next line. First line is 3 reps of each – each line increases the number of reps by 3 (e.g. 2nd line is 6 reps, 3rd line is 9 reps…7th line is 21 reps – total of 84 reps).
- Goblet Squats
- Overhead presses
Carry to the next line – increase rep count by 3….
Early finishers do some ab work.
At line 7: Turn around and go back down the stairway – starting with 21 reps (each line decreases by 3 reps).
- Tricep extension
- CMU Lunge
- Upright row
- Calf raises
Finished early to move on…
Mosey to the cinema steps for Diego
Partner 1 runs to the top of the stairs while Partner 2 does exercises. Switchero.
- 100 – Split Merkins
- 150 – Overhead press
- 200 – Heavy LBC
- 250 – Curls
- 300 – Squats w/ CMU
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Me and 5 of the best men I know
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Dream come true”. Have you ever said those words? Maybe about a vacation? Or about working from home during the pandemic? Or about fatherhood? Or after a purchase that you’d anticipated for many years?
For my family, last Saturday was a day of dreams coming true. For my sons’ entire young lives, they have desperately wanted a dog. My reluctant wife finally relinquished, and we picked up our Bernese Mountain dog mix named “Rose”. Romping through the house, chasing and being chased – for my sons, it is their dream come true.
My wife and I have a dream of one day traveling in an awesome RV – staying in national and state parks, seeing all the countryside that our beautiful nation has to offer, meeting people, exploring…that is a dream of ours. On Saturday – the same day that we picked up our dog – we also made arrangements to buy a small travel trailer and a truck. We took one small step toward our dream coming true.
In Genesis Chapter 28, we read about a strange dream. Jacob, running from his homicidal brother and alone in the wilderness, laid down to sleep. In his dream, he saw a stairway stretching from the earth to heaven and angels were ascending and descending on it. At the top of the stairway stood God and He said to Jacob, (paraphrased) “I will give you this land. Your descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth.” When Jacob woke up, he did a couple of things. First, he showed wonder, “What an awesome place this is!” I can imagine him thinking – God, you’ve met me here in the wilderness when I thought I was abandoned and you showed me the blessing of my future – what a dream come true… Then he took a stone and made a pillar to commemorate the dream. Then he poured oil on the stone. Finally, he made a vow to God.
I want to ask you to think about your dreams in two ways this morning.
First – what in your life is a dream come true? What – if you didn’t have it – would be something that you’d say, “if only…that would be a dream come true”. Maybe your health? I know if I were terminally ill, I could hear myself saying, “If only I was healthy…that would be a dream come true”. What is it for you? Your marriage? Your good job? Whatever that thing, I’m challenging you to have fresh gratitude for it today. Like Jacob after his dream, say “how awesome!” that you have this in your life.
Second – what is a dream that you have for the future? What do you look out at and wish, “Dream, come true!”. When Jacob woke from his dream, he set a stone. Years later, he would return to that stone and build it into an altar – but that day, he set one stone. What is one stone you can set – one thing you can do to advance toward your dream? Jacob poured oil on the stone – a sacrifice, a financial investment. What is one small thing you could do to invest in your dream? Finally, he made a vow, a promise, he talked about his dream. Maybe you can tell your dream to a trusted friend. Words are powerful. Speaking words out loud is powerful. Telling a friend, speaking those words, seeking advice, making a plan – that is a step toward your dream. Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” What dream can you look at and say, “Dream, come true”? Take a small step toward making it happen.
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no VISION, the people perish”
Proverbs 20:5, “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.”
“Vision without execution is delusion”. Thomas Edison
Proverbs 16:9, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”