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F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side-Straddle-Hops, 10 Pinto Twists, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Windmills, 7 Baby Arm Circles Forward and Backward, 7 Wide Arm Circles Forward and Backward.
Mosey to Northeast Corner of Admin Bldg. We will do 20 Hello Dollies. Mosey to CMU Pile. Each man grabs CMU and places it on east side of Parking Lot. Cone 1 is at that side of parking lot. Cone 2 is on opposite west side. We will do one of the listed exercises at Cone 1 with CMU. We then
Bernie Sanders (without CMU) to Cone 2 and do one of the listed exercises. We then run up mini cardiac to crosswalk and run back to Cone 1. We will repeat this sequence with the next set of exercises. We will have run up and down mini cardiac three times by the time we are finished. Here are the exercises at each cone:
- Cone 1: 1. 25 Overhead Presses. 2. 25 Curls. 3. 25 Rows.
- Cone 2: 1. 20 Flutter Kicks (4 ct). 2. 20 Bicycle Kicks (4 cts). 3. 20 Hello Dollies (4 ct.)
Mosey to parking lot that has islands on the other side of ball fields. We will run around the parking lot stopping at each island to do 10 Merkins. At island that semi-circle that we semi-circle around we will bear crawl instead of run. Once around the parking lot, we will do the same thing but do 10 Big Boys at each island.
Mosey to beginning of Pickett’s Charge. We will Pickett’s Charge to Northeastern Corner of Parking Lot. We will stop at each hill of Pickett’s Charge to do 5 Hand Release Merkins. We will also bear crawl up each hill. After finishing Pickett’s charge we will do 20 American Hammers.
Mosey to Bat House. We will sprint from Bat House to Parking Lot.
Mosey to AO.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
23 men, no FNGs.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The Kingdom grows, because the kingdom is already planted. It grows of itself and in its own good time. Above all, it grows we know not how.
–Robert Farrar Capon
Difficult times, like those we are facing with the coronavirus, racial protests, and our very heated political situation, test our beliefs and faith. Our faith in our government, in other people, in ourselves, and even in God is being put to the test. At a time like this we may be asking questions such as:
- God, how can you let this happen?
- God, where are you in all of this?
- God, do you have any power to stop this?
- God, what is your purpose?
We look to solutions to this world problem as if we know the answer, as if we know how the world should be run. We do that individually and corporately, blaming the whole state affairs on others or claiming that surely us Democrats or us Republicans are in “the right.”
At such times of angst, of confusion, of bewilderment, it is reassuring to know that, as Robert Farrar Capon proclaims, the kingdom is already planted and it grows of itself in its own good time. It is good to know that God is in control and that is the truth whether we like it or not. Look at history, at humankind’s treatment of one another, at the devastation of war, of slavery, of corruption, of pollution, and we can see how we botch things when we play God.
One of my favorite songs is “God is God” by Steve Earle. In discussing fate, uncertainty, miracles, and life he proclaims both that “God ain’t me” and “God ain’t us.” But through the mystery and uncertainty he believes in God:
Every day that passes I’m sure about a little bit less.
(But) even my money keeps telling me it’s God I need to trust.
And I believe in God, but God ain’t us.
If we believe in God then we must accept that he has a plan that goes beyond our understanding. His plan is a mystery but one that we must trust. God is God. And that is certainly reassuring in difficult times like these. Personally, it gives me hope. And, it gives me comfort to know that neither I nor the rulers of this world have the final say.
I will close with the last stanza of Steve Earle’s song which puts in better words than what I can say this mystery, this miracle, and our need to accept it.
God, of my little understanding, don’t care what name I call.
Whether or not I believe doesn’t matter at all.
I receive the blessin’s.
And every day on Earth’s another chance to get it right.
Let this little light of mine shine and rage against the night.
Just another lesson
Maybe someone’s watching and wondering what I got.
Maybe this is why I’m here on Earth, and maybe not.
But I believe in God, and God is God.
Prayers for Sparkler’s son and daughter-in-law, whose son, who died last Christmas Holidays, would have been two today. Prayers for Jinxy’s wife who has surgery on September 17, for Lilydipper’s wife, and for Thunderstruck’s mother. Prayer’s for Lulu and Doubtfire whose mothers died this summer.
The Fake Gloomers will be building two obstacles for Hardship Hill. We will get started the weekend of September 19-20. Talk to Sparkler for details. Be at Asylum PM this Thursday because Pusher will be on Q and is bringing Filipino noodles (made by his mother-in-law) for our board meeting!