THE SCENE: 46 degrees F, 90% humidity,
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Mosey to Mt. Crumpit with CMU gift in hand. From the base of Mt. Crumpit run to the first Daze and do the exercise with CMU. Run back to base and do the first Home Base exercise. Run to second Daze and do that exercise plus the first one. Run back to base and perform second exercise. Continue till all 12 Daze are completed (all 12 are performed at the last Daze) and all Home Base is complete.
1x Roll Over Merkin (all sides)
3x OH Squat Press
4x On the Shelf (4/side)
5x CMU Swings
6x Goblet Squats
7x Upright Rows
8x Triceps Extensions
10x Lawn Mowers (per arm)
11x Bent Rows
Home Base Exercises (12x Each)
- Dry Docks
- Iron Mike Squats
- Body Builders
- WWII Situps
- Shoulder Taps (4 ct)
- Squat Jumps
- SSH (4 ct)
- Plank Jacks (4 ct)
- Box Cutters
- Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
- Mountain Climbers (4 ct)
(Note: Most completed the first 10 or 11. All were gathered together at the 12 Daze and completed the exercises in cadence before heading back to the AO.)
No time for Mary today. Actually ran 4 minutes over time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 HIMs bearing CMU gifts
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
What does this time of year bring to your mind? Past gatherings with family and friends? Reminders of favorite gifts received when you were young? The excitement you had when you saw your wife or children open a special gift you gave them? I certainly have those memories.
There is another memory I have and it comes to me every time I hear or sing Silent Night. Back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Bob Hope would take a USO show to the soldiers in Vietnam. It was his way of bringing joy to a desperate place; his way of giving back to those who were giving so much for us back home. It was about two hours of comedy, song and dance, and beautiful women for the GIs to enjoy. And did they ever enjoy the time. The looks on their faces told it all.
As tradition had it, Bob Hope ended each show with clips from the several locations they visited. That clip was a montage of the singing of Silent Night. It was hard to keep the tears from flowing – from me or from the military personnel in the audiences. It is a scene I will never forget.
All of this reminds me of the verse in Luke that captures the feelings of Mary on that first night of Jesus as a baby. The shepherds had appeared at the manger and told Mary and Joseph all that the angels had told them about the child. Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.”
We need to do the same. We need to ponder the beauty of God’s gift of His Son. The gift that is our only way to everlasting life with God. And if we haven’t done a good enough job of it, we need to provide those experiences with the ones we love so they can treasure up and ponder for years to come.
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Breakfast at Drifter’s on Saturday, December 28th.