THE SCENE: 54 degrees F, 81% humidity, dark
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH, Walkout merkin plank stretch with Peter Parkers, Windmills
Partner #1 starts the following:
- 200 CMU thrusters
- 200 CMU curls
- 200 CMU triceps extensions
- 200 Merkins
Partner #2 runs to the scrapyard, performs 20 WWII sit-ups and either 5 pull-ups or 10 inverted pull-ups, runs back, and then swaps with Partner #1. Restart at thrusters if time allows.
20 box cutters, 30 crunches, 15 box cutters, 20 crunches, 10 box cutters, 10 crunches, 5 box cutters, 0 crunches.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 HIMs in attendance
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I remember a tour of our smelting operations of Tennessee Operations of ALCOA in 1992 by the president, the technical director (Dick Taylor), controller, and the process technology director. It was a time to strut our stuff … and to get raked over the coals. The local management team assembled with the visiting entourage for a wrap-up late in the day to receive feedback. At one point, Dick Taylor asked Rhea Miller, the carbon plant manager, if he knew that the ceiling of the carbon plant was painted blue at the Massena, New York plant. The carbon plants are typically a very dusty environment with very fine carbon dust everywhere including the air. Spending just 15 minutes inside without a respirator will have you blowing black snot for a day or more.
So, lets get back to the question about the blue ceiling in Massena. Before Rhea could answer Dick’s question, Smelting Manager Dave Musi, quickly stated, “Well, Dick, how do you know that the ceiling in our carbon plant isn’t painted blue?” Things were quiet for an uncomfortable amount of time … at least long enough for Dick’s face to return to its natural color.
Jesus knows our true colors. He knows everything about us. As the Bible tells us in Isaiah 64:6, “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.” or in Romans 3:10, “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;”.
In spite of that, Jesus came to live among us and to provide salvation to all who profess Him as Lord and Savor. He will wash away our darkness and make us clean. Two verses that should give us all hope and peace are 1 John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” and 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Confess our sins and walk in the light as we are instructed. The rewards are worth it.
We pray for Butterfingers’ dad as he recovers from a stroke. Initial prognosis is very good.
3rd F at JUCO on March 28th starting at 7:00 am.