Weather: 75 degrees
PAX Saget, All-In, Olaf, Gru, Training Wheels, Mack, Urkel, Goober, Snyder, Minion, McFly
COP Burpees x 12 (only because no one was counting aloud), Arm circles forwards/backwards, Mericans x 10 and Curls for the Girls x 15 (2 sets with a lap around the tennis court)
The Thang: Due to poor planning last time I Q’d at the ditch there was still half a workout remaining to be completed. Mubble chatter was rampant today with pokes and prods at the Q, however that just encouraged more pain and punishment. So back to the 21-15-9 routine we have all come to love and understand.
Set 1: Shoulder to Shoulder press with a bear crawl transition to V ups and transition back via the same, PAX to hold plank until the six was in
Set 2: Side lunges single count with a crawl bear transition to Freddie Mercurys 4 count and transition back the same, PAX to perform SSH until the six was in
Set 3: Bear hug squats with a crab crawl transition to XOs 4count and transition back the same, PAX to pick a brother up to finish until the six was in (at this point Gru took the suggestion literally and drug several across the basketball court)
Mary: No Time
Announcements: Share the Load August 18 at 0800 (see events), Fundraiser for Stringbean’s daughter August 18 from 3-until, Men’s Hike interest meeting August 12 at 1800.
Pledge/Prayer/Devo: Prayers for Malachi (wee woo’s nephew), prayers for Help Desk’s back and Drs appointment today, and as always stronger marriages.
Scripture: A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity—Proverbs 17:17.“. . . though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
Moleskin: Excerpt from Wired Men’s Ministry via Facebook:
“I’ve got this.” It’s a phrase used often by men, in one form or another. We say it to ourselves; we say it to others. And, most times, we have got whatever “this” happens to be. Every once in a while, though, we encounter something we cannot handle, something we haven’t “got.” Of course, that doesn’t always diminish our willingness to make our “got this” claims still. You see, “I’ve got this” often originates from our need to project images of manliness and self-sufficiency. And so, “I’ve got this” can become a stubborn habit. Even when it becomes obvious to us (and maybe everyone else) that we, in fact, haven’t “got this,” we sometimes continue right on in our stubbornness, telling ourselves that—from now on—we simply must try harder.
The truth is, some things are too big for us. But, because truth isn’t always welcome, we often cry out to God instead: “Why can’t I get beyond this?” “Why won’t you help me?” Well, brother, he has helped. He’s given us what we need to overcome even seemingly intractable problems.While some things are too big for us alone, none is too big for Holy Spirit-infused communities of men—standing together, praying together, holding each other accountable, keeping one another encouraged.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but can’t seem to get around to doing? Is there something you’d desperately like to stop doing, but cannot? It is against such things that we must bring the power of community. So, now’s the time. Get control of your pride, put a name to that thing, and ask your brothers for help.
Personal: Swallow your pride and ask your brother for help in time of need, desperation, or indecision. God has given you wise counsel, pray for help and seek guidance.