Let It Glow!!

The Beatdown…
Station 1:

triple threat merkins


air squats

flutter kicks (4 count) 

Lap and Glow Stick Switch

Station 2:

 iron mikes (25 each leg)

mountain climbers (4 count)

leg raisers

Coupon curls 

Lap and Glow Stick Switch

Round 1 at each station: 40 reps each exercise (lap and glow stick swap)

Round 2: repeat with 30 reps (lap and stick)

Round 3: repeat with 20 reps(lap and stick)

Round 4: repeat with 30 reps  (lap and stick) 

3rd F:

While in Church last week, some guy talking up front made a profound statement that honestly made me feel a lot better about the Christmas season, and my thoughts concerning the gift of Jesus all together.  He said something to the tune of… “Jesus is the light during this season, and throughout every other season.” Id been thinking about that same thought a lot leading up to Christmas and Id been making that connection a lot ever since our family committed ourselves to following Jesus  during our baptism in August. To be honest, leading up to the baptism I had this sense of complacent calm that after we publicly pronounced our faith as a family… the commitment was openly made and the path with Jesus would just appear naturally, easily, and fluidly. While some of what I thought would happen was true, what took me by surprise was the overwhelming challenge that would hit me soon after. This path was going to be rewarding in so many ways, but it would not be without it’s hurdles, because the road bumps that I once ignored and dodged, or solved by taking the easy solution, now presented them selves as an obstacle that I had to handle in a way that He would be proud of. Take for example us… we’re all members of a society in which we’re trying to do the best we can. And with that, we have a huge responsibility to be a faithful role model. And to piggy back off whirlybird… your kids (and everybody else around you both old and young) do watch you. When you cuss when you smash a finger, when you lose your temper in traffic, when you tell your wife you love her and make her tea in the morning, when you own up to a mistake, and even when you think their eyes are closed with you during prayer… They’re always watching to see what they can learn from you. The big questions is, what are you showing them? From that knowledge I think it’s important that we own, accept, and embrace the challenge of not only knowing about the Lord, but truly walking so instep with Him so that anybody who’s watching knows exactly where you stand, and the sense of security and resolve that a Christ centered life gives you. Coupled with that incredible challenge is understanding and admitting that things aren’t always easy, we screw up… and we aren’t perfect. There’s an amazing path laid out in front of all of us that leads to forgiveness and salvation. That being said, the path that is laid out will lead you to challenges, tests worse than those in a 7th grade science class, and even some rejection and sadness that will test everything you stand for. The guidance and comfort that Jesus provides can give you what you need to conquer all of that. If it’s being a leader…. His words teach about that. If it’s guiding your children…. His lessons are perfect for that. If it’s being a better husband, there’s many important lessons to learn in the Bible, and if it’s commitment to a healthier life that serves as an example to our friends, family, and community (and possibly leads to a sweet patch) there’s wisdom about that too. So what stands in our way??? A commitment to taking that next step, embracing the challenge as one that YOU need to tackle, and walking with Him in order to meet your goal. Accept the challenge, own the challenge, embrace all of life’s hardships as a chance to learn and be blessed. Romans 8:18 reads “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”  A new year is upon us, and if you happen to stumble on your path or fall into darkness in 2023, Get back up into the light and move forward even faster, because He’s got your back, and those who are watching you will follow. 

Workout Continued…

  • Finish up as many reps at last station as possible with lap and stick swap in between.
  • Chappie lap to cool down!

Announcements and Prayer Time

Santa Claus is Coming to The Aegis

F3 First State 12.24.2022


Cherry Pickers – 24 reps

Moroccan Night Club – 24 reps

Side Straddle Hops – 24 reps

Alternating Shoulder Taps – 24 reps

Mosey to Fire House

Bolt 45 with Coupons

24 Alternating Mercins with Coupon

Curls for Girls – (10 reps, 20 reps, 20 reps, 10 reps)

Wall Sit with Coupon while Team Member walks up stairs with coupon shipping a step.  Hit all steps on the way down.

Murder Bunnie Relay

3rd F “Christ in Christmas”

What is the meaning of Christmas?  For me as a kid it was being dragged to Mass on Christmas Eve and ripping open presents on Christmas Day while spending time with Family and eating food.  Now as a Father of 2 girls, it is more teaching my kids about the true meaning of Christmas.  I have learned from my kids going to Sunday School and Sunday service with me that they are being taught the right way to celebrate Christmas.  Keep Christ in Christmas.  My 5 year old MacKenzie told me when we asked her what she wanted from Santa, she said she wanted to be nice and donate gifts to kids who couldn’t afford gifts.  Caroline said she wanted a Hooverboard but also wanted to take her old toys and donate them to Casa San Francisco.  Think about ways we can do things ourselves:

  • Forgive someone you needed to forgive for a long time. 
  • Make sure to keep a Nativity Scene in your house and talk to your kids about the meaning of that display
  • Plan a charity event to help those less fortunate
  • Christmas morning instead of opening presents right away, read a Bible Verse like Matthew 1:18-25.  Or read a book to your kids about the meaning of Christmas.

Back on July 21st here in Aegis, I asked everyone to think of three things you wanted to accomplish by the end of the year.  How many of you did that?  What did you do?    

Mosey to the Circle

24 Big Boys

24 E2Ks

24 LBCs

24 Four Count Freddies

Name-o-Rama – Blue Pill, Quattro, Cinco, Bunt, Hoss, Woodstock, Pick, Biddie, Yukon, Bolt, Mr. Mom, Looney Tunes, Whirlybird, Semi, Deez, Beeker, Cinnabon, Ruxpin(200 Posts!). Chattahoochee, Chauffer, Chappie, Fireplex, and TRex on Q.

Trees Galore!!!

22 HIM beat the fartsack and braved the crisp air this morning! Quattro, Sink-O, Whirlybird, Pick, Lunchable, Bolt, Splinter, Singlet, Wood, Biddie, Hoss, Woodstock, Bunt, Semi, TRex, Ruxpin, Chattahoochee, Chaufer, Chappie, Probe, FirePlex, and Yukon.


  • 25 Side Straddle Hops (in cadence)
  • 15 Windmill (in cadence)
  • 20 Mountain Climbers (in cadence)
  • 15 Cherry Pickers (in cadence)
  • 15 Dancing Bears (in cadence)
  • 15 Side Straddle Hops (in cadence)-to please a late arrival
  • Twin Patriot Run to St. Michael’s Catholic Church

The Thang (Trees Galore)

  • Set #1 – 25 Merkins then Bear Crawl to 2nd tree. 20 Merkins then Bear Crawl to 3rd tree. 15 Merkins then Bear Crawl to 4th tree. 10 Merkins then Bear Crawl to 5th tree. 5 Merkins then plank for the 6.
  • Set #2 – Toy Soldier Set (50/25/15) then Jail Break to end tree. Toy Soldier Set (40/20/12) then Jail Break to opposite end tree. Toy Soldier Set (30/10/9) then hold 6″ for 6.
  • Set #3 – 25 Squats then Walking Lunges to 2nd tree. 20 Squats then Walking Lunges to 3rd tree. 15 Squats then Walking Lunges to 4th tree. 10 Squats then Walking Lunges to 5th tree. 5 Squats then Al Gore for 6.
  • Sharing of the Third F
  • Set #4 – 10 Burpees then Nur to middle tree. 8 Burpees then Nur to end tree. 6 Burpees then Nur to middle tree. 4 Burpees then Nur to end tree. 2 Burpees then plank for 6.
  • Mosey back to Circle
  • Set #5 – 25 Flutter Kicks (in cadence). 20 Gas Pumpers (in cadence). 15 Hello Dollys (in cadence). 15 4 Count Freddies (in cadence)

Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT

Third F – Character

Everyone has Character. Everyone is a Character. We can be a character and still have a good character. Character is not necessarily what we think of ourselves but what others think of us. What kind of character do we have? What are we doing to contribute positively in society, our houses, our jobs, etc? What do people think of when they hear our names or see us walk in a room? I have watched Lunchable from birth for 16 plus years and I know his good character. I grew up with Quattro, yes he is a character, but he has a great character. I don’t know everyone in this group as well as I know Quattro, but what I see of this group of men is that character runs deep in each of us! We have kids (ours and others) looking at us for an example, men in this group see what we do, folks outside this group are definitely watching us, folks in our workplaces and places of worship, family members. How are we living our lives and what do people see when they see us? Woodstock contributed: Character is what do you do when no one is watching. What kinds of websites do we visit when we are alone? Good points, Woodstock! I appreciate the help brother.


Order from Chaos

12/6/22 Looney Tunes on Q


Cherry Pickers.

Bend and Reach

Whirly Bird Grinder

Marraccan Night Club

Quattro’s Pickle Pumpers (or is it Pickle Pounders?)

Mountain Climbers 20

Phase 1 Mosey to…

Get a Coupon (approximately 50 feet)

Phase 1

Coupon Swing – Swing – Land 10

Coupon Overhead Walk to other side of parking lot.

20 Decline Merkins- feet on Coupon

Coupon Overhead Walk to other side of parking lot.

Repeat 3 Times each then Plank and wait for the 6.

Phase 2 – Super Set. Partner Up, Abs, Strength, Farmers Carry

Explained like this, partner up. One Partner Farmer Carries both blocks to other end of parking lot. Other Partner does 50 Big Boys, then switch. Next round its big boys, then repeat. 2 rounds of each 4 total. This was not very clear The intention was:

Partner 1: Farmers Carry Both Coupons to End of Parking Lot and Back.

Partner 2: does 50 BIG boys

When partner 1 returns Switch

Partner 1: does 50 BIG boys

Partner 2: Farmers Carry Both Coupons to End of Parking Lot and Back.


Partner 1: Farmer Carry Both Coupons to End of Parking Lot and Back.

Partner 2 does 50 Wide Grip Merkins


Partner 1 does 50 Wide Grip Merkins

Partner 2 Farmers Carry to End of Parking Lot and Back.


This is where the Chaos began, it looked great on Paper but many men found confusion. I had the men line up in a row, and partner up. Then I explained the exercise. As Q, I was not clear in my initial description. Since all the men were spread accross the corners could not hear me as well. Some men split the 50 merkins and 50 big boys between them. Some teams did not repeat the set and only did 50 of each, not 100. This was my fault for not being clear that there were 4 rounds total, 100 of each exercise for each HIM.

3rd F Create Order from Chaos

A big take away I had from the Maine Event I went to a few months ago was from Lex Robinson. A simple idea, as men we must Create Order from Chaos. As god did when creating the earth. The chaos and confusion on today’s workout was great to illustrate this point, although it wasn’t intentional! Bills are chaos? Organize them. Work is chaos, systemetize the processes. Family is disorganized, pull out the Calendar and the pen and paper.

Finally Finished with the LEG BREAKING


Coupons in hand, a recommendation was made to lift the coupons over head. The Q couldnt even breathe when doing the BLOCK 45.


Turkey Day Wobble

PAX: Spaceman, Doodle, Quattro, Wood, Beaker, Woodstock, Semi, Draggin, Deez, Nutz, Draggo, Yukon, Schwartz, Cinco, Bolt, TRex, LooneyTunes, Mr Mom, Spreader, Focker, Hoss, Toad, YourEn8, Hotdog, Bunt, Ruxpin, Chatahoochee, Chauffer, Fireplex, Whirlybird

DATE : 11/24/2022

AO: CHOP, Milton, Delaware

QIC: WhirlyBird


Side straddle hops x5 IC

Hips circles oyo ea direction x10

Knee circles oyo ea direction x10  

Cherry pickers x10 IC

Jitsu knees and hips x20 oyo


Set a repeating timer for 2:30 to complete the following: All PAX completed ten total rounds

  • Run 100 yards 
  • 10 x wide merkins
  • 10 x normal merkins
  • 10 x diamond merkins 
  • AMRAP burpees (trying to get to 100 total)

3rd F ——> Small quote about children and how to be a better parent by listening to them. For most, it’s the first time they’ve seen or done whatever it is they are trying to show you, so act surprised… act as if you would want someone to act if you showed them something for the first time! (See picture posted below)

DAKOTA LOUIS MEYER – Medal of Honor Recipient -What an absolute STUD of a Marine! The guy kept going back for more and then even got out of his truck on foot (Basically asking for more when the enemy couldn’t take him out, See below)

Plank Off Game 

Divide into two teams, facing each other.  Starting on same line, 

  • Run back to a cone (approximately 20 yards away)
  • Do the prescribed work there
  • Return to starting line and get into plank
  • Must hold plank until entire team is back
  • If you drop plank, you run to 20 yd cone over again (just run to cone and back/ no exercises) 
  • Winning team now adds 2 burpees before they can run to 20 yard cone on next round
  • 1st round/ 10 big boys, 2nd round/ 10 squats, 3rd round/ 10 burpees

Reaction Tag 

Split group into two teams.  Team 1 and Team 2.

Line in middle of parking lot is divider.  I will throw dice:

  • if it lands on an odd number team 1 takes off running back to their safe zone (Approximately 20 yards away) while team 2 attempts to catch them.  
  • If dice lands on even number, team 2 runs back to their safe zone (Approximately 20 yards away) while team 1 tries to catch them. 

(You must run to safe zone in a straight line so nobody gets hurt!!!!) 

**** If you get caught, you must complete 2 burpees ****


  • Number-Rama: 30 PAX won THAT FIRST BATTLE and posted in yet another glorious Gloom on a National Holiday! Way to get after it gentlemen and even better…. A new record in the books for attendance!
  • Name-O-Rama
  • Announcements: Memorial Day this year will be on none other than a Monday and we are looking forward to it.
    – Couple guys advised that they are looking forward to March Merkin Madness
  • PRAYERS: Several requests which were addressed and a prayer indeed for all of our soldiers overseas who can’t be home on Thanksgiving day… we pray that they find the courage and are safe in everything that they do/are doing to keep us safe!

What a blast that was had by all!

Gambler Man

October 11, 2022

AO – CHOP, Milton, Delaware

QIC – Whirlybird

Pax: Deez, Drago, Beeker, Bunt, Nutz, Trex, Quattro, Ruxpin, ToySoldier, Pooh, Cheaffer, Chappie, Probe, Fireplex, Streudal, Wildwing, Whirlybird


Side straddle hops – 3 (Yep, thats enough)

Prop strikes – 4 count – feet spread shoulder width apart, one arm in air, twist body

Iron grinder – 4 count – touch toes in plank 

Hip circles – 10 ea way oyo 

Knee circles – 10 ea way oyo 

Bolt 45s w/ arms off legs – led by Fireplex

The Thang

Split into teams of 3… Gather up and face another team.  You will count 3,2,1 and then one person from each team will pick a number 1 thru 10 and shout it out at the same time, (Highest number wins, but both teams will have to do the reps their team shouted out).  Whatever team picked the highest number is penalized, therefore you have to run to roadway and back as the losing teams face off while waiting for the winners to get back. Once you reach a total of 50 total points, you can hold plank. the following were the exercises that need completing;

Carolina Dry Docks 

Big boys  


Air squats 

Overhead shoulder presses 

Blockie curls 

Mike Tyson’s  


Plank jacks 

Forward lunges from grass to light poles and then reverse lunges (walking backward while facing forward) back to the grass

Third F

  1. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  2. Be a man of your word. Make a promise keep it.
  3. Competence under stress cannot be created after emergencies occur.
  4. After writing an angry email or post, read it carefully. Then delete it.
  5. Give credit. Take the blame.
  6. Add value everywhere you go.
  7. Change the world, don’t let it change you.
  8. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
  9. Always leave something better than you found it. 

Medal Of Honor – Major General Patrick Brady (see link below for more information)


Rinse and repeat, only now the winning team does 20 burpees instead of running to the road (ran out of time on this).

Bolt 45’s led by Fireplex


9.3.2022 AEGIS Beatdown

F3 Baseball Themed Workout


Side Straddle Hops – 30 reps

Cherry Pickers – 20 reps

Compass Squats – 30 reps

Alternating Shoulder Taps – 20 reps

50 LBCs

Mosey to Baseball Field

7 of Diamonds – Performed on a large diamond (i.e. a square); we use the outside of a baseball field, but any large area will work. For the first round, do 7 reps of an exercise (burpees) at each of the 4 corners with a mosey (or sprint) in between corners. Each round, increase by 7 reps with a different exercise each round, for a total of 4 rounds. Round 2, 14 four count flutter kicks at each of the 4 corners. Round 3, 21 merkins at each of the 4 corners. Round 4, 28 squats at each of the 4 corners. Round 5, 21 merkins at each of the 4 corners. Round 6, 14 flutter kicks at eac of the 4 corners. Round 7, 7 burpees at each of the 4 corners.

3rd F

Everything that has been holding me back is about to leave my life.  I am ready and able to make the necessary changes in my life to push myself to the next level.  My future is bright and full of blessings just waiting for me to arrive and receive them.  Daily Affirmation from ThirdEyeThoughts on Instagram.  There have been times in my life where I felt something or someone was holding me back from getting promoted, making Captain on the Baseball Team, or being a better person.  Don’t let feelings hold you back on what you want. 

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plant to give you hope and a future.”

Goes back to my last Q, how many of you wrote down things you want to accomplish by the end of the year? 

Mosey to the Circle

25 Big Boys

15 E2Ks Each side

Name-o-Rama – Bolt, Itty Bitty, Yukon, Pick, Softy, FNG, Bunt, Lunchables, Wood, Bitty(?), Whirlybird, Spreader, Mr. Mom, Chattahoocie, Chauffer, Probe, Fireplex, Bubba, T-Rex on Q for Semi.

The Bloody Tour De Riverfront

13 HIM braved the misty morning and showed up at the Gritmill for a VQ….

QIC- Dunkin 


We are just a group of men who lead others, there are no professionals here, you have to pay for them, this is free. If your sue happy spill your Dunkin coffee but don’t confuse them with me cause I and we don’t have anything and your being told you can’t sue any of us. If you can’t do something we are doing tailor it for yourself, but do something and get stronger 

1 minute- On your belly for sleepy man’s (superman) 

20- Merkins

20-cherry pickers

20- fairy jacks 

The Thang

Tour de Bloody Riverfront

Mosey down the river walk 

Checkpoint #1 (at the park)

50 dips 

20 Freddie Mercury OYO

Mosey to checkpoint #2

Checkpoint #2 big round about (8 sides)

10 merkins 

10 diamond merkins 

At each side of the round about

Mosey to checkpoint #3 

Checkpoint #3 small round about (6 sides)

20 squats 

30 big boys

At each side of the round about

Third F 

Coach John Scolinos at a Confrence…..

“Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?” After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches,” more question than answer.

“That’s right,” he said. “How about in Babe Ruth? Any Babe Ruth coaches in the house?”

Another long pause.

“Seventeen inches?”came a guess from another reluctant coach.

“That’s right,” said Scolinos. “Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?” Hundreds of hands shot up, as the pattern began to appear. “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?”

“Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident.

“You’re right!” Scolinos barked. “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?”

“Seventeen inches!” we said, in unison.

“Any Minor League coaches here? How wide is home plate in pro ball?”

“Seventeen inches!”

“RIGHT! And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major Leagues?”

“Seventeen inches!”

“SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls. “And what do they do with a a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?” Pause. “They send him to Pocatello!” he hollered, drawing raucous laughter.

“What they don’t do is this: they don’t say, ‘Ah, that’s okay, Jimmy. You can’t hit a seventeen-inch target? We’ll make it eighteen inches, or nineteen inches. We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of hitting it. If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.’”


“Coaches …”


” … what do we do when our best player shows up late to practice? When our team rules forbid facial hair and a guy shows up unshaven? What if he gets caught drinking? Do we hold him accountable? Or do we change the rules to fit him, do we widen home plate?

The chuckles gradually faded as four thousand coaches grew quiet, the fog lifting as the old coach’s message began to unfold. He turned the plate toward himself and, using a Sharpie, began to draw something. When he turned it toward the crowd, point up, a house was revealed, complete with a freshly drawn door and two windows. “This is the problem in our homes today. With our marriages, with the way we parent our kids. With our discipline. We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards. We widen the plate!”

Pause. Then, to the point at the top of the house he added a small American flag.

“This is the problem in our schools today. The quality of our education is going downhill fast and teachers have been stripped of the tools they need to be successful, and to educate and discipline our young people. We are allowing others to widen home plate! Where is that getting us?”

Silence. He replaced the flag with a Cross.

“And this is the problem in the Church, where powerful people in positions of authority have taken advantage of young children, only to have such an atrocity swept under the rug for years. Our church leaders are widening home plate!”

Something we forget quite often because we are stuck on meeting the “requirements” of just knowing the most popular verse of the Bible instead of sticking to the chapter, book, or the 17inches, an important part, if not the most important part, of that follows in the next verse….

John 3:17 “for god did not send his only son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” 

Mosey back to Gritmill for 

Number-Rama, COT 


-Monday workouts (Memorial Day/Labor Day….both on Monday this coming year)

-VQ’s this month and VQ Warmups at Chop and Gritmill


Chattahooche’s family 

Fireplex’s father and unspoken for friend

Jugs, Jugs, and more Jugs…

Date: 8/31/2022

QIC: MacDaddy

18 Outstanding HIM including one FNG beat the fartsack and showed up for a GritMil beat down. We had such a good turnout we had to overcome and adapt to our situation in order to have enough coupons for everyone. Big thanks to Chief Quattro for lending out various weighted objects to fulfill the order.

Side-Straddle-Hops X 20
Bolt 45s
Merkins X 20
Cherry Pickers x 20

The Thang
Mosey to Basketball “Field”

Round 1.
With 1 gallon jugs
50 Bicep Curls
Sprint to opposite end of B-Ball court, 5 Burpees
NUR back to start and 50 Bicep Curls
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

Round 2.
With 1 Gal Jugs
50 Overhead Shoulder Presses
Walking lung to opposite end of B-ball court, 5 Burpees
NUR Back to start and 50 Overhead Shoulder Presses.
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

Round 3.
With 1 gal jugs, lay flat on back for 50 tri-cep extensions (Skull Crushers) with 1 gal jugs
Scissor run to other side of B-ball court, 5 Burpees.
Scissor run back to Start, 50 Tri-Cep extensions with 1 gal jugs.
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

Round 4.
With 1 Gal jugs 50 Juggerbell Swings with squat.
Tightrope Walk with arm out to other side of B-Ball Court, 5 Burpees
NUR back to start for 50 Juggerbell Swings
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

3rd F
Being a Man who Leads

In the Bible Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 11, where he says, “The man is the head of the woman…For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man, for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. This is Paul upholding the concept of a man’s leadership in the family by appealing to the order of creation, and the fact that man was created first, then the woman as a helper to man. Later on in Ephesians Paul addresses a married man’s role as head of his own home. Paul establishes that God’s design is that the husband is “the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church”. Then the bible gives specific instructions on how husbands are to fulfill their leadership role, beginning with the important command: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loves the church”.

Let’s think about the for a second. How much does Jesus love His church. This love would be described as a sacrificial, purifying, caring, unbreakable, Christ-like love. Christ’s love for the church is a model for husbands to follow, and is a living illustration of the redemptive love of Christ. One of the greatest act of love anyone could do for another is to sacrifice their own life for them. (Acts 20:28 – Christ purchased the church with His own Blood).

Now the question to ask is, if we are to love our wives with that same kind of love, how to we compare? Well, the answer is we all fall short, and we do not even come close. But that’s okay, because Christ has set the standard, so we now know where to aim.

Some more questions we could ask ourselves is:

How are we sacrificial in our own home?

Are we so self-focused that we are not aware of the needs in our home?

Are we willing to sacrifice our time to listen to & comfort our wives and provide emotional and physical security?

Who is the spiritual leader in the home?

If you are a Christian man, then you will recognize that success in your home is far more important than success in your career.

So when we leave here today, let’s note where it all begins, with the command, “Husbands, love your wives”.

C.H. Spurgeon said,

“A husband loves his wife with a constant love, and so does Christ his church. He will not cast her away tomorrow having loved her today. He does not vary in his affection. He may change in his display of affection, but the affection itself is still the same. A husband loves his wife with an enduring love; it will never die out. He says, “Tell death us do part will I cherish thee”, but Christ will not let death part his love to his people. Nothing shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

So gents, with that said, we now know God’s standard when it comes to being a Godly husband, a leader in our home, and a father to our children. Let’s use that in our life to better serve our family.

We are foundation builders!!!

9 PAX and 1 FNG conquered the fartsack this morning and made it to this morning’s rainy murky Gloom, in order to work on our foundation.
Semi, Rooty, Spreader, Waterboy, Dunkin, Turtle, Ruxpin, Gecko, MacDaddy, and FNG

Warm- Up
Cherry Pickers
Butts Kicks 1 Min OYO

The Thang

Step off from GritMil, Indian run to Avenue Methodist Church parking lot. Runner from back sprints ahead holding a large dice, then when in front of pack, HIM pass the dise back to last man, then run, rinse, and repeat.

Arrival at church parking lot, HIM split into teams of 2. Runners and Crunchers. Runners roll dice for core exercises, and then take off for a lap around the church. Crunchers do rolled exercise until the 6 is in. Rabbit runners will join crunchers until the 6 is in, then switch sides, run, rinse, and repeat.

Several moseys around the church parking lot followed by various dice rolled core exercises.

American Hammers
Plank Jacks
Shoulder Taps
Freddie Mercury’s
Big Boys

Break for Third F

Matthew 7:24-29

24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and its collapse was great.”

Here in Matthew 7, Jesus speaks of the parable of the two houses. One was built on the rock, and the other was built on the sand. When a huge storm came, both houses were hit with the same storm, but the one built on the rock never moved, and the one built on the sand was wrecked and destroyed.

The builders of these houses, built their homes with the same materials, the same quality, and the same specs, except for the foundation on what they were built on. The foundation is what made the difference in this situation. In comparison, it takes hard work to build your house on a good foundation, and it is very easy to build your house on the sand.

The house build on the rock represents the individual who loves Christ and follows him. They invest their lives in the pursuit of Christlikeness. 1 Corinthians 1:11 says, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”

The house built on the sand represents the foolish builder who looks the part, and is polished on the outside. However, he deceived himself thinking that everything would be okay when trials would come his way. He had nothing to anchor him down, he heard God’s word, but never put it into practice or lived it out. There was no true evidence that this individual grounded himself in the teaching and principles of Jest Christ.

So gentlemen, we are all guaranteed to have a severe storm come into our lives. In fact, God says that we will endure trials, but when it comes, will we be grounded in Him? The only way we will not budge is if we have built of lives on our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

So, let’s take a step back today, and look at our foundation. Let’s do an inspection of our life, and see where we are at. Where are our priorities, are we just hearing God’s word, or are we living it out in our life?

James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

Mosey Back to the Gritmil via Indian Run for Name-O-Roma/COT

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