Semi fun

QIC: Semi

15 seal jacks i/c
15 seal waves i/c
10 toy Soldier i/c
10 hip circles each direction oyo
10 mountain man pooper i/c

The Thang

Mosey to bridge by surf bagel.

Lt. Dan halfway up, Dan Lt. The other half
Side shuffle across bridge, switch facing direction halfway
Nur across bridge
Using benchs by new playground
15 bench squats oyo
20 derkins
30 urkins

3rd F
Hit on United’s men’s night.
The pastor talked about what is you scoreboard?
Money, promotions, success?
It should be:
Legacy, relationships, family

Attempted 5 swerkins on boat chain
Karaoke across bridge, switching facing direction halfway

Moved to the bocce court
15 pretzel sticks oyo
Not so easy lazy boy
20 gas pumpers i/c
Found a bench close to the bocce court
15 split squats oyo per leg
Bolt 45 Semi style
First 15, sumo
Second 15, feet 6″ apart
Last 15, high decline in bocce court

Toy Soldier set
50 lbcs
25 E2K per side
15 big boys

20 4 count Freddie i/c

Mosey back to AO


5 HIM showed today: Shutter, Sherlock, Roscoe, Ruxpin, Semi

Don’t Wear White After Labor Day

Congrats to Chattahoochee for 100 Posts. You would have thought he would have stood up to accept the recognition.
Congrats to Sherlock for 100 Posts. Never know where he might be lurking.
Congrats to Probe on accepting the duty of Site Q at the CHOP. Please outlaw ranger panties.
Guest appearance by Hot Dawg to collect the school supplies. Great job everyone!! Hot Dawg promises to attend more.

Date: 09/05/2023

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

Pax: Hot Dawg, Whirlybird, Sherlock, Toy Soldier, Chattahoochee, Probe, Fireplex

QIC: Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

Bolt 45’s IC (4 Count) – 15 squats to halfway down.  15 squats halfway to full down.  15 full squats.

Imperial Walkers – 15 IC

Hydraulic Squats – 10 IC (6 Count)

Mosey .20 miles to “Oh Hill No”

The Thang

Nur up “Oh Hill No”, Bear Crawl down and complete 10 Burpees, 10 Squats, 10 Merkins & 10 Big Boys.  Plank for the 6.  Crawl Bear up the hill, Bear Crawl down and complete 10 Burpees, 10 Squats, 10 Merkins & 10 Big Boys.  Plank for the 6. A break was taken for the F3 message (see message below). Last Round was a Dragon Crawl up the hill, Bear Crawl down and complete 10 Burpees, 10 Squats, 10 Merkins & 10 Big Boys

Mosey .20 miles back to CHOP.  A toy soldier set of 100 LBC’s, 50 E2K’s (Each Side), and 25 Big Boys completed the beatdown.

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the Circle of Trust.  Please keep all our HIM in your thoughts and prayers.  

F3 Message 09/05/23


Friday, July 27, 2012

When someone in our house felt overworked or unfairly overloaded, sometimes you’d hear them say, kiddingly I think, “Hey, I thought Lincoln freed the slaves!” Well, actually, I think the members of our family might have been right about all of us. We do need an update on that Emancipation Proclamation. In fact, you might be surprised who the slaves are today, and the slave master. The slaves are nice people, successful people; maybe someone like you.

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “Freeing the Slaves.”

Now, our word for today from the Word of God is found in Deuteronomy 5:12. Now, this is the second time around to a new generation of Jews that the Ten Commandments are given. In the original Ten Commandments it said that you are to keep the Sabbath Day holy – a day of rest. But notice there is a new addition this time; I’ll read it to you.

“Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy as the Lord your God has commanded you.” Now, that’s pretty much the same as the first time around in Exodus 20. “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant…”

Now, this sort of closes up the loophole, saying, “Okay, I won’t work, I’ll just get the other guys to do it.” It goes on to say, “…no, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals.” Now, just in case you had a visitor in the house and you were going to have him mow the lawn for you, it says, “…not the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore, the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.”

Now, get this command here. He talks about our working life, he acknowledges that we are going to be working much or most of the time, but then He says, “It is my commandment that you get regular rest and regular worship during that time.” Then He goes back to the subject of slavery. He says, “There was a time, my people, when you had no choice about working all the time. You were slaves then. There was a time when you had to work without rest, but now you can choose, and I want you to choose regularly, on a weekly basis, to stop and rest and stop all the busyness around you and bring it to a halt.”

Now He’s saying, “Don’t lose your priorities now that you can choose to rest.” You know, in our world today we are like all accelerator and no brakes. We’re living lives without Sabbaths. They’re supposed to be part of the created order of God. Think about your own life; the rat race; the gerbil wheel you run on. Your times off maybe are getting farther apart, they’re shorter. Your family is beginning to feel your absence because you’ve been running to work so much. You’ve piled one commitment on top of another, so you can’t ever stop. And you’ve got so many competing commitments, there’s just no time to rest. There’s little time left just to crash, to play, to laugh, to think, to meet your Lord. You’re not doing your work; you are your work.

Stand back, would you? There’s a better way to live with regular rest as ordained by Almighty God. Otherwise, you’re a slave. You’re a slave to your work. Don’t live in violation of God’s command to rest. The alternative is slavery. And remember, Jesus freed the slaves.

Respectfully Submitted,


A Grand Old Focker

DATE: 14 JUNE 2023

QIC: Focker

YHC took the Q today on the 248th birthday of the United States Army and the day we honor the flag of this great nation. The warm up consisted of 6 exercises for 14 repetitions since today is 6/14. The beatdown consisted of 8 exercises for 31 repetitions each for a total of 248 repetitions to honor the 248th birthday of the US Army. After completion of all 8 exercises we did a short lap in the parking lot. After the last round of exercises we completed a long lap and ended the beatdown with a Sherlock Shuffle. We completed 3 rounds of the 8 exercises. Upon completion of the COT all HIM present lined up and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.


Hip Circles – 7 each direction

Moroccan Night Club – 14 IC

Turn & Bounce – 14 IC

Cherry Pickers – 14 IC

Windmill – 14 IC

SSH – 14 IC




LBCs – 31

DIPs – 31






3 RD F:


America’s Revolutionary War began on 19 April 1775 with exchanges of musketry between British regulars and Massachusetts militiamen at Lexington and Concord. As their fellow citizen soldiers from New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island responded to the alarm, a state of war existed between the four colonies and the British government. Called the Army of Observation, a force of New Englanders surrounded Boston and had the British troops who occupied it under siege, but they needed help. They appealed to delegates who represented all thirteen colonies to join them in the struggle for American liberty.

When the delegates to the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia on 10 May, they soon learned that armed men commanded by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold had captured the British forts at Ticonderoga and Crown Point on Lake Champlain in New York. The constitutional crisis, in which Americans sought a redress of grievances from the British king and Parliament, had become open hostilities. The delegates realized that even though many desired reconciliation, they would now have to address the new military situation. The Congress took the next step that eventually transformed a local rebellion into a war for independence when it established the Continental Army: the force we know today as the U.S. Army.

On 14 June 1775, Congress “Resolved, That six companies of expert riflemen, be immediately raised in Pennsylvania, two in Maryland, and two in Virginia… [and] as soon as completed, shall march and join the army near Boston, to be there employed as light infantry, under the command of the chief Officer in that army.”

The delegates then prescribed an oath of enlistment that required the soldiers to swear:

“I have, this day, voluntarily enlisted myself, as a soldier, in the American continental army, for one year, unless sooner discharged: And I do bind myself to conform, in all instances, to such rules and regulations, as are, or shall be, established for the government of the said. Army.”

The next day Congress voted to appoint George Washington “to command all the Continental forces” and began laying the foundation for “the American army.”

The Origins of Flag Day

That the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation. 

This was the resolution adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The resolution was made following the report of a special committee which had been assigned to suggest the flag’s design.  A flag of this design was first carried into battle on September 11, 1777, in the Battle of the Brandywine. The American flag was first saluted by foreign naval vessels on February 14, 1778, when the Ranger, bearing the Stars and Stripes and under the command of Captain Paul Jones, arrived in a French port. The flag first flew over a foreign territory in early 1778 at Nassau, Bahama Islands, where Americans captured a British fort.

Both President Wilson, in 1916, and President Coolidge, in 1927, issued proclamations asking for June 14 to be observed as the National Flag Day. But it wasn’t until August 3, 1949, that Congress approved the national observance, and President Harry Truman signed it into law.




Announcements: Labor Day beatdown at the boardwalk on Labor Day. Sherlock will post more about kickball tournament. Prayer requests: Quattros father-in-law and family, Ruxpins M and family, my son and his upcoming surgery. All the unspoken needs and intentions of all HIM present and the HIM in our group.

Non Dominant Kickball

QIC: Semi

20 seal jacks i/c
15 seal waves i/c
10 mountain man pooper i/c
30 marrocan nightclub i/c
10 Imperial walkers i/c

The Thang

Mosey to back parking lot of Milton elementary
Split into teams
Kick with non dominant foot
Throw with non dominant hand
Pitcher rolls ball with dominant hand
Mosey back to CHOP

3Rd F

Don’t fret over the little things.

Round of Mary
20 hello dollies i/c
20 Sitting gas pumpers i/c


Ruxpin received his patch for 100 workouts this year.

11 HIM showed today: Semi, Fireplex, Chattahoochee, Toy Soldier, Pooh, Wood, Woodstock, Bunt, Sherlock, Probe, Ruxpin

Gone to the Bank…

F3 Workout 5/10/23
AO: GritMil
PAX: 8
PAX Names: Sherlock, Whirlybird, Focker, Spreader, Deez, TimeClock, Ruxpin, MacDaddy.
QIC: MacDaddy
FNGs: o 🙁

Back Blast:

Warm –O-Roma
SSH X 20
Cherry Pickers x 10
Burpee Humpers X 10
Bolt 45s

The Thang:

¼ Mile Mosey to Old Wilmington Trust Bank parking lot by way of “The price is right run”.

Break into teams of two, one HIM conducts designated exercise on the wall while the other Bear Crawls ¼ way of parking lot, then NURs the rest. Then 10 SSH, 1 Burpee Humper, mossy back to their partner for the switch. Each round increases one burpee humper for a total 10 burpees humpers.

Wall Exercises:
Tri-cep dips on wall for 200 reps combined with partner.
Single leg lunges on wall (switch on 10 for each leg) for combined 200 reps.
Derkins on the wall for 200 reps.

3rd F:
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
(In everything, give thanks).
When is it easiest to be thankful? When things are going good, right? I find this to be very true in my own life. Maybe it’s good news that a particular test was negative, may something like our response after we find our keys. (O thank God). It is certainly easier to praise God when you are happy, you and your family are healthy and comfortable, and life is going great.
Well, it is just as important, if not more important, to thank Him in the midst of trials, when things are not going well, when our health is under attack, when there is something going on that drains us and puts all our focus on that hardship.
Here in 1 Thessalonians, Paul tells the church at Thessalonica to rejoice always and give thanks in all circumstances. Why is this so important for Paul to inform the church and us? Maybe they were acting thankless, or showing a lack of appreciation towards God. The reality is and sometimes it’s hard to hear, but God is in control of all things and always has a plan for us. The trials we face are not pointless, they may serve a bigger purpose than what we can understand. Sometimes God calls us to suffer, and sometimes God brings us overwhelming joy, but ultimately, God calls us to a lifetime of continual thankfulness. As the bible verse says, It is God’s will that we give thanks.
Let take a quick moment to go around and mention one thing that we are thankful for.

¼ mile “The price is Right Mosey” back to AO for COT


GRIT MILL 3/22/2023












Benvenuto Boob Job

DATE: 9 MARCH 2023

QIC: Focker

YHC took his Q today on day 65 of his 75 Hard and his 50th workout of the year. Being that it is March Merkin Madness in the F3 First State my workout was focused on merkins and leg work. A daily principle of 75 Hard is reading 10 pages of a self help book and I chose to share from a book I’ve been reading titled ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear for the focus of my 3rd F.


  • X15 IC SSH
  • x15 IC Imperial Walkers
  • x10  Fwd Arm Circles
  • x10  Bwd Arm Circles
  • x10 Hip Circles each direction
  • x10 Knee Circles each direction
  • x15 IC Seal Claps


  • x10 OYO Merkins
  • x10 OYO Diamond Merkins
  • — x15 IC SSH —
  • x10 OYO HR Merkins
  • x10 OYO Wide Merkins
  • — x15 IC Imperial Walkers —
  • x10 OYO Ranger Merkins
  • x10 OYO Crucible Merkins
  • — x15 IC Squats —
  • x10 OYO R Stagger Merkins
  • x10 OYO L Stagger Merkins

x15 each OYO:

  • Chinook Squats (3 overhead arm circles then squat)
  • Alt. Lunges
  • Jump Squats
  • Dead Lifts

Repeat all of the above x3
Total 240 Merkins, x225 Leg Exercises

3 RD F:

5 Life-Changing Lessons From Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits by James Clear is an excellent resource when it comes to guides on habit and behavior change.

In this book, Clear provides a highly effective, practical, and step-by-step framework to how to start good habits and how to end bad habits. This framework is based on the best techniques from behavioral science.

The purpose of the book is to help you achieve remarkable results more efficiently and methodically. It is filled with countless examples from smoking, reading, meditating, exercising, writing, biting nails, drinking more water, managing social media, sleep, and more.

If you’re looking to upgrade yourself and move towards becoming the best version of yourself, then Atomic Habits is a read for you.

1 — The Power of Compounding

“1% better every day for a year will compound to nearly 38 times better”.

1% really does matters over time. Clear begins the book with a very compelling story of a cycling coach who helped the British cycling team make lots of very small improvements which added up to big results.

Tiny changes in our habits can change the trajectory of our lives in ways that we can’t even notice until many years into the future looking back. In both good ways and bad. You are your habits. Far too often, we convince ourselves of one-night miracles or that massive success is only possible through massive actions. However, it is the tiny improvements, that aren’t even noticeable at first, that create incredible change.

If you make a very small 1% improvement in your health, your time management, or your relationships and keep that improvement over the next year or 365 days, that 1% improvement can really pay off. This can take off exponentially if you make a 1% improvement today, and then make another additional 1% improvement tomorrow, and repeat making these small improvements over the next year.

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day and yet the impact they deliver over the months and years can be enormous.

2 — Goals vs Systems

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of the systems”.

The way we generally think about goals is slightly flawed. We want to achieve something and hence go ahead and set a goal for ourselves, but we don’t think beyond. Often, we are so tunnel-visioned that we forget how to set up steps to achieve our goals and sometimes when we do reach our goals we don’t know what to do next.

Both successful and unsuccessful people have the same goals but only a select few achieve them. So then the question is what’s the difference between them and how important is setting up the right goals?

Fundamentally goals are about the results you want but systems are about the process that leads to it. Our systems can replace motivation with routine. For example, instead of telling yourself “I should do some exercise to get fit”, you’re saying “It’s Monday — time to exercise”.

3 — Change Your Identity

The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become.

The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity. True behavior change is identity change. The ultimate aim for any habit is to change your identity into something you want to become. So instead of an outcome-driven habit or action, you need to shift towards an identity-driven habit system

The Three Layers of Behavior Change:

  1. Outcomes: changing your results, e.g. losing weight. Most of the goals you set are at this level
  2. Process: changing your habits and systems, e.g. developing a meditation practice. Most of the habits you build live at this level
  3. Identity: changing your beliefs, e.g. your worldview or self-image. Most of the beliefs, assumptions, and biases you hold are associated with this level

4 — The Habit Loop

A habit is a behavior that has been repeated enough times to become automatic. Their ultimate purpose is to solve problems on an auto-pilot mode (with as little energy and thought as possible).

Any habit is essentially a feedback loop of four phases:

1 — Cue (Make it obvious): The starting point or simply, what triggers your brain to initiate a behavior. The bit of information that predicts a reward.

2 — Craving (Make it attractive): the motivational force behind every habit. You don’t crave the habit itself, but the change in state it leads to or the pleasure associated with it (e.g. you do not crave smoking a cigarette, you crave the feeling of relief it provides).

3 — Response (Make it easy): the actual habit/action you perform, as a thought or action. Whether a response occurs depends on how motivated you are and the amount of friction associated with the behavior. If the motivation is greater than the friction you need to overcome to perform the action this phase will be initiated.

4 — Reward (Make it satisfying): the end goal of every habit. We chase rewards because they satisfy our cravings and teach us which actions are worth remembering in the future.

Let’s apply these practical tips to someone who is looking to work out consistently.

Set your athletic clothes, shoes, water bottle and bag somewhere they are clearly visible in your room (cue). Follow a simple workout routine that’s fun and efficient that fits within your schedule (craving). Train at home, or choose a gym that is as close to home as possible (response). Log the workout in your journal or calendar. Progress makes you feel good (Reward).

5 — The Goldilocks Rule

“Start small, be consistent and keep moving”

It is important for us to not get carried away when setting goals and targets. Human motivation peaks right at the edge of comfort, just slightly challenging from their present abilities, neither too hard nor too easy. Therefore, it is important that whenever you are starting a new habit, the set expectations are not too insane. Build up slowly so that these new challenges keep you engaged and motivated.

Atomic Habits is useful to you if you want to develop better habits, quit bad ones or find ways to increase your motivation.




Announcements included: RovingRuckFest in The Boro tomorrow, Memorial Day is coming up, and the F3 Family ShamRuck on Friday March 17th in Lewes, meeting at the Library with a ruck to Dairy Queen. See Deez’ post on group me for further details.

Prayers were lifted up for our brother T-Rex and his father, Sherlock and his father, Fireplex and his father. Additional grace and strength was requested for all the unspoken needs for all HIM of F3 First State to continue to be men of leadership in their homes and communities.


Roll the Dice- Don’t Be Nice

We came to the BORO to roll the workout Dice, we had over 90 Squats! More than 3 Minutes of Crunches and named two FNGs.

The 3rd F was about the Book No More Mr. Nice Guy

Here’s some Key points from the book


  • A series of societal shifts have broken the bond between boys and their fathers.
  • Boys have grown up without a healthy male role model and have as a result adopted a feminized version of masculinity called the Nice Guy Syndrome.
  • Nice Guys force themselves to live according to a set of rules they have acquired in their childhood as a result of not getting their needs met.
  • The pattern goes like this: I have needs -> they’re not met, probably because I am bad -> I have to be good to get my needs met.
  • Nice Guys believe that they have to do everything well to satisfy everyone and get their needs met.
  • Doing so, they cut themselves from their core masculinity which prevents them from being happy and fulfilled.
  • They expect other people to fulfill their needs as a result of them being “good boys”, and become rageful and frustrated when they don’t.
  • To recover, Nice Guys must understand that they have to put their needs a priority, change the way they think and act, face their fears, and express themselves clearly.

What No More Mr. Nice Guy Talks About

No More Mr. Nice Guy is a book written by the psychiatrist Dr. Robert Glover. It explains how societal changes have led young boys to hopelessly seek everyone’s approval constantly. They try their best to be “good boys”, get split from their core masculine identity, and struggle in their daily lives as a result. The book is a proven method to help men reclaim their masculinity and get the life they desire.

I noticed lately that I had a tendency to lack assertiveness, so I read The Assertiveness Workbook but I didn’t find it good enough. I remember that No Mr. Nice Guy, which I read in 2017, was much better, so I decided to re-read it.

This book is by far the best book for men’s mental health.

10/10. If you’re a man and you’re struggling in your life, read it (do not let the ugliest cover in the history of books discourage you).

If you have never read it, do yourself a favor and buy a copy. Don’t read the summary.

If you have read it though, this is the best summary on the Internet (!!).



VQ Warmup: BAH Side Straddle Hop, Moroccan Night Club, Cherry Pickers


1 hop, 1 merkin, crawl bear back; 2 hops, 2 merkins, crawl bear back; 3-10 in the same fashion.


5-10-15-20-15-10-5 rep/set count: squats, merkins & big boys grouped in increasing/decreasing reps of 5.

between each set,: side shuffle right, mosie, side shuffle left, nur in a 100′ square.

THIRD F: TOOL LYRICS “SCHISM” and how this song related to my life and the importance of communication in all our relationships.


I know the pieces fit ’cause I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering. Fundamental differing
Pure intention *juxtaposed* will set two lovers souls in motion
Disintegrating as it goes testing our communication
The light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
We cannot seem to reach an end crippling our communication

I know the pieces fit ’cause I watched them tumble down
No fault, none to blame, it doesn’t mean I don’t desire to
Point the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple over
To bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication

The poetry that comes from the squaring off between
And the circling is worth it
Finding beauty in the *dissonance*

There was a time that the pieces fit, but I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering, strangled by our coveting
I’ve done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing
Doomed to crumble unless we grow, and strengthen our communication

(Cold, cold, cold)
Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion between supposed lovers
Between supposed brothers

I know the pieces fit [8x]

*SCHISM: split or division, separation, disharmony

*JUXTAPOSED: side by side

*DISSONANCE: lack of agreement


1 to 4 ratio of big boys to American hammers; 1-4, 2-8, 3-12………10-40.



DATE: 15 February 2023
QIC: Focker
11 PAX won the first battle of the day by getting out of bed and posting in the gloom for a beatdown. YHC has been undertaking the 75 Hard for 43 days now and has been doing extra workouts using the iFit app at home, which inspired todays HIIT beatdown. The beatdown uses a 5:1 work to rest ratio doing 50 seconds of an exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. The PAX will perform 5 exercises for 4 rounds.
• SSH – 25 IC

After two rounds YHC circled the PAX up for his 3rd F. Upon completion of the 3rd F all PAX circled up and completed the remaining 2 rounds.

3 RD F:
“I will never forsake you or abandon you.” Hebrews 13:5
Let’s face it, there is no way around it, we will all experience disappointment. It is a natural and normal part of life. We have high expectations for ourselves and others, but often, we don’t live up to those expectations.
Debbie is disappointed that she didn’t get the job that she thought was a perfect fit for her skills. She is disappointed in herself, the company and the process. Her disappointment turned into discouragement.
Bill is disappointed that after the undefeated season his baseball team enjoyed, they lost in the finals to a team they should have beaten. Bill is disappointed in himself, his teammates and coaches. He questioned whether he should return nex t season.
Sue thought she and Tom had the perfect marriage until the day Tom announced he was leaving her and the kids because he had fallen in love with his secretary. Sue’s disappointment turned quickly to depression and desperation.
Brian anxiously awaited the results from his surgery. He was disappointed when the surgeon told him that the cancer was worse than they expected. He was disappointed with the doctor and discouraged and angry with God.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” –Martin Luther King,Jr.
Yes, we will all experience disappointment.
So what can we do when we experience disappointment? And, how do we keep from becoming discouraged or depressed?
Here are some thoughts:
Take some time to grieve. Often these disappointments are devastating. They require time to heal, to reflect, and to try to understand. Know, however, as St. Paul tells us in Romans, We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. (8:28)
Examine our Perspective and expectations. We have high expectations for others. And, often time’s people won’t live up to our vision of them. This is especially true for family members. We sometimes have unrealistic expectations for our children, spouses and parents. It has been said that when you have high expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Put your expectations into their proper perspective.
Turn toward and not away from God. When people are discouraged they often make the mistake of blaming God, of going into a shell, no longer attending church and they stop praying. These are times to turn toward our Lord. To gain strength from His promise to us, that He is with us always, that He will never abandon us, that He will see us through the problem and gives us a way out.
Focus on hope. We need to put our faith in God that he will give us a reason to hope. If we dwell on our Lord, and not on the disappointment we will begin to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And, that light begins with our hope.
“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.” –Romans 12:12
Be grateful for the good things in our lives. Often we spend so much time on our problems and disappointments that we fail to take a look at the blessings. We may have lost out on that job, but there will be other opportunities and we still have the God given skills. We may be disappointed at losing the big game, but we still have a season full of good memories to motivate us next year. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. –1Thessalonians 5:18

We will all face disappointments during our lives. Dealing with disappointments by trusting in God and His promises will go along way to improving your mental health and happiness.
YHC discussed and experiment that was conducted in the 1950s where a scientist put rats in a bucket of water and after a few minutes they would drown and die. However, during his experiment at the moment when the rats had given up and about to die he pulled them out of the water and revived them in his hand. Once they were recovered he placed them back into the water and they continued to swim for over 60 hours before drowning. The scientist surmised that because they were saved once before the rats had hope for being saved again and with that hope they were able to swim longer.


Roving ruckfest this Friday in Georgetown. New AO in Lewes beginning next week 2/22/2023 at Beacon Middle School. Sherlock will be taking the helm of NANTAN while our ever faithful leader Chappie has to step away to handle his affairs. The Grit Mill is in need of a new Site Q.

We lift Chappie up with our prayers as well as Woodstocks mother as she undergoes a surgical procedure today. Also offered up in prayer were all the unspoken needs and attentions of all HIM present and those not present.

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