Toy Soldier

A Little Sled Time

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama
10 harry rockets i/c
5 bomb jacks oyo
15 mountain climbers i/c
10 hip circles each direction oyo
15 seal waves i/c

The Thang

1 HIM pushes sled across parking lot and back as timer for rest of PAXs

AMRAP

Round 1
Semi rotator – left
Farmer carry 35# plates across parking lot
Pretzel sticks – left
Round 2
Slam ball
Wide Merkins
Curls

3rd F
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.

Round 3
Semi rotator – right
35# plate twist
Pretzel sticks – right
Round 4
Diamond merkins
Skull crushers with slam ball
Man maker
Round 5
Merkins
Burpees
American hammer with 35# plate
Round 6
Lbcs
Merkins
Curls

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

4 HIM showed today: Semi, Toy Soldier, Mr Mom, Looney Toons

They Named A Corner After You

Date: 10/03/2023

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE 19968

QIC: Fireplex

PAX: Bunt, Chattahoochee, Drago, Fireplex, Probe, Ruxpin, Toad, Toy Soldier

Warm up

SSH – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Bolt 45’s – 15 squats to halfway down.   15 squats halfway to full down.  15 full squats

Windmills – 20 IC  

The Thang

Hindenburg BLIMPS from the Exicon

Modified version of Blimps. Perform exercise at corner #1, mosey to corner #2, perform exercise, mosey to corner #3, perform exercise.  Then mosey to corner #4, perform exercise, and then mosey back to corner #1.  Plank it up until all PAX are in.  That completes one round.  Round #1 – 10 Burpees. Round #2 – 20 Lunges each leg.  Round #3 – 30 Imperial Walkers.  Round #4 – 40 Merkins.  Round #5 – 50 Plank Jacks.  Round #6 – 60 Squats.

Each round consists of @ .25 miles – Mill Street was the block of choice.  All Pax completed four rounds through the round of 40 Merkins at each corner. One evolution of the 50 Plankjacks and one evolution of 60 squats was completed in the COT to finish the morning strong.

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

F3 message 10/03/2023

THE HARVEST OF DOING GOOD – #9207

April 26, 2022

Our friend Mark grew up on the farm; actually on an Ozark Mountain farm. And that means rocks in your fields! One local grandfather used to say, “Every time it rains I grow rocks in my field.” Mark knows all about that. Over a period of time, his mother made him clear hundreds of rocks out of one of their fields when he was just a little guy. Well then, Mark bought some land from his mother as an adult. And as he started to work one of those fields, he was really pleasantly surprised by how amazingly rock-free it is. Then it dawned on him, this was the field he had made rock-free when he was a boy!

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “The Harvest of Doing Good.”

Mark was reaping the good work he did many years ago, enjoying the benefits of those efforts. That’s a reminder of one of the wisest laws in the Bible, “Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). We usually think about that in terms of the bad consequences of the bad seed we sow, but there’s another side to that reaping equation.

In Galatians 6:8-9, our word for today from the Word of God, it says, “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the spirit will reap eternal life.” So you don’t just reap the bad you sow; you reap the good you sow. Paul goes on to make a very practical application, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Why do we sometimes give up on some of the good we’re trying to do? Well, because of the nature of harvesting. If a farmer plants corn on a Tuesday, he doesn’t go out and pick it on a Wednesday, or maybe for many, many Wednesdays after that. There’s a time lag between sowing and reaping, and so it can look like nothing’s going to come from it. So we quit sowing in the lives of our children, our church, our coworkers, our friends.

But we end up living today in the life we built yesterday – the relationships we built – good or bad, the reputation we built. We’re living in it today. The ways we’ve treated people. Well, you did some sowing today and you’ll ultimately get back the kinds of things you sowed. So spend the time that person needs from you. Consciously do random acts of kindness each day. Give a gift when there’s no occasion for your appreciation; just giving it for the person themself. Send those thank you notes. Give that compliment; that word of encouragement. Use the money God’s entrusted to you to lift people’s burdens and people’s spirits. Don’t be afraid to be generous. After all, Jesus said, “You lose your life by trying to hang onto it, but you find your life by giving it away” (Luke 9:24).

Scripture is full of encouragement to keep sowing good seed. “Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again” (Ecclesiastes 11:1). “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you – and even more” (Mark 4:24). “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25). Don’t be afraid of what you’ll lose by giving. God has promised that you’re going to gain so much more. You don’t become richer by keeping what you’ve got. You become richer in your life in some way or another by giving it away.

So, keep scattering good seed wherever you go. Make it a daily thing, because when you do, somewhere down the road there’s an awesome harvest coming.

Respectfully Submitted,

Fireplex

Fill In Q

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama
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 across the street to the playground

3 rounds
10 swerkins
10 hanging knee raises
10 derkins
20 erkins

First round break
10 Pretzel sticks per side
Not so easy lazy boy

Second round
Toy Soldier set
50 lbcs
20 E2Ks per side
10 big boys

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

Third round
15 gas pumpers
15 American hammers
15 big boys

Mosey back to AO

Bolt 45

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

5 HIM showed today: Semi, Toy Soldier, Trex, Mr. Mom, Hump day

“Streudel” Claps

Flat-Bottom Gets a Flat-Top

WARM-UP

SSH – 20 IC

Moroccan Night Clubs – 20 IC

Bolt “60” – Yup 60 !!

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

Streudel” Claps – 15 IC

Date: 09/21/2023

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Streudel MANNINGTON

PAX: Bunt, Chattahoochee, Fireplex, Flatbottom, Probe, Streudel, Quattro, Toy Soldier, TRex, Wood

THE THANG

10 Mike Tysons against the Firehouse Wall, then to the parking lot for 10 squats with a coupon. Run up the stairs at the back of the firehouse and back to the wall. 9 Big Boys. then to the parking lot for 9 curls with the coupon. Run up the stairs at the back of the fire house and back to the wall for 8 Mike Tyson’s, then to the parking lot for 8 squats with the coupon. Rinse and repeat until completing all rounds down to 1. Streudel gave us a break when completed through the round of 5 for the third F. See message below. After which all Pax completed the evolution. A round of Mary with each Pax providing an exercise was completed before the Circle of Trust..

F3 Message – 09/21/2023

Matthew 5:1-12 New King James Version

The Beatitudes

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the [a]earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Respectfully Submitted,

Streudel

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

FREEING THE SLAVES – #6665

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,

Fireplex

F3 A Burpee

Date: 08/17/2023

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 15 IC

Bolt 45’s – 15 squats to halfway down.   15 squats halfway to full down.  15 full squats

Imperial Walkers – 15 IC

Windmills – 15 IC

Mosey from CHOP .2 mile around Strawberry Alley and back to grass by the bank parking lot.

The Thang

 Q brought a modified Super 21 beatdown in descending order.  21 Burpees to 21 Big Boy Sit ups.  20 Burpees to 20 Big Boy Sit ups.  19 Burpees to 19 Big Boy Sit ups, etc., etc., etc.  An option was given to modify the evolution in ascending order.  A break was called for the 3rd F message at the Q’s discretion.  231 of each exercise would be completed if the evolution is completed in its entirety.  The best for the day was completed by Probe descending down through the round of 8.  

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

F3 Message 08/17/23

WHEN THINGS ARE OVERWHELMING – #9541

August 7, 2023

My wife always said I usually try to cram in one more thing before I leave for an appointment. No, she was right. Yeah, she’d say that I usually try to make it up on the road, and sometimes I do have to plead guilty I guess. And it usually works okay if the weather’s on my side. And then there are those very rainy days when it’s a little tougher to hurry. You know, you’re zipping down the highway at top speed, and suddenly you feel yourself losing control of the rear wheels. You ever had that happen to you? Yeah, it’s what they call hydroplaning. The water builds up under those tires so that well, you’re suddenly skiing. You’re skimming along on water rather than on the pavement and the rear of your car starts to go somewhere you don’t want it to go. Now, if that’s ever happened to you, you know it is a scary feeling to start hydroplaning because, well, you’re going so fast and you’re starting to start losing control.

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “When Things Are Overwhelming.”

Now, our word for today from the Word of God comes from Psalm 42. As we read this, the author (DAVID) is hydroplaning. Well, he didn’t have a car, he had a chariot. And I don’t know if chariots hydroplane or not, but things were moving so fast for him, he was beginning to lose control. In fact, listen to some of the descriptions he gives. He says, “My tears have been my food day and night.” Then as you read on later in this very personal Psalm, he uses words like this: “Why are you so downcast oh my soul? Why are you so disturbed within me?” Then he says, “My soul is downcast within me. All Your waves and breakers, Lord, have swept over me.” This guy’s in bad shape!

He says, “Man, things are just totally out of control.” I was there not too long ago feeling this way. I think it was accumulated over a period of several weeks. Challenges had just been getting much bigger than my resources. Personally I felt like my faith was kind of like a fitted sheet on a king sized bed and I couldn’t quite get it over that fourth corner. I couldn’t get it to reach far enough to cover the particular challenges and the pressures that were accumulating. And I’ll be honest with you, I was overwhelmed, I get there sometimes. I was pretty anxious, I was feeling like I would never catch up. And then I wandered into Psalm 42, where I was hit with a very probing question by a man who was feeling things out-of-control like I was. And as it turned out, that question turned out to be the answer.

Here’s our word for today from the Word of God. The question is in Psalm 42:2. It says this: “When can I go and meet with God?” So the writer says, “I’m losing control. It’s bigger than I am. When can I go and meet with God?” You know, just like the writer of that Psalm, I needed to stop the world and get away for 24 hours with my Bible and a notepad and meet with God. And I did.

That’s been repeated many times. Maybe that’s the prescription for you right now. You say, “Well, there’s too much for me to stop right now.” See, that’s why you need to. Set a time to stop. Stand back, and listen to your Lord for an extended, unhurried chunk of time – for hours, not just minutes. Write down what you’re feeling and what you’re thinking as you’re in His presence for that extended time. And ask Him for a fresh look at the people and the pressures so you can see the forest and not just the trees. Ask Him to help you see it through His eyes. Set some priorities while you’re in that away spot. Make plans. Weed out things that can go. You can trust what you get from God when you’re in an extended time in His presence. And those need to be scheduled on a pretty regular basis.

So, if you’re traveling at high speed, you feel yourself losing control, slow down, hit the brakes, carve out time away where your Lord can show you what He wants, and He can have your undivided attention.

The number one question you have to answer right now is this: “When can I go and meet with God?”

Respectfully Submitted,

Fireplex

August 17, 2023 – F3 A Burpee

Why Me 8/16/23

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama
16 Seal Jacks i/c
16 seal waves i/c
10 hip circles oyo, each direction
Motivator 5 down to 1

The Thang
Mosey across street to the playground

2 rounds
10 hanging leg lifts
10 swerkins
10 split squats per leg

3rd F
Why me.
Talked about me being a cabin counselor at youth camp 2 weeks ago.
Posting a video of my campfire message later on group me.

2 more rounds

Mosey back to AO
Round of Mary
Gas pumpers
Burpees
Hello dollies
Not so easy easy chair
American hammers ( Blarney style 🤪 )
4 count Freddie

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

6 HIM showed today: Semi, Quattro, Wildwing, Looney Toons, Blarney, Toy Soldier

Semi again?

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama
15 Seal jacks i/c
15 Imperial walkers i/c
15 plank jacks i/c
10 hip circles oyo (each direction)
30 Moroccan night club i/c
15 seal waves i/c
15 Michael Phelps

The Thang
Each PAX grabes a coupon and moseys to park

Bolt 45 toes in block

Round 1
10 swerkins
10 hanging knee raises
20 curls holding bottom of coupon (hammer)
5 blockeys
10 curls palms up inside coupon
30 derkins

Nur around gazebo

Round 2
Repeat above
Add or modify knee raises to leg raises

Lt. Dan, Dan Lt. Around gazebo

3rd F
9 lessons from F3
1. You can go a lot farther with others by your side.
2. Men need challenges to stay sharp mentally, physically, and emotionally.
3. Confidence is built by setting and accomplishing goals.
4. Competition makes us better.
5. Sweat and shared suffering build strong bonds.
6. If you’re not accelerating, you’re decelerating.
7. You’re stronger than you think you are.
8. The COT is great therapy.
9. Friends make life worth living and loving.

Mosey back to AO
Muder bunny across parking lot to return coupons

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

11 HIM showed today: Semi, Fireplex, Toy Soldier, Trex, Mr. Mom, Bunt, Probe, Piglet, Looney Toons, Whirlybird, Yukon

Non Dominant Kickball

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama
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.

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

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

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

Chauffer’s Chauffeured Georgetown Tour of Destruction 04/22/2023

17 HIM: Wildwing, Fireplex, Gator, Toy Soldier, Pusher, Sweet n Low, Quattro, Biddie, TRex, Mr. Mom, Looney Tunes, Semi, WhirlyBird, Lunchables, Cinco, Doodle, led by Chauffer.

Warm up: The Q showed up late (apologies) and found 16 HIM performing SSH led by TRex.
The welcome to F3 Nation, mission statement and disclaimer had already been completed so Q took over and next up were 10 hip circles each direction OYO followed by 20 cherry pickers I.C. , 20 windmills I.C. , 20 imperial walkers I.C. , and a new exercise was introduced called the Side Straddle Merkin (begin in the diamond merkin position with feet together drop to wide stance with feet wide apart then push back up to starting position). HIM performed 10 SSM OYO and then performed 5 burpees.

Mosey to Firehouse parking lot (south Bedford side) Bear Crawl to Pine street side.

Mosey to N.G. Sidewalk. HIM formed two rows facing steps. Front row began Lt. Dan to the steps while back row performed squats. When front row reached steps, back row began Lt. Dan toward steps and front row did 10 step hops and then performed squats until back row arrived. Front row then Lt. Dan back to sidewalk and performed dips while back row performed 10 step hops followed by 20 dips.

Mosey to Library. HIM performed 20 American Hammers OYO, 20 Big boys OYO, 20 Flutter kicks OYO.

Mosey to front of Georgetown Middle School. HIM lined up on curb at east side (Sussex Central Dr.) and performed the new Side Straddle Merkin exercise (5 OYO) then Lt. Dan to next sidewalk and performed 20 merkins and planked for the 6. Then, on Qs command, jail break to next sidewalk to do 10 burpees then mosey to next side walk for 20 Big Boys OYO. NUR to curb at School Lane to do 20 dips OYO. When all HIM had completed the dips Q gave 3rd F message.

3rd F. Q shared that since joining F3, 3 years ago, he has spent more time in the Word than he had in all his life. This was motivated mostly by Yukon who last year told us that he and his M were reading the New Testament in a year (a chapter a day Mon-Fri). Q read Colossians 3:1-17. You can read Colossians 3 here https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/col/3/1/

After 3rd F message : HIM then, feeling convicted and realizing their sinful nature, performed 5 Bomb Jacks and then reversed the order of the exercises at the school to return all the HIM to the east side of the school (Sussex Central Dr.)

Mosey back to Cir. For a round of Mary.

Number-ama, Name O Rama, announcements, COT

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