20 February 2021 Beatdown

DATE: 20 Feb 21

QIC: Yukon

Warm-O-Rama (all 25 & I/C)

SSH -Cherry Picker – Goof Ball – Windmill

Dancing Bear (15)

Mosey to St Michael’s Church

The Thang

#1 – 100 Jump Squats-20 Merkins Lt Dan across parking lot – Plank til 6

#2 – 100 LBC-20 Merkins Standing long jump across parking lot- Al Gore til 6

#3 – 100 Lunges (50 each leg)-20 Merkins Duck walk across parking lot- Plank til 6

#4 – 100 Calf raises-20 Merkins Bear crawl across parking lot-Crab plank til 6

Mosey back to circle

#5 – 100 Crab jacks – 10 Burpees


  • Number Rama
  • Name O Rama
  • Name FNG (TRex pronounced T-Rex…welcome to F3 brother!)
  • Announcements, Prayer Request and Prayer
  • Greenhouse Effect Coffeeteria: IF you have to ask: The local “Blackwatering” watering hole is closed to indoor coffeeteria’ing, so we moved to one of Aegis Site-Q, Quattro’s, greenhouses. Perfect location

3rd F (between rounds #3 & #4):

Reputation and character have been recently discussed on group me. Reputation is what people think of us while character is what we really are, what we do when no one is looking. Listen to the following and think about them, do they reflect your character?

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean, and
  • Reverent 

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty, to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Be prepared

Many boys learned these, the Boy Scout Law, Oath and Motto. I recited them almost every Thursday from 6th grade to age 21. Though I didn’t realize it at the time, these words were becoming part of my character.  At age 39 I can still say that these words help to guide me. As a parent I can’t help but think about what I am doing to instill values in my kids as they grow to shape them into good and productive people. Throughout the next day or two think about the words that help to guide you and make you who you are? What do they say about your character? Are you happy with that answer? If not, what are you going to do about it?


QIC: Semi


21 All i/c
Seal Jacks
Seal waves
Imperial walkers
Mountain climbers

The Thang

Mosey to playground by ballfields

2 rounds

5 leg lifts
10 split squats per leg
15 knee lifts
20 big boys
25 derkins
30 erkins

3rd F

Play The Man • Devotional

Round 3

5 leg lifts
10 split squats per leg
15 knee lifts
20 big boys
25 derkins
30 Flutter kicks

Mosey back to AO

Round of Mary

21 4 count Freddie

50 lbcs

15 v hello dollies

20 E2ks

Number Rama
Name Rama

5 HIM showed today: Swartz, Ruxpin, Leatherman, Semi, Woodstock

The Escalator (The Self Inflicted Kind)

Date: 2/11/21

QIC: Gump

Warm o Rama

  • 20 SSH
  • 20 cherry pickers
  • 20 windmills
  • 20 grady corn
  • Bolt 45

The Thang

Slaughter starter (say that 5 times fast) 20 Burpees OYO


  • Pax did 10 burpees followed by 1 Chairman lap (1/4 mile)
  • 10 burpees, 20 mexican jumpin beans 1 Chairman lap
  • 10 burpees, 20 mjb, 30 merkins, 1 Chairman lap
  • 3rd F message (Below)
  • 10 burpees, 20 mjb, 30 merkins, 40 squats 1 Chairman lap
  • Slaughter finisher 20 burpees OYO

3rd F message

Todays 3rd F message came from the Courageous Bible study (based off the movie) Its a great Bible study that helps identify what it takes to become the courageous man that God has called us out to be.


John Hagee defines leadership
as, “the discipline of deliberately

special influence within a group
to move it toward goals of
beneficial permanence that fulfill
the group’s real needs.” I feel
that the most significant word in
this sentence is ‘influence’ and
so we can say in brief,
“Leadership is Influence.”
Growing up, the image I had of a
leader was that of someone who
headed an institution. But I soon
realized that I was a leader in my
home, in my church and in my
friends’ circle because of

the influence I exerted on these
groups. As we go higher in our
leadership position we influence
more people. We can identify
people as good or bad leaders
depending on what kind of
influence they exert.

Nehemiah is an example of an
excellent leader. When it was
reported to him about the
miserable state of the Jerusalem
wall, he was a captive in a
foreign land. His

immediate reaction was of great
sorrow. But he also fasted and
prayed, confessing the sins of
the Israelites and asking for
God’s guidance in his future
endeavors. He saw the need and
heard the call. He already had a
good job of being the king’s cup
bearer, but took the risk of
pursuing a difficult task. He faced
mockery but continued to deal
with injustice. Indeed he
motivated and gave leadership
and direction to a

hopeless and demoralized
people. Nehemiah’s dependence
on God and his positive influence
on the people enabled them to
rebuild the wall in fifty two days.
Not only did he rebuild the wall
he also made the people confess
their sins and affirm their faith in
God’s Law. The book of
Nehemiah ends with a simple
prayer, “Remember me with
favor, O my God.”

When we look around us we will
notice that people are looking for
good leaders. Jesus was moved
with compassion when He saw
the multitudes that “were
harassed and helpless, like
sheep without a shepherd.”
(Matt.9:36). Are we ready to be
the godly influencers

Proverbs 11
Where there is no counsel, the
people fall; But in the

multitude of counselors there is

Proverbs 11:14 NKJV

Frisbee Golf


QIC: Semi


All i/c
20 Seal jacks
20 Plank jacks
Mosey around circle
20 Mountain man pooper
20 Cherry picker
side shuffle around circle, switching halfway
20 SSH
20 Seal waves
Nur around circle
20 Imperial walkers
20 mountain climbers

The Thang

Mosey up Bradford street to park past church on left.
Each pair will play Frisbee golf through park and down Edward street to other field by other church doing an exercise as many times it takes to get to the hole.
Hole #1
Hole #2
Lbcs – 40 extra at end of hole
Hole #3
Lunge between shots
Hole #4
Squats x 5
Hole #5 – throwing with non-dominit arm
E2ks (per knee) x 5
Hole #6
Sshs x 5
Hole #7
Merkins x 5


Wavewalker song lyrics (abbreviated)

How’s it so simple? Faith like a child
I give you an inch and you take me a mile
I feel the wind rush and the thunder roll
And two feet on the water, only one way to go, yeah

I don’t gotta be afraid no more
‘Cause I know You’ll walk me through the storm
I’m more than just a talker

I’m a wavewalker
I’m dancing on water
When the devil tried to shake me, I just pray harder
Even in my darkest hour
Got Holy Ghost power
When I keep my eyes upon You, Jesus
I’m a wavewalker (wavewalker)

I walk over my fears, over my doubt
The supernatural, it feels so natural now

I don’t gotta be afraid no more
‘Cause I know You’ll walk me through the storm
I’m more than just a talker
I’m a wavewalker

This song made me think of Peter walking on the water to Jesus. How we need to keep our eyes on Him at all times.


Named Semi’s 2.0 swarts

16 HIM showed today: Pusher, Semi, Fireplex, Chattahoochee, Doubtfire, Leatherman, Lunchable, Gblock, Swabbie, Waler, Quarto, Ruxpin, Woodstock, Biddie, Polar, (FNG) Swarts

Found an open playground

QIC: Semi


All i/c
20 Seal jacks
20 Plank jacks
20 Mountain man pooper
20 Cherry picker
Capri lap – side shuffle across parking lot, nur, side shuffle, and mosey
20 SSH
20 Seal waves
20 Imperial walkers
21 Crab flippers

The Thang

Break up into teams

Frisbee golf to old HOB entrance doing as many burpees has strokes to holes.
Mosey to playground in back

15 swerkins
25 step ups per leg
20 hanging knee lifts
15 urkins
20 derkins
X 2

Mosey back to CHOP.

11 HIM showed today: Chappie, Chairman, Ruxpin, Chattahoochee, Fireplex, Dunkin, Waterboy, Streudeul, Doubtfire, Leatherman, Semi

Your F3 Thanksgiving Rotisserie

Date: 11/26/2020

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 20 IC

Bolt 45’s – 15 squats full up to half way down, 15 squats half way down to full down, & 15 squats full motion.  All completed IC as a 4 count.

Moroccan Night Clubs – 20 IC

The Thang

ro·tis·ser·ie /rōˈtisərē/ noun: rotisserie; plural noun: rotisseries

1. a cooking appliance with a rotating spit for roasting and barbecuing meat.

2. F3 Definition of Rotisserie – You #$% is in for a Beatdown !!

PAX moseyed @.63 miles to the first pain station at MFD and completed 30 American Hammers in a four count cadence.

Moseyed from the FD @.49 miles to 514 Chestnut St. where we completed a toy soldier set of 100 LBC’s, 50 E2K’s each side and 25 Big Boys.

Moseyed .22 miles from 514 Chestnut to WBOC (OTS) where all PAX Bear Crawled for @8 parking spaces (@80 ft.) and completed ATM’s – 15 alternating shoulder taps (4 count), 10 tempo Merkins (4 count), and 10 fast merkins OYO. PAX Bear Crawled back (@80 ft.) and completed another evolution of said ATM’s.

Moseyed .21 miles from WBOC to 611 Federal Street where we completed a descending round of Super 21 without any recovery exercises between the rounds.  21 merkins, 21 LBC’s.  20 merkins, 20 LBC’s, etc. descending through the round of 15.  Time was a factor and Q challenged each HIM to complete the descending rounds to 1 merkin, 1 LBC OYO at home.

Moseyed 1.16 miles from 611 Federal Street back to CHOP.  Total – 2.71 miles overall mosey, not counting any mileage accrued for those that circled back to bring up our 6.

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the Circle of Trust.  Prayers were offered for multiple needs within the attending PAX, but please keep all our HIM in your thoughts and prayers.

Chappie hosted coffeteria for all HIM in the Church Fellowship Hall. Thanks to Quattro for donuts and extra coffee.

 F3 Message 11/25/20


November 25, 2014

Maybe it was the dumb voices I did. But the kids used to love it when I read “Winnie the Pooh” to them. Tigger with his irrepressible “hoo-hoo!,” bouncing everywhere. And Eeyore with his head down and his ever-present gloom.

I’d rather be Tigger than Eeyore. Maybe without the bouncing. I want to be the one who leaves sunshine in the room, not storm clouds.

That’s not so easy. There’s plenty to make us Eeyores. Overheated schedules. Grumpy folks. Medical battles. Family tension. Too little sleep. Long delays. Aggravating pain. Aggravating people.

Then there’s the antidote. Thanksgiving. Well, actually, giving thanks. That may be the difference between being the joy-bringer or the joy-killer.

The “inventors” of our Thanksgiving exemplify that difference. According to H. U. Westermayer, “The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than those who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.”

There’s Thanksgiving the holiday. Then there’s thanks-living, the lifestyle. It’s the difference between the dirty window and the blessing glasses.

When I look out a dirty window, the whole world looks yucky. Even the really good stuff is dimmed by all the caked-on dirt that’s coloring my view.

If you’ve decided your role in life is “victim,” it will be hard to see much that’s positive through that window. Abused … neglected … abandoned … misunderstood … passed over … wounded – that’s real hurt.

But to let those who hurt you define you is a self-imposed sentence of despair. Denying the many good things because they don’t fit the victim narrative. Living as a prisoner of your past.

Unthankfulness, for whatever reason, breeds some ugly offspring. In Romans 1, God describes how humans end up doing unthinkably depraved things – and where that downward slide starts. “They wouldn’t worship Him as God or even give Him thanks … their minds became dark and confused” (Romans 1:21 NLT).

Unthankful heart -> dark mind. Bitterness … resentment … depression … anger … rebellion against God. They come from an ungrateful heart.

Yes, you can choose to go through life looking out your dirty window, seeing all that’s wrong. Or, you can choose to put on your blessing glasses. That enables you to live – not in denial of the bad stuff – but celebrating the goodness of God all around you. If you have eyes to see it.

Henry Ward Beecher, said: “The unthankful heart … discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as a magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”

And those blessings are always there. The ever-changing masterpieces of the Ultimate Artist all over the sky, the yard, the horizon. The smile of a friend, the laughter of a child, the roof over your head. The food in the fridge, the song of that bird, the car that runs, the job you have, the person who cares. We call them “God-sightings.”

Actually, thanks-living isn’t just an option for a follower of Jesus. It’s a command. “Always be joyful” – how am I going to do that, for heaven’s sake? “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18).

When you look at life through blessing glasses, all kinds of good things blossom. Joy that’s from what’s happening in your spirit, not your situation. Peace that banishes anxiety. Faith that sees a God who’s bigger than whatever is bigger than you are.

Thanksgiving’s a great time to become intentional about collecting blessings, not burdens. Living “with gratitude in your hearts to God.” To “do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:16-17).

For me, that thanks begins, not at a turkey-filled table. But at an old rugged cross. Where I once again allow myself to be leveled by the love of my Jesus. Who took my hell. So I can spend forever in His heaven.

Thanksgiving – and thanks-living – begin with the love that will never let me go.

Respectfully Submitted,


No Excuse November

DATE: 11/3/20 **ELECTION DAY**

QIC: Chappie

Turned out to be yet another Baker’s Dozen consisting of the 13 HIM who won THAT FIRST BATTLE and posted on the first truly cool gloom workout of Fall 2020. Bad weather cannot stop these men–No Excuse November has begun!

Here’s the skinny: YHC tried to bring some new exercises to the Gloom…


  • SSH – 18 IC
  • Windmill – 18 IC
  • Imperial Walker – 18 IC
  • WTHEKS – 18 IC
    • (What The HEKS = High Elbow Knee Slide) [Bearcrawl position. Alternate raising high elbows up & over your back, twist & slide opposite knee under. Rinse & Repeat]
  • Cherry Pickers – 15 IC
  • Swartzjacks – 18 IC



  • Broad Jump Squats – 10 rounds OYO
    • [BJ, squat, turn around in air, BJ back, squat, turn around, BJ, rinse and repeat]
  • Partner Pushes – 3 rounds across the lot & back, alternating who pushes
  • Lunge Thrusts – 3rounds per leg
    • [Lunge right leg, thrust high knee following lunge. 5 reps same leg. Swap. Rinse & Repeat]
  • BPJ’s, (Bad Parking Jobs) a.k.a. Line Touches
    • [Side-shuffle, touch parking line, side-shuffle back, touch parking line. Rinse & Repeat]


  • Curbside Carolinas [Feet together, up on curb, butt in air, Carolina Drydock] – AMRAP OYO, resting means your finished. Ruxpin was last man standing
  • Shmerkin – 5 rounds OYO
    • (Shuffle Merkins) [Plank position, shuffle right 3 “steps”, 5 Merkin, shuffle left 3 “steps”, 5 Merkins Rinse & repeat]
  • Swerkins – 5 reps, boosted to 10 Reps at half, swap w/partner, while remaining PAX ☆RR Tracks across lot, mosey back, rinse & repeat til all PAX work through the RR Tracks

☆ Mosey 30, 20, 10 around the short block

3rdF Beak in Action | YHC shared the following:

Years ago Lt. Sakowski was the leader of our Field Artillery survey team when I served in PA’s 28th ID BTRY F 109th FA. After completing a successful mission during a field training exercise, Lt. Sakowski and our Platoon Sergeants decided to reward our team’s hard work with a bit of what I’ll call a “field picnic” — after several days of eating MRE’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we were ready for a change! They’d snuck back to the PX and picked up some rolls, cold-cuts, lettuce, tomato, pickles and some other snacks, etc.

Our Lt. had scouted out an “off the grid” spot and in the midst of making our way there with 3-4 vehicles right behind his, Lt. Sakowski’s driver hit the brakes, and our Lt. stood up to extend through the top of his uncovered/topless 1/4-ton Jeep and began shouting to turn around and high-tail it back to where we’d come from. Based on the nature of his commands, the tone of his voice, and the look on his face, nobody asked a question and we got out of there fast!

Once we finally made it to the location he’d originally picked, Lt. Sakowski owned up to what he had done — he discovered he was leading our small convoy directly through the middle of an Impact Area! For those unfamiliar with what that is, it’s an area where bombs are dropped and into which Artillery and other weapons are fired during live-fire training exercises. I.e. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE IN AN IMPACT AREA!!

Outside of the fact that if you’re in there you’re a target), the moral of the story is that everyone one of us in our artillery survey team, not to mention everyone in my entire unit, would’ve followed Lt. Sakowski anywhere, especially into battle! He was a rare leader! He was a proven leader! He was a humble leader. He was a great leader who was highly respected by all. His leadership was defined by consistently leading well on all occasions, not by that single incident of taking us into an extremely dangerous area. Even in that moment he took full responsibility of what could’ve been a catastrophic mistake.

Let’s go ahead and call it “NO EXCUSE NOVEMBER,” not just in terms of posting or not posting, but in all we do. We’d all do well to stop making excuses and blaming others for failures. We’d do well to own up to OUR mistakes (and sins) so that we’re able to learn from them and grow into better leaders as a result…better leaders in our homes, in our workplaces, and in the communities in which we serve. We’d do well to take ownership and responsibility and lead even where someone else has come up short.

One biblical example of this that I’m thinking of is Peter… He exhorted the elders as a “fellow elder in 1 Peter 5:1 to, “Shepherd the flock of God among you…” Where did those words come from? See John 21 where, at a post-resurrection breakfast along the beach, Jesus pulled Peter aside and asked him 3 times, “Peter, do you love Me?” Each time Peter responded with, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you” and each time Jesus responded with, “then shepherd my sheep.” Remember Peter was the one who openly denied Christ. He was a failed leader, a broken leader. In all practicality, we assume Peter’s repentance, his ownership of sin and failure. He was humbled and broken; but lesson learned he was restored and then Jesus recommissioned him with the words…follow me!


Here’s what YHC had planned next:

  • Big Boy Heal Touches
    • [Lying flat, arms extend on ground behind head. 1 knee upward toward chest, torso up extending both arms to touch both sides of same heal, back down, raise to opposite heal, back down. Rinse & repeat]
  • Crazy Dolly
    • [On six, hands in ground near hips, torso in recliner position. Feet at 6″, spread out like Dolly, bring feet together, then knees to chest, back out, spread feet like Dolly, feet back together, knees to chest. Rinse & repeat]
  • Boardwalk Big Boys
    • [Partner hold feet, six on edge of Boardwalk Bench, lay back 1/2 – 3/4, back up. Consistent motion. 5 reps, swap with partner, rinse & repeat]
  • Boardwalk Liars
    • [Partner holds feet, lie on stomach with upper torso extended over edge, hands behind head, lower down then back up. 5 reps, swap with partner. AMRAP while other PAX☆RR Tracks across lot, mosey back]


  • Rosie – AC/DC version, 05:36 mins. of Rosalita! (Extra credit if done at home)
  • Dragon Tires
  • RR Tracks across the field
  • Wall Work

We ran out of time, so Here’s what we actually did:

  • Mary – 3 rounds: 4-Count Freddies (Quattro); American Hammers (Woodstock); Flutter Kicks (Leatherman)


  • Announcements: Another fundraiser 5k coming up, Quattro to push out the details to PAX on Groupme; Woodstock likely to miss 11/5 VQ due to travels and looking to swap Q’s with another PAX. BIG NEWS: Today was last day single “reeespect” for Streudel, tomorrow the beast turns 60 and gains double-reeespect in the COT! Remember, it’s No Excuse November” so lets be HIM, eliminate the excuses we’re prone to make, and, who knows, perhaps we’ll develop some new habits that’ll carry us beyond November.
  • PRAYERS: It’s Election Day… nuf said; Chattahoochee’s 2.0, Taylor, recovering from tonsillectomy; Woodstock safe travels to pick up a plane; etc.

~Chappie, out!

A Cause For A.L.A.R.M.

Date: 09/17/2020

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 25 IC

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

Monkey Humpers – 25 IC – Special Welcome Party For Quattro Who Was Rolling In Hot (RIH)

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Moroccan Night Clubs – 25 IC

The Thang

Three Alarm Fire – Arms, Legs, Abs, “R” Exercise, and “M” Exercise

First Alarm

A – Overhead press with Coupon (Block) – 20 OYO

L – Lt. Dan’s – Half of Parking Lot

A – LBC’s – 50 OYO

R– Run 1 Lap around the Block .25 miles

M – Monkey Humpers – 20 OYO x 4 Count

        Plank until 6 is in

Second Alarm

A – Curls with Coupon (Block) – 20 OYO

L – Bobby Hurley’s – 20 OYO

A – American Hammers – 30 OYO x 4 Count

R – Run 2 Laps around the Block .50 miles

M – Mountain Climbers – 15 OYO x 4 count

        Plank until 6 is in

Thanks to all HIM for Understanding and Finishing the Exercise Set as I Responded to a Real Alarm – MVC on Coastal Highway. Thank the Good Lord, the Injuries were Minor. I did Return and Finish the Set On My Own….:)…

Third Alarm

A – Triceps Curls with Coupon (Block) – 20 OYO

L – Smurf Jacks – 20 OYO x 4 Count

A – Toy Soldier Set – 100 LBC’s, 50 Y2K’s, & 25 Big Boy Sit Ups

R – Run 3 Laps around the Block .75 miles

M – Merkins – 30 OYO

        Plank until 6 is in

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

F3 Message09/17/2020 Constitution Day

How Did the Bible Influence the U.S. Constitution?

By Tamara Christine Van Hooser – Updated May 10, 2019

Christians and critics hotly debate how the Bible influenced the U.S. Constitution. Secularists argue that contrary to popular opinion, the Founding Fathers were “deists” at best and never intended any religious influence in matters of government. Many Christians counter that while there were certainly theological differences and variations in the level of Christian commitment between the men who framed the Constitution, the principles upon which it is founded reveal foundational assumptions of a Christian worldview, even though the document does not explicitly refer to God nor the Bible. A look at the words of the Constitutional Convention delegates themselves provides insight into how their thinking was influenced by the Bible and Christian principles when framing the laws of the new nation.

Founding Fathers’ Worldview

The laws set forth in the U.S. Constitution did not emerge out of a moral vacuum unrelated to the writers’ own beliefs, but rather are the product of the reasonings of those who created it. By their own words, the Founding Fathers were not neutral on the question of religion as the basis of government and society.

For example, in a letter to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, John Adams writes, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Noah Webster stated, “The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

Delegate Governor Morris of Pennsylvania forthrightly professed, “I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals, and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. Therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God.”

Origins of Constitutional Law

While the Constitution does not explicitly refer to God, the concepts of law which it contains stem from the cultural assumptions of basic biblical truths widely held by the people of that time regardless of their actual piety towards God. In other words, it is an inarguable fact that not all Americans of that era actually held to the Christian faith, yet they held to the commonly accepted morals, ethics and standards of behavior derived from English Common Law, which drew from biblical law given to the Hebrews by God.

Underlying Biblical Principles

The rule of law laid out in the Constitution descends from the Ten Commandments. As they suffered at the hands of corrupt human authorities, the Constitutional delegates were aware of the flawed nature of human beings as shown in Genesis 3 and Jeremiah 17:9. Thus, they designed a system of checks and balances and separation of powers to prevent one individual or group from abusing the citizens through self-serving power ploys.

The three branches of government are reminiscent of the roles of God as described in Isaiah 33:22. The exception for Sundays in the time limit for the president to sign a bill into law in Article VII, Section 2 hints at the assumption that Sunday was a day of rest as set forth in Exodus 20.

Exodus 18 reveals that before Israel demanded that God give them a king, the Hebrews had a representative form of republican government, not unlike the system created in the Constitution.

Both Leviticus 19:34 and Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution require uniform treatment of immigrants. Deuteronomy 17:15 warns the Hebrews not to let a foreigner rule over them just as the Constitution requires the president to be a natural born citizen of the U.S.

The requirement in Article III Section 3 to establish guilt in cases of treason by the testimony of at least two witnesses recalls the biblical instruction in Deuteronomy 17:6 to have the testimony of two or three witnesses before putting a man to death.

Separation of Church and State

Contrary to the popular conception of many, the words “separation of church and state” do not actually appear in the U.S. Constitution. The sole reference to religion in the Constitution is Article VI, Section 3, “…no religious Test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

The Bill of Rights was added later to include First Amendment protections, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Critics argue that these words indicate the Founding Fathers wanted to establish an entirely secular form of government, wholly uninfluenced by religion of any stripe.

Christians point out, however, that the many writings of the early Americans in the era of the birth of the Constitution contain numerous quotations and ideas which can be traced back to a biblical source. They assert that the Constitutional delegates so took for granted the necessity of a biblical foundation for government that they would not have conceived of conducting government completely removed from any influence of religion. Rather, they wanted to make sure that government could never again interfere with or oppress religious freedoms or establish one Christian denomination over another as the religion of state to the detriment of all others.

About the Author

Tamara Christine has written more than 900 articles for a variety of clients since 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in applied linguistics and an elementary teaching license. Additionally, she completed a course in digital journalism in 2014. She has more than 10 years experience teaching and gardening.

Selected Quotes of the Founding Fathers About Christianity

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson, 1781.

“We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ‘except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.” Benjamin Franklin, a statement he made at the Constitutional Convention, on June 28, 1787.

“I have tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty; through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me.” Alexander Hamilton’s last dying words, July 12, 1804.

“This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.” Patrick Henry in Last Will and Testament, November 20, 1798.

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” James Madison The Father of the U.S. Constitution.

“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge THE Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor.” George Washington October 3, 1789 Proclaiming a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving.

“Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only Law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited… What a paradise would this region be!” John Adams, 1756.

“An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.” Patrick Henry, 1775.

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religious, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.” Patrick Henry, 1776.

“I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.” Thomas Jefferson, Written on the cover of his personal Bible.

“It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” George Washington, Farewell Speech, Sept. 19, 1796.

“Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thee and thy son, Jesus Christ.” George Washington, written in his personal prayer book.

“We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams, 2nd US President.

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” John Quincy Adams, 6th US President.

“The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.” US Congress, 1782.

Respectfully, Submitted,


Body builder

QIC Chattahoochee

15 HIM posted on this nice cool fall like morning for a warmup VQ from Woodstock and a Chattahoochee beatdown

Woodstock Warm up at the CHOP my old memory cant recall exactly what we done anyway the beatdown as follows

Mosey to historical society lot

10 OYO 8 count body builders followed by a round of Capt. Thor 1:4 ratio bigboy situps / american hammers all the way up to 10/40

Mosey down the governor’s walk to fishing pier parking lot

Aiken legs 20 squats, 20 boxjumps, 20 lunges, 20 split Jack’s

Bear crawl length of parking lot

Mosey to HOB entrance for a few merkins

15 merkins, 15 wide arm, 10 diamond, 10 ranger, 5 hand release

Mosey back to CHOP just in time for numerama, nameorama and COT

[Very] Active Recovery

Date: 9/8/20

QIC: Chappie

9 PAX won THAT FIRST BATTLE and reported for a Chappie led [Very] Active Recovery workout–necessary after yesterday’s 4th Annual Labor Day Beach Day Beatdown. The sand, the water, the passing of the baton all called for some recovery today. Some took the route of fartsacking, others took to awakening the dawn at the CHOP AO in Milton, DE. Here’s how it went down:


  • SSH – 18 IC
  • Seal Jacks – 18 IC
  • Swartzjacks – 18 IC
  • Smurf Jacks – 18 IC
  • IW – 20 IC
  • Plank Jack – 18 IC


PAX stayed on the reservation and ran around the cones, doing Burpees at the start point each round:

  • 12 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 11 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 10 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 09 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 08 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
    • 3rdF Message breather here (Read below)
  • 07 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 06 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 05 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 04 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 03 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 02 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run
  • 01 Burpees followed by 0.18 mile run

Total = 78 Burpees, 2.16 miles

3rdF shared between rounds 8 and 7:

Winston Churchill is quoted as having given one of the shortest and one of the most profound speeches ever with the words: “Never, never, never, never give up.” The infamous speech, given on October 29, 1941 to the boys at Harrow School in London, was actually longer; as was the quote itself.

Still as powerful, Churchill said, “This is the lesson: Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, — in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” It’s men like that who win wars!

This is a message boys need to hear and men need to hear. Those around us who are benefactors of our influence need to hear this message. Never, never, never, never give in. Never give up. Never quit. DFQ! (Regardless of how you feel!)

If I can share an honest moment with you, as I got involved in sports, or anything for that matter, when I was a kid…I quit! I quit everything! Literally! Why? First, because I could. Second, because  I never had any influence in my life to tell me not to [quit].

I was a really good baseball player. I quit! I played football, wrestled, ran track, was a Boy Scout, all between 7th – 11th grade and I ended up quitting every last one of those activities. As a grew up other factors were involved, but the one key factor in all of my quitting was my influencer, or lack thereof, — my Dad! I can count on one hand the number of times he came to watch my games, encourage me, and route for me. No joke! In fact, I was never encouraged to stick with anything.

I’m not looking for sympathy here, my Dad and I had some hard discussions and resolved the issues behind this long ago. What I AM DOING INSTEAD is offering you words I needed to hear, but didn’t until I was an adult; words that perhaps you’ve heard but maybe need to hear them again. And words that you perhaps need to share with someone else…a son, a daughter, a friend, a co-worker, etc.: “Never, never, never, never give in!” Never quit!

As a man and then as a father, I became the antithesis of my own Dad concerning this mindset; and that’s exactly what it is! I won’t give up. I won’t quit on anything! And I’ve never allowed my sons to quit on anything (and probably to a fault, I can count on about 2 or 3 fingers, the number of times I’ve missed any of their games or activities).

There are times, whether in a workout, a job, a relationship, a marriage or any other number of things which bring trials, when you’ll want to quit. Never, never, never, never give in! Your group needs you. Your team needs you. Your workplace may need you. And most importantly, your spouse and your family needs you. Never quit! Harken back to Churchill’s words! Furthermore, be the influencer who tells those around you the same thing!

The Apostle Paul said it this way: “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14) High Impact Men: “Never give up what you want most for what you want in the moment.”

Well, an [Active] recovery it was indeed, but all the PAX kept at it and kept working. As always it was a privilege for YHC to Q, even on the heals of a beachday beatdown. Shout out to the PAX who posted back-to-back!


  • Announcements: 1) Grit Mill moved to a Wednesday workout, starts tomorrow. 2) Serving the community this Saturday in Lewes. See Quattro for details.
  • Prayers: 1) For Allen Chorman (|Woodstock’s dad) facing heart surgery. 2) For marriages among the PAX. 3) For YHC’s M, who fell and hurt her right arm yesterday. 4) Etc. What YHC forgot, God’s got!

Chappie, out!

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