Conditions: Nothing like the 80% chance of thunderstorms forecast for the gloom today. Nice and cool in the mid 60s with just a touch of awesomeness blowing in the breeze.
One minute warning
YHC hadn’t Q’d in a while (a recurring phrase that starts most my backblasts) and with the forecast being what it was, I didn’t expect many pax to show up. After wrapping up Depot’s newly named Devo group (6 pax from 5am to 5:30am), I was pleased to see a total of 16 pax – including special F3Lex Guest Dunphy , a returning FNG Speedo (60 years old) and a new FNG in the mix!
We quickly got warmed up (emphasis on quickly)
SSH x 5
Windmill x 5
TTT x 5
Head to blockpile. Everyone grab a block. Pausing to reflect on our missing block, Chippy .
At top of hill start with 20 Overhead presses (leave blocks)
Half way down hill (to where our beloved Pull Up bars once stood – for less than 7 days) 20 Squats
Top of other hill (United Soccer Gate) 20 Merkins
Back to halfway point for 20 BBBSU
Back to top of hill and start over adding 1 rep at each station
That’s it. Simple. Straight forward. You v You.
Mary – Dealer’s Choice
Dunphy led us off with HipThrusters and after that visual, YHC forgot most of what came next but thinks it was something like
Moose: Hello Dolly
Box Wine: Freddie Mercuries
Whitney: American Hammer (Note: HAMMER. singular)
Neck Brace: Flutter Kicks
Darla: Iron Cross
FNG Name Chain: Josh Eleazar….does Home Inspections now, Irrigation before that, makes his daughter’s birthday cakes, decorates them and everything: Grimace!, Seepage, Septic, Cake Pop, Cookie Monster, Moisture, Accoutrements, Sexual Chocolate….Easy Bake
* F3Legacy – new name of 3rdF Depot, 5am Tuesdays
* 2nd F – After Christmas party?
* Mentoring options still available for District Five. Thirty minutes a week. Contact Stagecoach
* Devo – look for regionwide Devos to be held 2 minutes prior to workouts…more to come
When Worry is Part of Your Personality
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
Her comment wasn’t meant to be critical, but it immediately pierced my heart.
I was explaining to my wife how worried I’d been about several situations and reciting the reasons why my worry was justified. She gently reminded me that worrying wouldn’t help anything, and I quickly replied, “But I can’t help it!”
Then she said with a smile, “I know you can’t. Worrying is just part of your personality.”
Deep down I knew I worried too much, especially when it came to my children’s safety, their happiness and situations I couldn’t control. But I didn’t want to be labeled a “worrier,” and I certainly didn’t want to admit worrying was “part of my personality.”
Yet, if I were honest with myself, I knew it was true.
Although I trust God and know He is in control, the human side of me often tends to worry. I’m thankful God isn’t surprised by my worry, and wants to help me overcome it. Jesus even addressed this very issue when He taught His followers in what we now call the Sermon on the Mount.
In this teaching, Jesus shared detailed instructions for how Christians should live their daily lives and how faith should shape behavior — including how to deal with worry.
In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus specifically told His followers not to worry about food or clothes because God would provide for their needs, just as He does for the birds of the air. This promise of provision and protection applies to all areas of our lives, including help with our problems and easing our inner-most anxieties.
Jesus knew the people of that time struggled with worry, just as we do. At times it is hard to trust God with the concerns that weigh heaviest on our hearts. Instead of trusting Him to handle what we cannot, we waste the opportunities of today worrying about the possibilities of tomorrow. God wants us to leave our problems in His hands, rather than let them become a stumbling block in our faith.
Sometimes it takes a gentle reminder, such as my husband’s innocent words, to remind me of this promise. I needed to stop holding onto my worries and quit continually reminding Jesus to be as concerned as I was. Instead, I should daily turn those worries into prayers. I have since committed to worrying less and trusting Jesus more and have experienced the freedom that comes with truly entrusting my needs to Him.
Although we all have things in our lives that lead to worry and reasons to be concerned, what peace we can enjoy if we consciously choose to lay down each day’s worries at God’s feet and leave tomorrow’s worries up to Him, too.