17 PAX were in attendance. It was 56 degrees and clear. This is officially day 7 of the 12 Days of Pothole. Disclaimer: This is all really hard and you should go home right now.
Through The Tunnel x 15 IC Imperial Walkers x 15 IC Overhead Arm Claps x 20 IC
Life is full of choices, an ultimate decision after weighing those choices, and finally, an outcome of that decision. Sometimes things go our way, sometimes not. And sometimes we make a choice expecting one thing – and something entirely different happens.
The workout went down like this…
I’ll give you a choice between two exercises, PAX collectively makes a choice, PAX does that exercise. There might (read as: there will be) be some extra details about the exercise you choose – after you choose it.
Pothole: Would you rather do 2 laps around the track, or lunge down and back up the driveway entrance? PAX: 2 laps around the track Pothole: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention you have to run with a block
On your way back, grab 2 bricks to go with your block.
Pothole: Would you rather do 75 SSH or 50 Merkins? PAX: 75 SSH (no surprise here – see last Thursday’s workout) Pothole: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention you have to do your 75 SSH with bricks
Pothole: Would you rather do 40 Overhead Arm Presses or take 1 lap around the track? PAX: 40 OAP Pothole: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention you have to curl, then press, then go into a tricep extension.
Pothole: Would you rather lunge down and back up the driveway entrance or do 50 Merkins? PAX: Lunge (again, no surprise here). Pothole: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention you have to lunge backwards down and back up.
Mosey to the big soccer field.
Pothole: Would you rather bear crawl across the field or broad jump half-way across the field? PAX: Bear crawl. Pothole: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention you have to switch to a crab walk halfway between.
Pothole: Would you rather do 20 Squats or 25 Merkins? PAX: Squats Pothole (inwardly screaming): Why won’t you just take the bait!?!?! Pothole: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention you have to add a sit-up (basically, a Turkish get-up without a kettlebell).
Pothole: Would you rather do 25 BBS or 1 lap around the track? PAX: BBS. Pothole: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the BBS’s are a 4-count exercise (so basically, just do 50).
Choices not opted for: Merkins: diamond Merkins. 1 lap around the track: running backwards. Broad jump across the field: with a burpee (burpee broad jump).
1. EH People! 2. Legacy continues next Tuesday (and every Tuesday) at 0500. 3. Promote and show up for Thirsty Thursdays! We had 14 people show up for the last one. Next up: April 23rd, 1700, at La Fogata in Chapin. 4. Midlands Combine, May 1st. Transitions Homeless Center. You can also donate: “Midlands Combine”. Give your checks to Darla. 5. 2nd F opportunity this coming Saturday, April 17th. Join Phonebooth, Altar Boy, and others as they head to Kings Mt., NC to lend some help to Slim Jim (who is battling Stage 4 cancer). Plan to do some yard work and hang out for some grill time with Slim Jim and others. DM Phonebooth for more details. The plan is to meet at the Chapin Hardees at 0630 and wheels up after grabbing a Bo-Biscuit.
Continue to remember the Haigler family, Slim Jim, and other unspoken needs.
James 2 10:11“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘You shall not murder.’ If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.”
We’re faced with all different types of choices. Choice between food, movies, directions, vacations, etc. Each choice we ultimately make has an outcome. Our Christian life is no different.
Setting aside life essential choices (such as what’s mentioned above), we should be mindful of the choices and outcomes that affect our spiritual lives and the people around us. Today, I chose to share James 2 10:11 for a few reasons. One, we have a tendency to downplay certain choices we make; and two, we tend to rationalize our reasoning for making that choice.
When we downplay a choice and it’s outcome, we’re telling God, “it’s not that big of a deal.” We’re fully capable of slandering someone, lying to our spouse, cheating to further advance ourselves – all of the things we consider “minor.” When we rationalize choices we know are wrong, we are validating our own sin.
Remember that God does not have a weight scale for sin. Sin is sin is sin. James reminds us of this when he mentions that He (God) who said you shall not commit one sin, should not commit the other. We can’t lie and hurt someone and then justify and validate it by saying, “well at least I didn’t steal from them.”
Also remember that this falls in line with picking the lesser of two evils. “I’ll talk to this woman I know I shouldn’t, but at least I won’t be cheating.” When you pick the lesser of two evils, you’re still doing evil.