December 27, 2018

A light and breezy morning with a refreshing citrus beverage

THE SCENE: A windy 53°, perfect F3 weather.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: PAX were welcomed and disclaimed.


Standard Zima fare here:
SSH IC x25
Daisy Pickers IC x15
IW IC x15
Small arm circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

Modified Dora 1-2-3s

Partners performed 100 Merkins, 200 LBCs, & 300 Squats as a team. While P1 starts with 10 Merkins, P2 planks, then switch. Continue switching between Merkins and plank until 100 total Merkins reached.

Next, while P1 does 20 LBCs, P2 performs a 6″ leg hold until P1 is finished, then switch. Continue switching until all 200 LBCs are completed.

Finally, P1 does 25 squats while P2 does squat hold, then switch. Continue switching until 300 total squats are completed. (these really sucked)

Finished with rounds consisting of of 25 dips, 25 Carolina Dry Docks, and 25 Step-ups (five rounds).


Four PAX (0 FNGs) – Passport, Ragequit, Soulja Boy, Zima (QIC)

It’s easy for us to see injustice in the world – even injustice in our own lives – and wonder where God is. I know quite a few agnostic or atheists who argue that no just God would allow bad things to happen to good people, but this construct that life is just is one that we created. The fact that injustices happen all around us is not an argument against the existence of God.

“If the Christian God had been so fragile as to be able to be argued out of existence based on injustice, the Christian God would have never made it out of the first century. Because for almost three hundred years the Christian God’s followers were persecuted. Christianity is not so fragile as maybe you think – “oh’ there’s pain and suffering in the world, there can’t be Jesus  / God”. How do you think Jesus / God survived the first century?” – Andy Stanley, “Who Needs God, In-Justice For All”

It’s been a long time since I had a crisis of faith or questioned the existence of God – there’s been far too much proof in the way He has influenced my life and helped move me from where I was to being closer to who He wants me to be. But I know there are those who do have bouts of doubt, there are those who question God’s existence when bad things happen in their lives or in the world around them – we must live as the Light, shining through the darkness that surrounds us. We focus a lot on ourselves and our immediate surroundings, but our calling – our responsibility – is to be a mirror that reflects Jesus to the world. We must take that responsibility seriously.

Always a pleasure putting in work at the Cockpit. Praying for safe travels for Soulja Boy and for Passport to find a gig to help him towards his goal of missionary work.