October 17, 2018

Descending Circuit at the Berm 10.17

THE SCENE: Cool, high 40s

Arm Circles OYO; Windmills OYO, toe raises OYO

We did a circuit around the square in the parking lot. We tried to keep a good tempo.

  • 10 Squats
  • [Shuffle]
  • 10 Burpees
  • [Bear Crawl]
  • 10 SSH
  • [Crab Walk]
  • 10 Merkins
  • [Mosey around building]

Repeat and do 9. Repeat and do 8, down to one. (at #6 we doubled just for fun)

Gathered together and did a greatest hits:

10 squats, 9 burpees, 8 bear crawl steps, 7 SSH, 6 crab walk steps, 5 merkins, 4 jog in place, 3 burpees, 2 burpees, 1 burpee

Flutter kicks, box cutters, mountain climbers

Tomb Raider, Snookie, Slots, Shy Guy, Marrow (FNG), Photoshop, Bailout, Laettner, Lipton

Recently I’ve been in Psalm 113. It is called a Hallelujah Psalm. It celebrates Israel’s rescue from Egypt. Even to this day, Jews read from this Psalm during Passover, and recite it as a blessing before drinking the first cup of wine.

The Psalm begins with the phrase PRAISE THE LORD. It mentions that a few times in the beginning. Then it gets into some junk. It acknowledges that there are people in the world who are poor. It mentions that there are couples who struggle with fertility. Then the Psalm ends with three words: Praise the Lord.

It begins with goodness. Has struggle in the middle. Then ends with goodness.

May sound like Psalm 113. It might sound like yesterday.

There are times we just want to raise our hands and be thankful for what we have: our incomes, our transportation, the food on our table, our kids.

There are times we just want to throw our hands in the air and scream: difficult people, junk at work, injustice in the world, our kids.

That is ok. That is fine. Every day isn’t all hallelujahs. But every day can end in a hallelujah.

I’d like to challenge you to think not only about how you begin your day, but how you end it. Are you finishing well? Are you ending in prayers of faith or in thoughts of resentment? Do you end your day thanking God for what he’s given you? Or looking at Facebook seeing what others have?

Are you thankful? If you are, you can begin and end your day with three simple words: Praise the Lord. And if you can start and finish with that, you can endure anything in the middle.

Eli Grow event coming up.