December 19, 2018

Love Like A Man

THE SCENE: 40° and clear. Perfect. Stars visible. Slightly dewy. Almost perfect.

Disclaimed but reminded about what F3 is and does through us.

WoR: Imperial Walkers x 20 IC, Squats x 20 IC, Windmills x 20 IC, SSH x 20 IC


OYO, Rows or Randys til All In for each exercise.

  • Arm: Shoulder Press w CMU x 30
  • Leg: Jump Lunges x 30, 2 is 1
  • Abs: Reverse Crunch x 30
  • R: Red Bull Smurf Jacks x 30
  • M: Mountain Climbers x 30, 1 is 1

Mosey from Startex with CMUs to field for ALARM x 3.  Mosey to Picnic area to do Picnic Table Rows x 20.  Mosey back to do ALARM x 2. Mosey around parking lot and back for ALARM x 1. Mosey back to Startex with CMUs.

SSH x 20 IC

15 PAX (1 Irish Goodbye) Granola, Choker, Tree Hugger, Sleep Number, Mr Wonderful, The Streak, Bailout, Interweb, Sandy, Tiger Lily, Bootheel, Woodpecker, Casio, Orange Julius (AOQ), Photoshop (QIC)

“Love is Manly”

You might have heard the phrase, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways” (1 Cor. 13:11).

You’d think Paul wrote this phrase right after his call to the Corinthian men to “act like men” in 1 Corinthians 16:13. But he didn’t. Instead he wrote it after a passage you expect to find ensconced in crochet or festooned on flowery greeting cards:

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Paul indicates there a came a time in his life when he grew out of an immature, boyish love and embraced a more mature, and dare we say, manly love.

If we’re going to love like Christ loved the church, we must let the boy die.

Boys retaliate quickly when hurt; manly love is patient and kind.
Boys require constant affirmation; manly love is not arrogant or rude.
Boys stew, stammer, and hold grudges when they don’t get their way; manly love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.
Boys try to win every argument; manly love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Boys have a short fuse; manly love bears all things.
Boys write people off when wronged; manly love believes God’s best for the relationship.
Boys lose hope after they’re hurt; manly love always hopes for reconciliation regardless of the pain.
Boys expect to be served; manly love endures all things.

What’s one way to let the boy die in you this week? Endure a minor offense? Reflect on a criticism rather than retaliate? Serve in a tangible way.

At the end of his letter to this small church in Corinth, Paul wrote, “stand firm, act like men, be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13).

Then he says, “let all that you do be done in love” (1 Cor. 16:14). One of the manliest things a man can do is love in a manly way.


  • Dianne Wells family and fellow FiA PAX in the loss of Dianne in tragic car accident at workout.
  • Backseat family and himself
  • Gus to get up get out
  • Family peace for all

Great to meet and chat with The Streak while scouting workout areas. Also enjoyed connecting with Sandy on Bible study plans. Love the mumblechatter and teasing on incompetent cadence for Squats. Great group of HIMs to hangout with.

2nd F opportunity: Memphis Tigers vs UCF tix, $5. Check pinned post on Slack.

Mr Wonderful VQ on Friday at Morg. HC today.