July 3, 2019

Men of Courage

THE SCENE: Somebody left the Humidifier on. I started sweating from thinking hard. Moist.


Welcome. Work hard, but don’t be hurtin yourself. No gettin dehydrated neither.
Arm circles x 15 IC, Reverse x 13 (r u paying attn) IC, DPs x 10 IC, IWs x 20 IC

Mosey 1/4 lap around track and then cut past doggy park to base of lacrosse field.

PAX line up and sprint 50 yds at the shout of “FREEDOM!”
(William Wallace style, minus OP kilt fashion)
13 squats, 13 LBCs, 13 Merkins
Jog 50 yds back to the start.
Rinse and Repeat for 13 sets

SPRINT = 650 yds
Squats = 169, LBCs = 169, Merkins = 169
Jog = 650 yds

Mosey to low brick wall near base camp. *50 DIPS*


3 PAX (0 FNG):  Big Top, Keychain, Photoshop (AOQ, QiC and Q)

*Men of Courage*
I now believe that God desires for every father to courageously step up and do whatever it takes to be involved in the lives of his children. But more than just being there or providing for them, he’s to walk with them through their lives and be a visual representation of the character of God, their father in heaven.

A father should love his children and seek to win their hearts. He should protect them, discipline them and teach them about God. He should model how to walk with integrity and treat others with respect and should call out his children to become responsible men and women who live their lives for what matters in eternity.
Some men will hear this and mock it or ignore it.

But I tell you that as a father, you are accountable to God for the position of influence he has given you. You can’t fall asleep at the wheel only to wake up one day and realize that your job or your hobbies have no eternal value but the souls of your children do.

Some men will hear this and agree with it but have no resolve to live it out.
lnstead, they will live for themselves and waste the opportunity to leave a godly legacy for the next generation.

But there are some men who, regardless of the mistakes we’ve made in the past, regardless of what our fathers did not do for us, will give the strength of our arms and the rest of our days to loving God with all that we are and to teach our children to do the same, and, whenever possible, to love and mentor others who have no father in their lives but who desperately need help and direction.

I am inviting any man whose heart is willing and courageous to join in this resolution.
In my home, the decision has already been made.
You don’t have to ask who will guide my family, because by God’s grace, I will.
You don’t have to ask who will teach my son to follow Christ, because I will.
Who will accept the responsibility of providing and protecting my family? I will.
Who will ask God to break the chain of destructive patterns in my family’s history? I will.
Who will pray for and bless my children to boldly pursue whatever God calls them to do?
I am their father. I will.
I accept this responsibility, and it is my privilege to embrace it.
I want the favor of God and his blessing on my home.
Any good man does.
So where are you, Men of Courage?
Where are you, fathers who fear the Lord?
It’s time to rise up and answer the call that God has given to you and to say,
“I will. I will. I will.”


  1. Sycamore View CofC Camp attendees: including Altar Boy, Bailout, Interweb, The Dude
  2. Big Top – nephew born premature, pray for parents and baby’s breathing and health
  3. Photoshop – friend John Guarino, marriage possibly ending after 25 years. Pray for his M’s mental and physical health as it might be the cause of her trying to end it.

    Almost didn’t but EH’d a young semi-sad clown at end of workout. He sounded pumped about being able to workout with group and be held accountable to be there. Should see him Monday. Pray for him (Cooper).

    4th of July Convergence at Mothership 6:30-7:15 with Grimace on Q
    6th of July, Mothership BC will be Dads + 2.0s Donut Day, 7:00-8:15