January 16, 2018

Snow Day! “The Frigid Spartan”

THE SCENE: 15 degrees; Inches of fresh snow powder; Pristine crisp air



Side straddle hops
Cotton Pickers
Ray Lewis
Arm Circles
Squats (regular)
Squats (slow count)
Mozy and mixed calisthenics on field (~5 minutes)


Modified Spartan Challenge

  • Pull ups X 25
  • Good mornings X 25
  • Merkins X 50
  • Squats X 75
  • V-Ups X 30
  • Carolina dry docks X 25
  • Kick ups X 50
  • Body builders X 30

Dealers choice (selected by Rabbit):
Flutter kicks X 100 and hold for 30 seconds.

2 mighty snow warrior PAX present
Slots & Rabbit

SNOW reminds us of three things:

(1) Purity. There’s nothing whiter than the driven snow. Reminds us of the purity and holiness of God which should come down from heaven and fill our lives. In Christian circles, we harp on women having purity–sometimes to the neglect of focusing on the purity that should embody godly men. In thought, word, and deed–all of our lives should reflect the purity of the one who made us:

“Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more…For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God…For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.” (1 Thessalonians 4:1–7 ESV, emphasis mine)

Does our speech and way of life reflect God’s holiness more and more each day?

(2) The need to slow down to enjoy and reflect on the beauty around us. If it’s going to be bitter cold, at least the snow makes it beautifully so. Take time to nourish your soul by reflecting on the beauty of the created order. It is a reflection of the Creator and this observance of beauty serves to deepen the soul and create spaces for rich gratitude to Him.

(3) The role of silence in the life of a godly man. Things are wonderfully quiet in the snow.  Our world is noisy and fast-paced. The snow reminds us to create spaces of silence in our routines to recalibrate our priorities and focus. Take time regularly not to just “do for” but to “be with” God.

YHC greatly enjoyed the “snow day” with fellow PAX (Rabbit). We had some fun, worked hard, and shared a beautiful morning in the gloom. Slipping around in the snow, we were reminded not to take ourselves too seriously. QIC reminded that even if there are only two PAX, it is far better than just one.