AO: Oz

When: 11/06/2023


Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: Blarney, Blowpop, Chicken Fight, Chuck, Edibles, Odd Job, Ring Pop, Sleepy Joe, The Count,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Blowpop

The usual, mosey around the front of the church, along Sixes, to the main church entrance

* OJ squats
* Copperhead merkins
* Copperhead squats
* Imperial walkers
* Sun gods
* Michael Phelps
* Weed pickers (YHC almost forgot, thanks Edibles!)


Maintained the warm-o-rama circle and gave each pax a different exercise.
The first round consisted of
* Squats
* Dips
* Burpees
* Merkins
* Overhead press (with a river coupon)
* Mountain climbers
* Flutter kicks
* Carolina dry docks

Each round one pax ran while the rest did their exercise. When the running pax returned, we shifted clockwise.

The second round consisted of

* Durkins
* Navy Seal Burpees
* Curls
* Freddie Murcuries
* Box cutters
* Imperial walkers

We had 4.5 minutes remaining so we gathered at the flag and did
* Box cutters
* Planks which morphed into Mike Tysons
* American hammers
* Flutter kicks

* This is the last week to help with lights at Hobgood
* There are a couple of food ministries that could use help. Keep watch in Slack for links for the invites.

Ringpop was six man but he delegated that to YHC, the elder pop. YHC talked about praying for impossible situations. Like a friend and recent FNG whose 3rd marriage was all but over. Wife had already filed for divorce. Had a restraining order against him. The divorce and split was pretty much a done deal. And yet. Because this friend is a Christian and we are called to pray for God to perform impossible miracles. We prayed for the situation nonetheless. To our amazement, the wife was convicted at church a couple of Sundays ago and stopped the divorce proceedings and also pulled the restraining order. A lot of soul searching happened in between with some direct intervention into the lives of both parties by various men and women of God. But still. YHC considers it a miracle. An to YHC’s shame, too. Because while we are called to pray for miracles, how often do we actually expect them to come about? How cynical are we about them when they do? YHC’s exhortation to the Pax was to consider the attitude of Ezekiel in Ezekiel 37 in the valley of the dry bones. In it, God asks “Son of man, can these dry bones live?” to which Ezekiel is wise enough to know not to tell God what He can’t do. “O Lord God, you know”. Pray for impossible situations. Have faith that God can raise that which is dead to life. This is the beating heart of Christianity. This is the good news.

In COT we prayed for Chuck’s brother who is in prison and needs an impossible miracle and also Sleepy Joe’s job interviewing progress.

After COT, Sleepy Joe expressed his great displeasure at YHC for not wearing suits to work. YHC is a programmer. Suits are foreign and therefore anathema to him. Sleepy Joe made an impassioned plea for YHC to at least try wearing a dress shirt.

YHC is writing this in jeans and a Kubernetes t-shirt.

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