YHC thought a message from Colonel Jessup might stir up the Pax into a post on another weather adverse Tuesday. Fitting, #afewgoodpax showed up and actually got out of the car. I’m sure the temptation was present to just stay in the car and snap photos of YHC getting drenched as he lifted the flag and posted the workout.

***3F Highlights Below*** Bird’s Nest Site Q

Total Workout

  • 1 Lap around entire school block (Hamilton-Cornwallis-Dellwood segment done as warm-a-rama
  • 10 Laps around building adorned with stairs
  • 50 Man Dips
  • 50 Box Jumps
  • 200 SSH (first 100 IC) (1st 30 IC used as warm-a-rama)
  • 200 Dips
  • 200 Merkins
  • 200 Squats
  • 200 Plank Jacks

Pax were instructed and trusted to perform these tasks at their own volition. Workout was designed to be full body and allowed enough of a break and cardio to keep the heart pumping and lactic acid from building up (too much ~ Woody)


  • 20 WWII sit-ups
  • 20 LBCs IC
  • 3F circuit x 10 IC
    • Flutter Kicks x 10 IC
    • Figure-8s x 10 IC
    • Freddie Mercury’s x 10 IC
  • 20 LBC’s x 15 IC
  • 3F circuit x 5 IC (same exercises as above)
  • 20 Homer-to-Marges
    • Marge and Hold
      • 15 Marge to sky


  • Quote of the Day
    • Woody humbly compared his man dip drop to his actual vertical leap


  • New Saturday AO #Rainbow Dash – Saturdays – 7 a.m. Mendenhall Middle School
    • Woody has the Q
  • YHC has been given the blessing of supporting a beautiful cause extended by my sister-in-law  and her college roommate at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
    • Ashley Lyon’s brother, Jason Lyon, had just turned 18 in June of last summer when he found out he had been diagnosed with DIPG cancer. The tumor was found on the pons of his brain and was inoperable. He passed away in October.
    • The family is now participating in a virtual Run for the White House for Childhood Cancer Awareness 2016
      • There is a Facebook Group where all the groups are tracking their mileage towards the goal. 1,000,000 miles
        • https://www.facebook.com/events/680528998751387/
        • Each 10 minutes of intentional activity counts as a mile or each mile run or biked counts individually. Whichever is greater. If you run like I do, count the time.
        • If you feel led, please post your workout contribution to the group in a simple post i.e. Ran 5 miles, Biked 10 miles, Exercised 4.5 miles (standard F3 post) and add #LyonHearted as a hashtag
          • The goal is 1,000,000 miles by September
      • Although the family is in Southern California, and daughter is in Birmingham, I know the #NatvillePax can make a difference
      • Jason’s powerful testimony can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR23efBkMoc
        • This is not limited to F3Greensboro. Pax, Ms, 2.0s can join in. YHC just asks as long as it is spread, Jason’s story follows it. He IS a true inspiration to us all and men of the faith.

Blessing to lead this AO and men in His name! Aye!

~ Big Mitt

Highlights from 3rdF at Search Office on Pembroke led by Bird’s Nest

Last time we conquered Chapter 3 of John, verses 1-12 which highlighted a relationship that formed between Jesus and Nicodemus.

  • Nicodemus
    • Pharisee
    • member of Jewish ruling council
    • acknowledged Jesus as a teacher who has come from God (Father)
    • Nicodemus didn’t fully understand what Jesus spoke of
      • Jesus highlights the necessity to be born again
        • Spiritual Rebirth


  • In Nicodemus we saw an internal change. We don’t hear from him again until Chapter 7 surrounding Jesus’ arrest (vs 32)(50)
    • “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing” (vs 51) (Geographical/Intellectual bias then follows regarding Galilee)
    • Jesus captures the hearts of the temple guards in amazement. (vs 35-36) (45-46)
  • Chapter 19:38 (Burial of Jesus)
    • Here we see Joseph of Arimathea use a family burial plot for Jesus. Joseph was a secret admirer of Jesus> he was fearful of Jewish rulers
      • Nicodemus helped Jesus in the burial of Jesus
        • NOTE: Typically following a crucifixion bodies were massed dumped and left for the dogs
  • Question: how many Passovers did occurred during Jesus’ ministry. Debate on 4,3,2,1. In scripture we are primarily focusing on the first and last. (2)
  • John 3:22John (The Baptist) testifies regarding Jesus again
    • JTB acknowledges that he is not the Messiah and that Jesus is!
      • Jesus had acquired quite a following asking to be baptized.
      • vs 30 “He must become greater; I must become less”
        • JTB was humbly turning over his ministry to the ‘one from heaven’ (vs 27)
  • Discussion:
    • Saying: If God could have found another way (to save us) He would have. That’s indicated by Jesus asking the Father to relieve this burden from Him. (Matthew 26:39-42) again in Luke and in Mark
      • Jesus simply asked that the Father’s will be done, not His own. “Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
    • Galatians 2:21
      • “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

We finished up with discussion off “How can a loving God be just?” and/or “How can a loving God not be just”

Bird’s Nest prayed us out and we’ll start next week in John, Chapter 4 as Jesus visits with a Samaritan Woman. #giveitaway #inviteinviteinvite

PAX: Big Mitt

QIC: 02/23/16