16 veterans and 1 FNG (Daniel F – Lion’s Den) posted to tie an attendance record of 17 at #Fenceline. Today was a good mix of regulars and some new faces. With our FNG coming in hot, it gave YHC a chance to see some faces but more importantly give the Pax an opt-out clause. As advertised, a splinter option was offered up but the pax chose the Big Mitt way. Roping our FNG into the fold, we got a good reminder of why we were there. Mission statement and disclaimer ensued and we were off:

Mosey to Cornwallis, right to Hamilton, under the awning up the ramp to the basketball court for:


  • Lunging Sun Gods
  • SSH x 20 IC
  • String Ripper x 15 IC (varied cadence)
  • Plank
    • 6 inches
    • Stretch
    • 6 inches
    • Stretch
    • 6 inches

Mosey to the steps for Thang instructions

The Thang

Instructions were given for a couple of the foreign exercises and a reintroduction to the fitness center that we have abandoned for some time now. Pax were allowed to attack the following list of exercises with their own level of ferocity. An extra running initiative was offered in which pax could cut the posted reps in half.

Part 1 

  • 1 Pole Climb (fitness center)
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 20 Man Dips (parallel bars)
  • 30 Wall Balls (squat and press medicine ball on wall)
  • 100 Merkins
  • 200 SSH
  • 300 Squats
  • 200 Dips
  • 100 Step Ups
  • 30 Box Jumps
  • 20 Burpees
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 1 Pole Climb
  • 15 second Combat Rope
  • 30 second Jump Rope

Omaha was called a couple minutes after 6

Part 2 

Gather med balls and head for the basketball court, where a resistance band was handed out to each pax

  • Arnolds x 20
  • Hammer Circle
    • 1 hammer, 2 hammers, 3 hammers – 4 balls. Knees to chest in interim
  • Arnolds x 15
  • Burpee Ball – Single, Double, Triple
    • Arnold with double shoulder press x 15
  • Burpee Ball – Soingle, Double, Triple
    • Arnold with extra tricep extension x 15


  • 3F
    • Flutter Kicks x 12 IC
    • Figure8s x 12 IC
    • Freddie Mercuries x 12 IC
    • Knees to Chest x 12 IC (Extra Credit)
    • Hello Dolly x 12 IC (Extra Extra Credit)
  • Homer to Marge x 20 SC
    • Reverse Crunch (roll knees up to forehead) x 15SC
    • Marge to Heaven x 15 SC


  • Welcome to our new brother Daniel F. (Lion’s Den), a missionary, and soccer coach at Caldwell Academy. Lion’s Den is about to embark on another mission trip for a year. Our hearts will be with you bro. Thanks for doing the Lord’s work. We’ll be here upon your return
  • T-Claps to Bird’s Nest for EHing Lion’s Den
  • Welcome to some #Fenceline first timers Sir Purr, Twisted Sister, Graffiti, Kicker, 
  • Q was impressed with the men tackling the tough exercises, ones that may not be their particular strong point. #GETBETTER


  • 3rd F resumes at Search Office – Tuesdays – Bird’s Nest Site Q – John Chapter 13 – NOTES Follow
  • 2nd F Opportunities – Movie Wednesday after Tap Room – Butt Fumble requested Suicide Squad, Thirsty Thursday @ Grasshoppers, Wyndham Championship this weekend Thu-Sun
  • Hushpuppy is looking for a replacement on his BRR team. Chaps came down with an injury
  • Wicked needs 4 for the TUNA – Equivalent to the BRR on the coast. #flat
  • Butt Fumble – fundraiser. chair for #JUDY
  • Wicked – Recommended Reading – FEARLESS
    • When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, but Adam was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this Earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”


  • YHC took us out with a brief message of thanks and keeping our purpose

***3rd F Notes***

John Chapter 13

  • 12 chapters for 3 years of ministry
    • 8 chapters left for the last days (tells us a lot is going on)
    • 13-19 Last 24-36 hours of Jesus’ life
    • Rest is post-resurrection
  • Chapter 13 is a “seminar” before the cross
    • How to live life while He is gone
  • The 12 still don’t get it. We flipped to Luke 22 and looked at verse 24
    • ” A dispute also arose among them to which of them was considered to be the greatest”
    • Thoughts of who was going to run the ship when He was gone
  • Back in John – 13:1
    • Just before the Passover
      • Passover = Perfect Time
        • death was over Egypt, blood of a lamb was placed over the door–death passes over
        • symbolism for Christ on the cross
  • vs 2 “prompted”
    • we see in scripture often of being positively prompted, but here we see the devil prompting Judas
      • reminder that both sides have the power to #prompt and we have the power to #choose
        • “It’s not a sin unless you choose it”
    • The title of the first part of the chapter “Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
      • This is often illustrated as Jesus’ servitude towards His disciples and that of the world. And that His disciples should take and lead this attitude into the world. All true
      • Jesus sets to wash Peter’s feet and he’s having nothing to do with it.
        • Christ says in verse 8b – “Unless I was you, you have no part with me.”
        • Peter takes the extreme and says “not just my feet by my hands and my head as well!”
          • signifies Peter was “all in” for Jesus, but still didn’t get the message
      • Jesus responds – “those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean.  And you are clean, though not every one of you.”
        • Bath = saved
        • Feet wash = repentance
        • Jewish custom – when traveling through the “desert” and entering one’s house, it is proper for a bowl of water to be by the front door. A servant if present, would wash guests feet before coming into the house.
          • You don’t trudge dirt into someone’s house
          • Jesus – don’t trudge “dirt” (sin) into my Father’s house (heaven)
          • Washing of the feet symbolizes repentance for sin.
            • additionally, it is monumental for a relationship with Christ
      • Judiciously forgiven
        • even though we are guilty, we are found innocent
        • However, we can be relationally separated.
      • Interesting timing in which this is taking place. Before a meal. Repentance is not something we do once a quarter, once a year, season etc. The dirt we accumulate is much and frequent. Our repentance to preserve our relationship should indicate the same.

We finished up there for the morning and will pick up and finish John 13 next week.

PAX: Sir Purr, Wicked, Bartman, Twister Sister, TPS, Blue Oyster, Ozone, Hush Puppy, Xerox, Hoser, Maneater, FNG Daniel Fabiano (Lion’s Den), Bird’s Nest, Graffiti, Kicker, Minnie Mouse, Big Mitt (QIC)

QIC: Big Mitt