In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, there is a lot going on in the world. YHC has been involved with a project with work that has added to the stress. Posting in the gloom has been an escape, even if only briefly, from the chaos in the world.
After what had seemed like an already long week, YHC showed up at The Pub on an otherwise wonderful Thursday morning to find several PAX already gathered with a couple more yet to arrive. With six of us ready to go, we said the pledge, and YHC called out the route for the mosey. As the route was laid out to Martha’s and back, YHC could tell that the proper energy from the Q was lacking. It seemed to be an attitude of we “have to run to Martha’s and back.” YHC caught himself and said for anyone still close enough to hear that we “get to run to Martha’s and back.” In my mind it was only one word, but it made a world of difference. Nobody was forcing us to do this. As we ran, YHC thought about the blessing we had to be out there running. Not running from danger, but running to make ourselves better. Running because our brothers were out there, and we didn’t want them to be out there alone. Sometimes it takes a 0530 mosey to help get your mind in the right space.
We all ran. We all pushed the rock. In some way, we all got better.
Annihilation at Folsom (whoops)
PT Test – Gashouse 7/18 – there are run/ruck/walk options
A couple of AOs looking for new Site Q leaders (including The Pub)
Sister Act’s 2.0
Round Up’s family
Prayer to take us out
In the days since the Mosey to Martha’s, one of my daily devotions was from Hebrews 12. Verse 1 talks of running with perseverance so it seems appropriate to include that in a BB from a running AO.
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
If you are reading this and going through a struggle right now, don’t give up. As these verses say, fix your eyes on Jesus. No matter how bleak the circumstance, don’t grow weary and don’t lose heart. You’ve got a God that loves you and a group of brothers that are there for you at any moment.
Until next time…