Aim Small – Miss Small (Outpost)

Six Pax, took the Daily Red Pill (DRP) this morning and got better because for it.

The Pax: Squirrel, Scout, FroYo, Captain D, Aruba & Toothless!

The Scene: Great morning to me out in the Gloom

The Thang:    Since we had so few Pax to enjoy last week’s Outpost YHC decided to Repeato in the hopes of spreading the love.

Each exercise is done with a coupon: 

  • 100 Blockees
  • 200 Over Head Press (block must clear the chin)
  • 300 (Plyo/Standard/Derkin) Merkins
  • 400 Windshield Wipers
  • 500 Squats (ran out of time)

While Pax 1 is doing the exercise his partner is running the loop around the parking lot.

Announcements/Prayer requests:  We thanked God for safe return of CPT and Scout and gave some serious props to Lydia (Scout’s 2.0) who made some really smart decisions recently.  When we see our kids make choices like this you can’t help but be proud of them….even if they aren’t your kid!

Captain us out in prayer

MOLESKINE:  Aim Small, Miss Small

In the movie The Patriot, Mel Gibson’s character gives his sons advice on shooting. He tells them to “aim small, miss small.”

We can apply to our lives today. But what does it mean?  For shooting, this means that if you aim at the bullseye and miss you’ll likely hit the target.  If you aim at the overall target and miss, you missed the target.  Another way to put it – aim at a button, hit the shirt; aim at the shirt, miss the target.

When you’re shooting long distances you have to observe the world around you to hit a target.  It requires the shooter to process lots of information about the wind speed and direction.  You get the information from indicators like mirage, grass, dust and trees.  If you practice enough when you see mirage (heat waves) rising from the ground you can see it being pushed by the wind, and know the direction and wind velocity.  For trees a gentle breeze of 4mph will cause the leaves to rustle, while at 16mph a stiff wind will cause small trees to sway.  All this effects the way the bullet flies and how far the shooter has to offset. 

In life, similar to long distance shooting, we need to observe what is around us;  nature, traffic, how we are living, what we are doing.  We also need to observe how our brothers are living.  Not to “keep up with the FroYo’s” but to watch out for them.  If we start to stray is when we really need to be surrounded by a great a cloud of witnesses.  It is through our faith and our friendships we can lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and run with endurance the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)

What are you praying for, but in a vague way?  Put some focus around it.  I’ve been guilty of praying vague prayer like, “God heal all the little children.”  Scatter-shot approach.  I’m working on call the name of a child or a person who is on my heart and maybe even the specific ailment the person is suffering.  When we are in the Circle of Trust at the end of a workout and have prayers of comfort or praise let’s be specific.  Give a name, an illness or the reason for the joy (promotion, raise, birth, wisdom, etc.).  



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