The Oracle

December 18, 2021

Boystown

19 degrees w/15 MP wind

PAX (11): Vandelay, Cheap Seats, Mother Goose, Told Stool, Fulsome, Roll Bar, Dome, Lansbury, Skipper, Doppler, and Hei Hei

QIC – Hei Hei

Hei Hei greeted PAX to the Oracle.  Gave the mission statement, disclaimer and Credo. No FNGs.

The PAX moseyed to an open area for warm-o-rama.

Warm-A-Rama

“Don’t Bring Me Down”

Burpees during on “down”; tappies, windmills, big ones, sun gods, cherry pickers during verses

Thing 1:  The PAX then moseyed to the practice football field:

Start on the 10 yard line: 1 merkin and 10 burpees; run 90 yards; mosey back to 20 yard line: 2 merkins and 9 burpees; run 80 yards; mosey back to the 30 yard line; 3 merkins and 8 burpees… continue until you reach end zone

Thing 2: The PAX then moseyed to the other practice football field:

Split into two groups

Group 1:

Merkins

Tugboat Squats

Gas Pumpers

Group 2:

Alternating Shoulder Taps

Monkey Humpers

Big Boys

AMRAP until pushed. Pusher does tire flips (3 on big tire; 6 on small) and then switches group. Work back and forth between groups until OMAHA

Mary

“No Matter What”

Alternat flutter kicks, LBCs and big boys between verses; planks during chorus

Announcements

Cheap Seats discussed Operation Others today at Creighton Prep – good time for families!

Prayers – Bruce battling COVID; Hayden family; Those struggling through holidays


COT

COT theme was the day-to-day “whirlwind” that can lead to burnout. At work, the majority of what we do (80-90%) is part of the “whirlwind” – that constant and unceasing activity that is absolutely necessary to get the work done but can feel like a grind. It is important to be intentional about that remaining 10-20% of our time and “pull ourselves out of the whirlwind” to ensure we’re heading in the right direction. Otherwise the grind can lead to burnout.

The same is true outside of work – in our roles as fathers, husbands, friends and in our faith. Life can be a whirlwind – it is inevitable, unavoidable and perfectly acceptable if we are intentional about pulling ourselves out of it at times to ensure we’re heading in the right direction.

And even if we do a good job of this… we will still inevitably reach a point of burnout in the different roles we play in life – at work, in our marriage, as a father, and in our faith. Isaiah 40:30-31 says, “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” We will all burnout at times, but will be renewed if we rest in the Lord. To me this parallels Paul’s writing to the Philippians in the New Testament, when he says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The verses that precede this talk about how throughout his ministry, Paul has experienced times of abundance and times of great need. But the secret to being content – to renewal – is knowing that God is always enough.

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