Day of Rest 9-4-11

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Thomas Watson – 1686

“If Christ appears for us in heaven, then we must appear for Him upon earth. Christ is not ashamed to carry our names on His breast, and shall we be ashamed of His truth? Does He plead our cause, and shall we not stand up in His cause?  What a might argument is this to stand up for the honor of Christ in times of apostasy!  Christ is interceding for us.  Does He present our names in heaven, and shall not we profess His name on earth?” – Body of Divinity, pg 185

WOD 9-3-11

For Time:

15 Power Clean & Jerk (155#)

5 Handstand Push-ups

10 Power C & J (155#)

10 Handstand Push-ups

5 Power C & J (155#)

15 Handstand Push ups

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Psalm 15

“O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill?

He who walks with integrity, and worksrighteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.

He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evilto his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD; He swears to his own hurt and does not change;

He does not put out his money at interest, Nordoes he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.”


WOD 9-1-11

Joshie (KB version)

21 Reps 24 kg KB Snatch right arm, 21 L Pull-ups

21 Reps 24 kg KB Snatch left arm, 21 L Pull-ups

800 Meter Run

Alexander Solzchenitsyn (1918-    ), a famous Russian author, was imprisoned by Joseph Stalin from 1945-1953.  He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970 and was expelled from the country in 1974.  Alexander Solzhenitsyn proceeded to publish his telling book The Gulag Archipelago, 1974-79, which won international acclaim. In May of 1983, as he received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, Solzhenitsyn expressed:

“Instead of the ill-advised hopes of the last two centuries, which have reduced us to insignificance and brought us to the brink of nuclear and non-nuclear death, we can only reach with determination for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently pushed away.”

In commenting on the forces precipitating our culture’s decay, he stated laconically:

“Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened.”