The Cavalry – 1.28.22

10 HIM joined The Cavalry in the gloom to face a fiery battle.  In the end, victory was achieved by all!
@Peewee (TRAPP) @Blackout @Kwame’s Evil Twin @Rudolph @Clipart @Oscar Mayer @Timeshare @Cross-Stitch @Chowdah and QiC @MapQuest
Disclaimer, principles and credo
The Thang
A new route was introduced today which has been be deemed as “The Holy Grail.”  The path, out and back from The Church of Station Hill all the way to the Bridge Church.  4.3 miles and a perfect arrival just as time was called.
Announcements
  • #_announcements
  • #2ndf convergence lunch with F3 Muletown. Location at Chipotle in SH on Wed, 2/2 at 11:30am
Prayer Requests
  • @Blackout’s dad coming is traveling in from Illinois. First time traveling solo to spend time with Blackout’s family.  Prayer for safe travels.
  • @Snooki and his M going through re-engage.  Great opportunity to grow deeper in marriage
  • @F3-Mary Ann and @Foosball (3rdFQ) as they hit up Black Toe this weekend.  Prayers for safety and stamina.
  • @Jalisco’s cousin just passed away at a young age of 30.  Prayers for his entire family.
Moleskin
We have a tremendous responsibility as fathers to our 2.0’s.  Personally speaking, as a dad to Oliver (8), Lucy (9), and Ella (11), I am constantly reminded that whether I realize it or not, they are always watching my actions and always listening to my words.  Even when it’s not directed to them.  AND…they are like complete sponges as they absorb everything happening in their surroundings. Often times I think that we bank much of their upbringing on what we say to them, how we coach them, and what instruct them to do and not do.  All of this is important, but one thing to also remember is that much of what they learn and who they become in life, not always but very often, can be a reflection of how we as fathers personally live our lives and model life in the real world.  Even when we don’t think they are watching.  They are observant and always tuned in.  Consider how our 2.0’s observe us as fathers:
  • In what we say
  • How we say it (our tone)
  • What we do around the house
  • And what we don’t do
  • How we treat our M’s
  • How talk about and treat other family members, neighbors, and even strangers
  • How we spend our time
  • How we respond in crisis
  • Ways we create peace and fun
  • How we model Christ-like character when we don’t even know they are listening and watching.
Our 2.0’s are always alert.  Observing how we are personally navigating the roadmap of life.  Raising them isn’t just about what we tell them to do and not do, but a lot of it is how we lead at home and model it in real time.  We talk the talk.  But so much of it is also us actually walking the walk. Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Deuteronomy 11:19
You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.

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