It had been a full day, a full week in fact and the PAX were still hungry for a Friday Double Down at Hopebuilder.  YHC had experienced the polar bear crawl that morning at Flood Zone, courtesy of Cinderella, but we were looking forward to spending some time with Dufresne.  He’s our own Rock of Gibraltar as Money Hose dubbed him as Hopebuilder was ramping up.

We took turns sharing with Dufresne all things underway through F3 – the upcoming Krispy Kreme Challenge, Kilt Run, Raleigh Rescue Mission outreach, The Healing Place launch, site expansion across the region, 3rdF.  We laughed a fair amount at our own expense sharing our missteps at recent workouts and how Yo-Yo loves to Q a workout without a ten count.  Dufresne heard about how so many of us hunger for all three Fs that we’ll venture out in the snow to be part of a workout.

As we began COT, we let Dufresne know that we would be here to walk alongside him and his family.  Wherever that leads, we’re here alongside.  As Orwell so aptly put it, “We’re here to shepherd this family.”

In closing, YHC shared today’s Jesus Calling by Sarah Young –

I am your strength and shield. I plan out each day and have it ready for you, long before you arise from bed. I also provide the strength you need each step of the way. Instead of assessing your energy level and wondering about what’s on the road ahead, concentrate on staying in touch with Me. My power flows freely into you through our open communication.  Refuse to waste energy by worrying, and you will have strength to spare.

Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am your Shield. But unlike inanimate armor, I am always alter and active.  My Presence watches over you continually, protecting you from obth known and unknown dangers.  Entrust yourself to My watchcare, which is the best security system available.

Psalm 28:7, Matthew 6:34, Psalm 56:3-4, Genesis 28:15