Wilson and Orwell arrived at Hopebuilders and prior to entering Dufresne’s castle were talking about eastern North Carolina stuff…specifically deer hunting with dogs. Up pulls Maize wearing a pink shirt and very pretty tie….I must say, he was a mighty fine looking PAX. It confirmed again how much diversity we have in F3…although Wilson later said he expects if in a pinch, pink could do in place of Blaze Orange if needed in the woods while deer hunting.
Dufresne was ready for us as we walked in, and I saw a level of seriousness in his eyes that I haven’t seen before. As soon as we started, it was apparant to everyone that Dufresne was as strong as we had seen him, and was pushing it at a level that was mighty impressive. Below is “The Thang”
Leg Presses..20 count each leg x 2 Sets
Leg Rolls..20 count each leg
Chicken Wing..20 double count each arm X 2 Sets
Pile Drivers..20 double count each arm X 2 Sets
Diamond Merkins..20 double count each arm X 2 Sets
Side Crunches…20 count X 2 Sets
Ab Crunches..3 Sets starting with 10 then 15 X 2
Confirmed Dufresne and M. Dufresne are attending our F3 Christmas Party. Got around to talking about how several PAX (Duff, Zima, Au Pair and others) are beer makers/judges at a high level, and found out that Dufresne can drink beer and intends to at our Christmas Party! With all the beer professors we have, I expect we can pick out what should be the best beer Dufresne has had.
We ended by reading the devotion from Jesus Calling as printed below and Wilson ended with a powerful Prayer. We mentioned to Dufresne that the author Sara Young had been and still was battling Lyme disease. It was a special time reading this devotion for all of us.
KEEP GETTING STRONGER DUFRESNE! WE BELIEVE IN YOU AND YOU CONTINUE TO SHOW US WHAT A MAN CAN DO WHEN HE HAS HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. YOU GIVE ALL US PAX THIS BACK IN SPADES AND WE ARE BLESSED IN WAYS WE NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE!
Do not be surprised by the fiery attacks on your mind. When you struggle to find Me and to live in My Peace, don’t let discouragement set in. You are engaged in massive warfare, spiritually speaking. The evil one abhors your closeness to Me, and his demonic underlings are determined to destroy our intimacy. When you find yourself in the thick of battle, call upon My Name: “Jesus, help me!” At that instant, the battle becomes Mine; your role is simply to trust Me as I fight for you.
My Name, properly used, has unlimited Power to bless and protect. At the end of time, every knee will bow (in heaven, on earth, and under the earth when My Name is proclaimed. People who have used “Jesus” as a shoddy swear word will fall down in terror on that awesome day. But all those who have drawn near Me through trustingly uttering My Name will be filled with inexpressible and glorious Joy. This is your great hope, as you await My return.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
—1 Peter 1:8–9