Archive for September, 2010

What I believe

Posted in Life on September 29, 2010 by gregbashore

-I believe in the cleansing blood of Christ

-I believe that God wishes to live life with us, not for us.

-I believe THE Ohio State Buckeyes are the greatest football team of all time

-I believe that baseball saved me from getting into any “real” trouble while I was growing up.

-I believe that sin is what makes relationship work. Otherwise they wouldn’t be work (thanks for that insight Gary)

-I believe that I will alway love Lauren Bashore.

-I belive that christians are one of the biggest causes of atheism in the world. Because most believe with their mouths,but not their hearts.

-I believe that any man worth anything should be able to deadlift 2x his bodyweight

-I believe I learned more about the love of Christ in the dorm rooms of Beta then I did in any bible class I took.

-I believe I am the way I am because at theage of 16 i discovered punk rock.

-I believe in love and friendship

-I believe that if you want peace in life then you must prepare for war.

-I believe every man should own a dog.

-I believe that Slayer, red meat and whole milk are the backbones to any productive strength program.

-I believe men should never wear skinny jeans.

-I believe everyone should spend as much time outside and camping as possible.

-I believe people should read more and watch tv less.

-I believe God isnt always nice, but he is always good.

-I believe growing old is something that is earned through hardwork, mistakes, love and friendship.

-I believe every man should grow a beard once in his life.

-I believe that I have alot more to learn.


Training Recap 9/19-9/25

Posted in Endurance, Life, Training on September 26, 2010 by gregbashore

Sunday 9/19/10
As Many Rounds As Possible
5 Pullups
10 Pushups
15 Squats
Every three rounds do 3 Deadlifts (185#)
Total-18 rounds

Monday 9/20/10
Rest Day

Tuesday 9/21/10
Weighted Pullups
20 total reps with 45lb plate.
4 mile

Wednesday 9/22/10
For Time
50 Pullups
100 Pushups
5k Run

Thursday 9/23/10
Rest Day

Friday 9/24/10
4:00 Run/2:00 Walk
5:00 Run/2:00 Walk
6:00 Run/2:00 Walk
5:00 Run/2:00 Walk
4:00 Run/2:00 Walk
210×3, 240×3, 270×5

Saturday 9/25/10
6.6 miles

Chapter 1 Part 2

Posted in God's Word, Life on September 24, 2010 by gregbashore

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingures-the moon and the stars you have sert in place-whatare mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us? For you made us only a little lower than God, and you crowned us with glory and honor. (Ps. 8:3-5)

I daresay we’ve heard a bit about original sin, but not nearly enough about original glory, which comes BEFORE sin and is deeper to our nature. We were crowned with glory and honor. Why does a woman long to be beautiful? Why does a man hope to be found brave? Because weremember, if only faintly, that we wereonce more than we are now” -Waking th Deade, page 14

This is what I’m longing for, what I’m hoping for. So much we remind eachother that we are sinners. That we were born sinners, that we will die sinners. While there is truth to this, that we were born with a sinful nature, this is not what we were intended to be. We were born with that sinful nature, but we were not created to be sinners. What about the glory we were created in. The glory that came before sin. Shouldn’t that give us some insight to what we were meant to be.

Still, this all sounded to good to be true to me. This concept of me being God’s glory. I still had doubts. I’ve come to believe that Eldredge has a firm grasp on scripture, that this is more then his thoughts, but still I doubted. I decided to open the word myself and what I found changed how I thought completely.

1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. 5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. 7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. 9 But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) 10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. 12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.-Romans 8:1-17

“Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.”. I am free, through the death and more importantly the resurection of Jesus Christ, from my sinful nature. I am no longer bound to it. I no longer have to accept it. I can live free. I can be holy and full of Gods glory. If I can accept this verse, if I can make my heart believe this, then why would I want to sin?

Chapter 1 Part 1

Posted in God's Word, Life on September 21, 2010 by gregbashore

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullest”-John 10:10

“I am the bread of life”-John 6:48

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him”-John 7:38

“Come to me to have life”-John 5:40

Man John brings up some great questions and insights that I have never stop to consider. He begins chapter one with one of my favorite quotes, but it’s also something I have a hard time grasping and figuring out.

“The glory of God is man fully alive” – Saint Irenaeus

Fully alive! Now that sounds great, but how do you live fully alive. John used the above verses to try to show his point that Jesus came to give us life now, not later. I have to admit that I often fall into the mind set that what Jesus is refering to here is not so much our earthly lives now, but eternal life. He came so that one day we may be free, but why don’t we ever see that day as today?

“I tell you the truth” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wifeor brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in THIS age and, in the age to come, eternal life” -Luke 18:29-30

This age? We can have that life now? For me this is the gossple that I have been longing and hoping for. A gosspal that gives us hope and life in the now, not just in eternity.

Eternity. This as another topic touched on in the begining past of chapter one. John goes on to define eternity as “unending” not “later”. Unending? I never really thought of life as unending in the sence of it doesn’t stop when you die and start again when you get to heaven. Eternal life began the day we believe with our hearts and confessed with our mouths. We are living in that eternity right now. So, if eternal life is the life Jesus came to bring us and eternity starts now, then maybe just maybe Jesus came for us to have life RIGHT NOW.

“The glory of God is man fully alive”

Now how do we live like this?

Traning Recp 9/12-9/18

Posted in Endurance, Life, Training on September 20, 2010 by gregbashore

Sunday 9/12/10
Squat practice
Work Capacity
Every min. On the min.
5 pullups
10 pushups
15 squats
Total-20 rounds

Monday 9/13/10
45×5. 70×3. 125×2. 170×1. 220×1. 265×1. 315×1. 335×1(PR)
2 Rounds
12:00 Run
2:00 walk

Tuesday 9/14/10
Rest Day

Wednesday 9/15/10
1600 meter run/Rest 5:00
1200 meter run/Rest 4:00
800 meter run/Rest 3:00
400 meter run/Rest 2:00
5 Rounds
20 Pullups
30 Pushups
40 Situps
50 Squats

Thursday 9/16/10
4 Mile

Friday 9/17/10
Rest Day

Saturday 9/18/10
6.5 mile

Had a good week of training. I’m excited to really focus on strength training through the new several months. Not just lifting but a serious laid out plan on getting stronger. Lots of deadlifting, squating and overhead pressing. I wil be following Jim Wendlers 5/3/1 program and I’m excited to see my strength increase. The work capacity and conditioning will stay the same as well as my endurance with just one added change. I’m going to start throwing in hill sprints on Mondays (at least until it starts snowing). I have a sledding hill not far from my house which will work perfect. It is pretty much 100 yards of steep straight up hill sprinting. Bring on the suck. I do a lot of interval training, but not much all out sprinting. I can’t wait to see how this affects my fitness.

Restarting The Journey-Part One

Posted in Endurance, God's Word, Life on September 15, 2010 by gregbashore

“There are few things more crucial to us than our own lives. And thereare few things we are less clear about.

This journey we are taking is hardly down the yellow brick road. Thenagain, that’s not a bad analogy at all. We may set out in the light,with hope and joy, but eventually, our path always seems to lead us intothe woods, shrouded with a low-lying mist. Where is this abundant lifethat Christ supposedly promised?  Where is God when we need him most?What is to become of us?

The cumulative effect of days upon years that we do not reallyunderstand is a subtle erosion. We. Come to doubt our place, we come toquestion God’s intentions toward us, and we lose track of the mostimportant things in life.

We’re not fully convinced that God’s offer to us IS life. We haveforgotten that the heart is central. And we had no idea that we wereborn into a world at war.”
-Waking the Dead
By John Eldrege

I just finished reading this book and the truth is I didn’t attack withmy heart like I should have. For those few friends of mine that maystumble to this blog from time to time, should have a pretty good ideaof what this blog is about. For those of you who don’t, it has been mysmall place of sanity and reflection upon my journey through life. Ihaven’t been that faithful with this blog throughout the summer. Andwhile it has maintained its initial integrity, it hasn’t had a clearoutlined path. Mostly because I haven’t been living on one. So, it istime to saddle back up and get on track. I am going to re-read thiswonderful book, and this time read it with my heart. This blog over thenext few weeks or months will be my notes, my thoughts, my response andhopefully a guide to continue moving forward. Hopefully we will grow,not only individually but also together with our creature, our father,our guide and most importantly our friend


Posted in God's Word, Life on September 15, 2010 by gregbashore

I think as christians sometimes that we are to emotionalless. Were scared about getting excited about our faith because then we might come off to strong or turn people away and look like a bunch of bible thumpers. We’re scared of pushing our views down others throats so we hold back. We miss oppertunities and call it praying for Gods wisdom all because we are scared of how we might come across. I’m guilty of it more then anyboby. I want to be seen as diffrent. To have a nonbelivers experience with me to be diffrent. What could be more diffrent then pure emotion with our faith. You can’t be unemotional when it comes to the kingdom because the root of that kingdom is love. And love is just something we can no longer be unemotional about.

Therefore, as it is written:”Let him who boasts boast in the Lord” 1 Corinthians 1:14