Monthly Archives: March 2021

Iron Sharpening Iron

Anti Covid walk talk

Tonight my anti Covid walk which covered 10km is dedicated to my soul ‘dude’ mates. Some have told me they too are walking since I started sharing these wee moments.

A big shout out to Harry Hutten, Marlowe Sharp, Josh Post Herman Post Shane Mark Avens Stefan Pettersson Dean Allison John Aarssen Gord Barr Scott Vince DelMonte Adrian, Michael Jai Mikey Korby Waters, John Carser, and many others and several others who walk with me through the weeks sharpening me as I sharpen you.

Hey guys, let’s not falter in well doing, let’s not be sheep, and ask the Lion of Judah (Jesus) to infuse our souls with his vast reservoir of faith, hope and love.

Our families and friends need us to be daring and courageous not docile and gripped by fear.

‘The fear of people brings a snare but the righteous are as bold as lion’ Proverbs 29

There are many well Intentioned AND mal intentioned people who might want to mute you—don’t let them.

Take Joshua’s word to heart—Be strong and courageous. Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go!!🙏🔥

Covid Roadwork

Yesterday My anti Covid walk took me through 10km of chilly but exhilarating weather and terrain. With a visit to my grandson Gianluca .

Our frozen skating pond is no more. But I can now ramp up my cycling. Getting tuned up and I can’t wait to feel the rush of peddling my butt off.

I was encouraged today by a quote from the late boxer ‘Smokin Joe Frazier’.

He used to say,

“You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes – that means your [preparation:]. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, well, you’re going to get found out now, under the bright lights.”

Facebook family and friends, How’s your roadwork going? No excuses now.

Smokin Joe And Ali. Joe showing fruit of not cheating his roadwork.
Enjoying the chill weather.

Praying and Playing Together

I loved my 6km anti Covid Sunday walk with Rosetta. Such a good time walking briskly and praying together as we walk.

From the earliest days of our dating and marriage we have made a life giving habit of praying together. It is the easiest thing for us to do. NOT bragging. It’s simply true. When both partners invest individually in their relationship with Jesus, all things being right, it has spillover affect in the marriage.

Our prayers follow the ACTS acronym—

We spend a bit of time ADORING our Lord together
We CONFESS our shortcomings to each other and to the Lord together.

We spend a lot of time expressing THANKSGIVING for our physical, relational, and spiritual blessings.

Lastly we ask our Lord to SUPPLY what we need in our lives and what our family and immediate circle of friends may be needing.

For us it continues to be true that the couple that prays and plays together stays together❤️🔥🙏

This is our story and imperfect as we are, we are sticking with it.

Preventative Daily Medicine

Today was my Longest anti Covid 10 km plus walk since start of 2021.

Rosetta dropped me off 10 kilometres away from home and I made my way home through the city in 1 hour and 48 minutes at about 10:30 per km pace singing and listening to Jordan Peterson’s recent release Beyond Order.

Here’s 5 things from Chris Wark, a cancer fighter survivor that infuse me with vision and courage to keep pressing on as much as I can at my age and not let the ‘public officials’ stir fear in me by obsessive warnings directed to threaten rather than prevent and inspire to better choices.

  1. Accept total responsibility for your health.
    You are the driver of your healing journey
  2. Be willing to do whatever it takes.
    That means changing everything.
  3. Take massive action.
    Massive action produces massive results
  4. Make plans for the future.
    Plan to survive and thrive. See yourself well.
  5. Enjoy your life and the process.
    Embrace your healing adventure with joy.

Thank you Chris wark, author of Beat Cancer Daily

Walking side by Side

I’ve been walking all winter on my own, but today I was blessed to have a good friend Stefan Pettersson of Swedish descent, join me in our 9 km anti Covid walk through my city. Stefan is as close to a Viking as I will ever get close to, plus he is a rabid Leaf fan like me, AND the dude climbed Mt McKinley back in the day.

Stefan has been part of a couple of men’s groups I am a part of, both meeting weekly in early morning. Stef enriches my life and so many others by his consistent loyalty and ‘I’ve got your back’ attitude and action. I love this young man.

Stefan and I and a few others have the kind of male friendship C S Lewis affirms—

True friends don’t spend time gazing into each other’s eyes.
They may show great tenderness towards each other but they face in the same direction – toward common projects, goals – above all, towards a common Lord

Friends walk side by side.

You will not find the warrior, the poet, the philosopher or the Christian by staring in his eyes as if he were your mistress:

Better to fight beside him, read with him, argue with him, pray with him.