This past Saturday was it, and although it wasn't as well attended as most year's (less than a dozen of us), it was still a good time.
We basically play for half the time, doing some fun 'manly' competitions (indian leg-wresting, pirate wrestling, hand-slappy game, some boxing lessons and sparring and more). We spend a couple of hours in reading and discussing various aspects of what it means to be a 'man' at all, what masculinity is, etc. This year we took a page out of the ladies' event (Feminomenon) and had a panel of men to share/discuss "Masculinity, Marriage and More". I was very thankful that Rod and Kirk chose to give a couple of their Saturday hours sharing with us. Rod is awesome and an elder at FBC, with two kids both out of the house. That kind of perspective is something young-men (myself included) desperately need. Kirk is my age with one kid, and most of the guys don't know Kirk. Brandon also was on the 'panel' (it ended up being a circle), and so between the three it was helpful to have them share and give some wisdom on those topics. The guys had several questions, and most of them joined the next morning for our new Sunday School at FBC "Biblical Manhood and Womanhood", which is quite timely.
We of course stuffed our faces at BWW's in the evening, which is a curse hidden in a blessing.
Yours truly showing these young punks how it's done in 4x4 'log' cutting context. :)
|Dave was really good at Indian Leg-Wrestling|
(thanks to Zach Schroeder for being my consistent camera man...he just brings his camera and makes it happen, so nice)