31 Million Second Rule

April 23, 2012

We have all heard of the 5 second rule. This of course in reference to if food falls on the ground there is a 5 second window. If the food is collected then it is deemed safe to eat. My question is this, is there a rule about how long something can go before you eat it?

This past week my wife and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. It was AWESOME to reflect on how blessed I am! One of the coolest traditions is to eat your wedding cake. And by cool I mean it was frozen and then thawed out. The important part was to remember. We were not eating a year old cake for flavor. We wanted to remember about something very special to us. Traditions are a special way to help us remember the significant things we NEVER want to forget.

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This fall Statesboro First United Methodist Youth will be going to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters for our high school fall retreat. It’s going to be amazing! We will be going during fall break on October 15th-17th. The cost is $150 and the due date to sign up is Sunday September 18th. Here are 5 reasons I am fired up about going back to the place we took our winter retreat last year.

#1 – The on-campus recreation activities. They have a 3 man swing, zip line, goliath swing, rock wall, foam pit, paint ball, a mountain to climb, and more. The fun never stops!

#2 – Rafting down the Ocoee River. Back in 1996 when the olympics where in the USA they went here to go rafting. Don’t worry we will be on the easier part of the water. I am huge chicken and I had a blast when I went a couple of years ago.

#3 – FOOD! Snowbird is the best camp food you will ever eat.

#4 – Worship and Teaching. I was blown away by how moving our time was with not only the teachers and worship, but also the small group leaders. They have a staff full of college age people who are ready to listen and pour into students.

#5 – It’s a high school retreat! We all deal with some similar issues, but this will be just for high school students. You will get to hang with people your age.

This is our first high school retreat and I am SO PUMPED! You should go talk with your parents right now about coming.

You can now view the Statesboro First Methodist Youth Summer calendar for 2011. Click here to view. The Summer is an amazing time to hang out and make some new friends. We will also have Becca Thomas our summer intern helping out. Most importantly it’s a great time to go deeper in faith.

I pray you will join us for some of these summer events.

For more detailed info please visit the Statesboro First Methodist Youth Page.