I remember when we bought our first flat panel widescreen television. It was a door buster deal from one of the Thanksgiving weekend sales.

I vividly remember plugging it in to watch the Seahawks game the weekend we brought it home. The colors were sharp and clear. The blue uniforms popped in contrast to the deep green of the field turf.

Up until that point in time I had only watched TV on a 4:3 (square screen).

Now I was seeing things differently with a 16:9 screen.

The aspect ratio made all the difference in the world… Along with the advent of HD technology of course.

Ratios are very important in everyday life. Here are a few examples of important ratios:

The number of teachers in a classroom full of eager learners.

When mixing gasoline and oil for power tools, ratios are crucial.

The ratio of leaders to students while on youth ministry outing.

The ratio of marshmallows to regular pieces in a box of Lucky Charms… And for that matter the number of crunch berries to regular pieces in Cap N’ Crunch.

But I digress, the ratio that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is this one:


For every eight people that run in our Fairwood 5K Fun Run this Saturday, one student gets to go to Lift 2011, our summer camp.

You don’t have to run it; you can walk it if you like, bike it, or whatever.

All $25 of the registration fee go to send students to camp and experience God in a brand new way.

Here are the details:

Who: You, your friends, and family

What: Fairwood 5K Fun Run ($25 / person)

When: Saturday August 6, 2011 — 9 am

Where: Fairwood Church — 13120 SE 192 ST Renton, WA 98058

Why: We want to make camp a reality for every student in our community.

How: Register day of the event — Run/walk/bike and enjoy a post race party with us.

I’d love to see you and as many of your friends and family their as possible. If you can’t run for some reason you can donate here:


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