Monday, September 25, 2006

Vault and Adoration

Vault (also VAULT) is a carbonated beverage that was released by The Coca-Cola Company in June 2005. Coca-Cola is marketing Vault as a hybrid with the slogan "Drinks like a Soda, Kicks like an Energy Drink," as well as "The Taste. The Quench. The Kick." and "Get to It!" It is a citrus flavored beverage that contains many of the same ingredients as the Coca-Cola beverage Surge, which was discontinued in 2002. Due to Vault's similarity to Surge, representatives of Coca-Cola have given some credit for the release of Vault to, a website community dedicated to bringing Surge back to store shelves.

Coca-Cola representatives and the American Beverage Association state that Vault contains 47 mg of caffeine per 8 oz. serving, thus, 70.5 mg per 12 oz. can, and 117.5 mg per 20 oz. PET bottle. This amount is substantially higher than Surge's 52.5 mg per 12 oz. or Mountain Dew's 55 mg per 12 oz. (

This tiny can of sugary soda produced all kinds of craziness at our high school fall retreat. We had 3 girls (Tasha, Sarah and Erin) decide to stay up all night. Others acted in ways not “normal” to normal human civilization. Needless to say, we had a fabulous weekend filled with tons of fun.

This retreat was called “Adoration,” and the entire weekend was spent looking at biblical worship. On Friday night Tim Olson (our guest speaker and worship leader from the Grace E-Free Church in Eagle Grove) looked at Romans 12:1. Students were challenged to be “living sacrifices” to God, in response to the Lord’s abundant mercy. Saturday morning, Carrie Proctor led the students through the Bible’s explanation of idolatry and the proper response Christians should have to the idolatry in our lives. On Saturday evening Pastor Tim Olson closed with a message on Romans 12:2, pleading with our students to let God’s Word renew them and transform them into more obedient Christ-centered worshippers.


Anonymous said...

It was fun seeing you guys this week at the Retreat in Hidden Acres. The speaker this morning was really good - he had passion and some tools to help us along.

Hopefully, I'll see more of you throughout the year (hint hint). You can rip on my messages when we listen to them.

BTW like the new posts.

Tim said...

I really enjoyed spending the weekend with you guys. Any time with Matt and Carrie is a good thing. I pray that somehow God used and uses His Word to work in hearts and lives.