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58 Extremely Disappointing Facts About The Class Of 2018 (via BuzzFeed)

58 Extremely Disappointing Facts About The Class Of 2018

This is HEARTBREAKING.posted on April 29, 2014 at 3:40pm EDT

In a few short weeks, kids all over the country will be graduating high school as the class of 2014. Let’s take a look at the incoming freshman class, the class of 2018. Here’s how their experience will be different than yours…

In a few short weeks, kids all over the country will be graduating high school as the class of 2014. Let's take a look at the incoming freshman class, the class of 2018. Here's how their experience will be different than yours...


1. First off, they were born in 2000 or 2001 and they’re graduating in 2018. They’re the class of 2018.
2. They’ve never lived in a world with monthly texting limits.
3. The lyric “shake it like a Polaroid picture” has no meaning to them.
4. They never knew a Destiny’s Child with four members. They probably don’t know Destiny’s Child at all.
5. The Motorola Razr is a museum artifact:

6. Star Wars has never been a trilogy.
7. Eminem could without a doubt be their dad.
8. Or, you know, one of the dudes from Hanson could be their dad.
9. If you say, “You sound like a broken record,” chances are they won’t understand you.
10. This sound has no meaning:

11. They’ve been alive for 47 albums of Now That’s What I Call Music!
12. The Backstreet Boys and NSYNC have been bands longer than they’ve been alive.
13. And there’s no way they understand this reference:


14. They don’t understand where the shutter sound your phone makes when it takes a picture comes from.
15. They have always had to accept Crocs as reality.
16. They’ve never experienced the crippling fear that comes with picking a top 8:

17. They’ve never had the crushing realization that their disposable camera pictures didn’t come out well.
18. They live in a world where they can hear Blink-182 on a classic rock station.
19. This building has no meaning to them:

20. The song “Waterfalls” by TLC is older than they are.
21. So is the song “All Star” by Smash Mouth, for better or worse.
22. They live in a post-Sisqó world.

23. They were born the same year the Playstation 2 and Gameboy Advance came out.
25. And some of them were born the same year the first Apple stores opened.
26. You can say with 100% confidence that you have MP3s older than they are.
27. One of those MP3s could be “…Baby One More Time.”
28. They’ll never know the LIE that was “anti-skip” technology on a CD player.

29. This storefront doesn’t remind them of anything:


30. None of these names mean anything to them:
Ja Rule
Ryan Cabrera
Ashlee Simpson
Jesse McCartney
Verne Troyer
Wilmer Valderrama
Chad Michael Murray
Kevin Federline
Mischa Barton
The “Dell” Dude
Tom Green
Nick Lachey
Carson Daly
Terri Schiavo
William Hung

31. They’ve never lived in a world with Squeeze-Its, Surge, Orbitz, Magic Middles Tan M&M’s, or these bad boys:

32. They’ve always had GPS and have never had to look up directions and print them out.
33. “Roll down your window” has no meaning.
34. Neither does “don’t touch that dial.”
35. They’ve never had a late-night AIM chat interrupted by someone yelling “get off the internet, I need to use the phone!”
36. They’ve never had to untangle a phone cord, straighten an antenna for TV reception, and they probably have no clue what’s happening in this picture:

37. The WWE was never the WWF.
38. They can measure how old they are by saying they’re about four Shrekmovies old.
39. Or by saying they’re about the same age as this episode:

40. They have always been forced to accept the harsh reality of the Black Eyed Peas.
41. THEY’RE. THE. CLASS. OF. 2018.
42. “Wardrobe malfunction” doesn’t mean anything.
43. Clay Aiken is just some dude running for Congress.

44. If you asked what brings the boys to the yard, they’d have no idea how to answer that question.
45. Paris Hilton was never popular.
46. They were never forced to look at frosted tips everywhere they went.
47. Leonardo DiCaprio has never been the guy in this picture:

48. They have only been alive for three Harry Potter books.
49. “Darrin’s Dance Grooves” holds no meaning.
50. Beanie Babies were never seen as a gold mine to them.
51. They’ve never had the struggle of picking between Kazaa and Limewire.
52. And chances are they have never burned a CD.
53. The Spice Girls are just some middle-aged British women.

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54. They’ve never experienced the frustration of trying to record your favorite songs from the radio to a tape, only to have the DJ start talking and ruin everything.
55. They’ve never heard the wise words of Mr. Feeny.

56. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was never this little dude:

57. They’re as old as Monster’s IncOsmosis JonesThe Emperor’s New Groove,Jimmy Neutron, and Spy Kids.
58. Oh, yeah, and they’re THE CLASS OF TWENTY EIGHTEEN. 2018.

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Waiting Until Marriage (God AND Celibacy) Is So Worth It (according to Javon)

Do you all remember the college friend I posted about last week? You know, the one who (along with his fiance at the time) posted ‘facts about his relationship’ as he counted down the days until he was a married man?! Well, as of this past weekend he’s married now (Shug Avery voice)!

I’m always pumped about weddings because I love when people find the love that is meant for them; however this one is special. As a photographer, you know I was super excited to see a few previews he allowed us to see since we weren’t actually in town to attend the wedding. What made it even more fantastic……Javon (also a photographer) made a video of he and his wife-to-be just giving some insight into their relationship and their feelings towards each other and getting married! Enough typing….check them out!

Definitely inspiring! And so super cute!!

– Joc


VIDEO #1 – The Proposal

VIDEO #2 – “Hey Mama”

VIDEO #3 – “Our Story”


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Morning Motivation For The Dreamers and Children of God

First Watch This Short Inspirational Video (I think Bishop Clarence McClendon is speaking)

“He Who Begun A Good Work In Me”

….. now read this!

This video was in my Facebook mini feed FIRST thing this morning by breast cancer thriver, activist, and woman of God Maxine Devereaux and I am so thankful for it! As a child of God who walks with the Savior daily, and a dreamer who works hard to hold onto faith — waiting until “your God time” can be a challenge sometimes. Yep, I said it. CHALLENGING. Some people may ask, “Well how do you walk with God daily and still struggle with growing your faith?”

Easy. I’m human.

The only perfect one was Jesus the Christ and seeing as how I’m Jocelyn Drawhorn, child of God — I know I’m not perfect on my own. I can’t do anything with out the help of the Father. If you are a dreamer and a child of God like me, listen closely to the words and let them refresh you on your journey towards accomplishing your dreams and goals. Yes you’ve probably heard something like this before, but there is absolutely NOTHING WRONG with hearing it again. That’s what it means to “meditate on God’s word day and night” — to repeat and ingest God’s words daily to make sure you keep His commands and know how to get through every situation that could possibly come up in your life. The same thing goes for inspirational Word. Take this mini sermon/liturgical dance and keep saying the words over and over and OVER to yourself.

Know that there are angels ready and waiting for you to speak LIFE over your dreams so that they can carry your requests on up to God. So SPEAK IT NOW…SPEAK LIFE! Healing! Prosperity! Godly relationships! Fulfilling career and family life! Friends and Family members SAVED!

In Jesus’ matchless, holy name AMEN!  

– Joc

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What Did Jesus Look Like While Walking The Earth? (inspired by Heaven Is For Real)

Last week just before Easter I decided to take myself out on a date to see “Heaven Is For Real” on its opening night. Needless to say that was a MUCH needed “me time” – and it allowed me to settle my thoughts and spend quality time with Jesus. I already knew exactly what was going to happen in the movie as I’ve read the book and have seen interviews for years now; however, one thing I wasn’t aware of (which was highlighted in the movie) was the fact that there was a girl named Akiane Kramarik who painted visions of heaven God had been showing her since she was 4 years old.

Colton (the main character in Heaven Is For Real”) agrees that this painting by a girl he’s never met in his life – is the closest resemblance to Jesus when he was up in heaven.

This got me thinking….there is really no description of Jesus’ appearance in the New Testament, save the description of him in the book of Revelation.  That prompted me to go a little further and wonder….well why?

There may be a million reasons we can think of, and none of them may be correct, but personally I feel one reason may be that God doesn’t want us to concentrate on the minute, physical details of Christ but focus on His teachings.  Christ was sent here in human form to be a living, breathing, example of how we should live our life. Though we’re far from perfect, He proves that we can live a righteous, prosperous life if we have our mindset in the right place.

Imagine if the bible was filled to the brim with descriptions of Jesus…..

…..would we find ourselves still focusing more on His teachings than his appearance or no?

When I think about the world we live in today, someone’s appearance can honestly be the deciding factor if you listen to them or not. Fair or not, it’s true. If you saw an elderly man stumbling up to your car, babbling words you can’t comprehend with tattered clothes, nails and face dirty, hair matted and filthy – would you silently pray for the light to turn green as you roll up your windows and lock your doors?

If I were in my car alone I know I would. What if that man had alzhimers and wondered 20 miles away from his neighborhood when his grandkids forgot to lock the door behind him. He looks disheveled because he’s been wondering on the streets alone and can’t remember anything.

BUT you wouldn’t have a chance to find that out because you’d be speeding down the street trying to pull off before he made it to your car.

Could you see that happening with some folks reading the bible? If they knew of Jesus’s appearance, they may be racist and throw the bible down because they don’t want to read about anything someone of Jesus’ appearance has to say.  Or maybe Jesus was super attractive and the bible gushed about how good He looked. Some people may not be so open to reading what the bible has to say because they may conclude that “good things only happen to pretty people.”

It’s a stretch, but do you see where I’m going?

I am curious to see what Jesus looks like as well, but I am perfectly alright with waiting until I’m old to go on home to see Him. No rushing over here!

Some people say Jesus looks like whatever you want Him to look like. He may very well look exactly like He was depicted in the painting Akiane Kramarik created. Maybe not. But one thing I do know is that I’m glad He lived so that we could have a chance at salvation and a true-to-life example of how God wants us to live.

Jesus technically grew up with a “step dad”. He was born into “poverty”. He had people trash talk Him when He was actually there to help them. He knew how to have fun (First Miracle). He knew how to forgive. He knew what it felt like to be sorrowful and upset. He knew what it felt like to be “all alone”.  He knew how to deal with mouthy people who tried to embarrass Him (Sadducees and Pharisees). He knew what it was like to be punished for no reason.

I just can’t get with those folks who can’t fathom that Jesus actually existed and is still alive waiting for us.

Heaven is for real. God is for real. Jesus is for real. The Holy Spirit is for real. I experience the proof every day that I’m alive.

–          Joc



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Thoughts on Success? On Bounce Back Ability?

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Today, I will resist criticism…..

Today, I will resist criticism. I will not gossip.
I will not sew seeds of discord, disunity, envy or jealousy. I will not complain. If I am tempted to do these things… Lord, please keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. lol Amen. (via L.Pollard)


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Transformation Tuesday

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“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 New Living Translation 

In social media land, today is typically known as “Transformation Tuesday.” Each week, I look forward to viewing pictures of those who have made significant changes to their health or lifestyle. We’ve become accustomed to and quite good at showing the world our external success, but today I want to talk about something that controls everything around us. That, my friends, is our mindset. 


Our thoughts have the ability to control everything that happens in our lives. They control our emotions and determine what type of day we will have and even the life we will live. Often times, we want success but our…

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Keeping It Saved, Fun, and Romantic While Engaged – according to Javon

So a college friend of mine, Javon Starnes, is getting married to his lovely fiance this weekend and I must say that I’m excited from afar! I slightly feel like one of those stalkers — but I know I’m not. haha

A little background, Javon was actually one of the coolest people I met back freshman year…and the strongest. He lived with his mom who passed away like a couple of months after school got started and was ultimately left to do everything on his own. He had aunts and family members to help him through, but with God’s help, he learned to adopt an independence that most of us couldn’t dream of at the age of 18. Since then we have both grown in our love for photography, but most importantly, our love for Christ. 

Which leads to the topic of this post.

After some time he announced that he proposed to the young woman he’d been dating for a year or so and the photos from the proposal were just beautiful. He’d finally found the woman of God that he’d been praying for and undoubtedly a one that his mother would be proud to have as a daughter-in-law.  A few weeks ago, Von’s finance started a countdown with facts about their relationship — he chimed in. Each post he made inspired and encouraged me in my singleness. I’m going to keep it real, I didn’t always get to read them in depth and on time because I’m always working, or scheduling something, but I finally got to catch up today. Here’s what he’s put…..

10 Days left .. 

So I’ll play this 1 fact per day games too .. lol I’ll probably get sidetracked the closer it gets, but for now none the less … Boom!

A long time ago I prayed for God to show me my wife, a short while later I had a dream, but could not see the face. The figure I saw was Nelle D ‘ s height and complexion. She had a ponytail and was holding a baby in a dimly lit hallway. During the relationship stated below, I remember talking to my cousin Loleitha and she specifically asked me about the dream and compared it to the female I was dating. I was speechless because what I saw didn’t match and the person I was with. Once Nelle and I had been dating for a while and were already working our way to marriage, I remembered that dream. I also remember going to her parent’s house and seeing her in almost the exact setting as the dream.. Kinda freaked me out lol.

You want something from Jesus, just ask!

9 Days Left until the wedding!!!
Fact number 9 about Nelle D & I’s relationship.

Lanelle is a tough little chic. This one time at [band camp] the Spring Lake walmart, it was dark and I was returning the grocery cart in the parking lot and Lanelle thought this crack head was rolling up on me so she almost jumped out the car to fight her, lmbo!! Then like a month later, once again at night I was pumping gas and this thug drove by at an attempt to size me up.. we had a brief stare down [I was fresh from the gym with a cutoff shirt on] needless to say he drove off. When I returned to the car telling Lanelle about it she had already known because she was behind me sitting in the car mean mugging back too hahaha!!!! Don’t let Lanelle think you’re bothering me, because it’ll be a wrap! I love you boo


8 Days Left until our wedding … ohhh sookie snaps! lmbo

Fact number 8 about Nelle D & I’s relationship.

Lanelle values all of the small things I do for her… I mean like REALLY values them!! I remember one of the first times I got her flowers she held on to them for weeks and even looked online for a way to preserve the petals. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that leave a lasting impression.

Oh and I proposed on OCT 20, 2013… I knew she would say yes and I had to stop by the my apartment before taking her home that night, so I decorated my it with flowers and a sign on the wall that read, “SHE SAID YES TO JAVON” … Tell me why still to this day (APR 17, 2014) I am not allowed to take that sign down! LMBO

#DontBelieveMeJustWatch #PeepThePicBelow #IAintLyingTheSignStillThereSucka

7 Days until the wedding suckaaaa!!!!!Fact number 7 about Nelle D and I’s relationship …

We be trippin lol!! & sometimes hard over small stuff.. Like she pointed out the other day, we don’t always see eye to eye, but no two people ‘always’ will… BUT we made an agreement early in the relationship. An agreement that meant we don’t lie to each other and it was ok to have differences BUT we would not carry them over into the next day. We agreed, and to this day still have not broken it. It’s funny because I remember a few times waiting right before midnight to call her, say our prayers together and then reconcile & ask for forgiveness (if I was wrong lol jk). This has helped us admit when we truly are at fault and it usually doesn’t take very long. I remember one time Lanelle jokingly said something like, “I’m glad we only stay mad at each other for less than 3hrs.”
FB I personally think that’s ” a good problem to have” … This technique that we use basically comes from the bible in EPHESIANS 4:25-27

[Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:25-27 NIV)]

I believe it’s like anything else .. With good practice it becomes much easier to sometimes deny pride and for the sake of peace just take ownership. Fellas sometimes this may be hard but BE A MAN! If you lead her towards God it makes it easy for her to follow you! You may mess up, but still try!


6 Days until we get Hitched Suckas!!!!!

Fact number 6 about Nelle D [my beautiful wife to be] and I’s relationship.
I have a secret weapon… (skip the NEXT paragraph to find out what it is)

L-O-V-E & R-E-S-P-E-C-T .. that’s right, Love and Respect!
As many of you know, before getting married it’s a good idea to get counseling [preferably from someone who is SAVED and Married in my opinion, but that’s another topic], attend classes, study it in the bible, or read a book or two that ties everything to the bible. Well that’s what Lanelle and I did. We sought counsel from pastors, signed up for a class at church, and glanced over a book called ‘Love & Respect’ by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.(Stop skipping paragraphs sucka! lol)
FB Fam.. my secret weapon is Ephesians 5:33 (NIV) which reads
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Simple scripture, but powerful impact with limitless potential in my eyes. Males need to be respected and Females need to feel love. Think about it, arguments that you’ve had with your loved one, drama, etc… Once you get to the root issue it probably was because the guy felt disrespected and the female didn’t feel loved. A lot of it can be tied back to these two things. Within the book Dr. Emerson states the following:
“When a husband feels disrespected, it is especially hard to love his wife”
“When a wife feels unloved, it is especially hard to respect her husband”
But check this out…
“Without love, she reacts without respect” .. “Without respect, he reacts without love..” .. I thought on this theory for some time and even applied it to our relationship before marriage. It works! If I love Lanelle with that agape type love then she will learn to respect me unconditionally and won’t play my face in front of the fellas because I’ll tear this house apart lol JK JK she’s nvr done that, but seriously.. Christ is our example for how to love and check out EPH 5!


5 DAYS UNTIL IM MARRIED .. oh snap suckassssss! lol

Fact number 5 about Nelle D and I’s relationship

[For us] Love sometimes means making a choice.
I choose to Love Lanelle even though … 
Lanelle chooses to Love me even though … 
Here’s a better example, because I love Lanelle I’ll choose not to invite any ex’s or anyone I’ve shared an intimate moment with to the wedding. We don’t want anyone sitting there with wishing it were them standing in place of her. The same goes for her.. I don’t want any guy sitting there wishing he was standing in my place. That would bother me.[For us] Love also means communicating effectively. Take this small example from the bible [I love this example by the way]

John 11:11-15
11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.” 12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.”

13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”

In this passage Jesus was speaking about Lazarus and trying to tell his disciples what was happening and what he must do. They didn’t understand him the first time, so he explained it in a way that they would understand.. he flat out said “Lazarus is dead”.. When communicating, misguided information can cause confusion in a relationship. Simply because we love each other, we try not to easily get frustrated with each other and take the extra 2 sec out our day to effectively communicate with one another. Try it! .. not saying it’s easy but give it a try.

#Love #LazarusBetterGetouttaThatBed #JamesBrownGetUpUghGetOnUpUgh

4 Days until we get married #whatwhattttttt

Fact number 4 about Nelle D and I’s relationship

Pray together / Stay together.
Early on in our relationship we made it a priority to pray together. We would call each other at night just to say our prayers together [sometimes I would fall asleep on the phone because Lanelle can pray for a while when she’s fellin it lmbo!]. Still to this day because we know each other so well, when we see a trick from the enemy bothering one another we stop what we are doing, hold hands and go to war! I remember this one time she grabbed my hand out of the blue and began praying. When she finished she looked at me to pray also, but it was so hard to open my mouth because I was so upset.. she didn’t give up, that girl stood there just looking at me. So as soon as I opened my mouth God began to move.We go to God for everything. I remember praying that our relationship would improve everyday and it has. This baffled me because I guess in my mind I viewed a relationship as something that would plateau and eventually the joy/excitement would have leveled out by now. This didn’t happened.. it’s like each day with her gets better and better. In essence, I was putting a limit on God. Why couldn’t our relationship get better each day?.. was it because of what other people say or because it hasn’t happened to them. Or was I going to put my faith in God and make a simple prayer? Family and friends don’t define your relationship! You can let people talk and walk away taking nothing from the conversation, I’ve learned to do this because sometimes they have good intensions but it’s not Godly advice or wisdom.

#HammerTime !! LMBO

3 Days until the wedding!!! #HipHipHooray

Fact number 3 about Nelle D and I’s relationship

Sex! God created it.

That got your attention huh? lol.. Well let’s talk about it! Everybody does it right .. In the words of Steve Harvey, “Where do you think all these little (baby) Christians come from!?” Let me be clear…… I am not perfect, nor am I here to paint a pretty picture of us as if we were. Now that that is out the way. The next question is, have Lanelle and I had sex with each other yet?The answer is NO. Neither of us are virgins, but we choose to abstain from sex until marriage. Why? Simply because we wanted God to bless our unity. We want God to get the glory for bringing us together. We want to give each other our bodies after marriage. Is it hard?
HECK YEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

I’m not gonna front! It’s been some very very very VERY tough times, but I had to think to myself (like the Vine video) “I ain’t gonna do it”. People often ask me what’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my life. I usually reply, “OCS (Officer Candidate School)” because I was getting test like everyday physically, mentally, emotionally, and even my faith got rocked. Not to mention we received peer evaluations and if you failed events or ran to slow, etc, we either got kicked out of the program or had to start over from the beginning. Back then usually getting kicked out meant we were out the Army or couldn’t be an officer and were locked in as a Specialist. Well now waiting before Lanelle and I have sex is up there with that.

The bible speaks about how the flesh constantly battles with your spirit. Rom 8:13 says
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

What are some fleshly acts? Gal 5:19-21 speaks on it.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Just like OCS, everyday can pose a new battle with waiting to have sex. The flesh can test you daily; physically, mentally, emotionally, and even rock your faith (if you allow it).
But we are here with the help of God as a testimony that it can be done. Also, learn to ignore people that make unwanted comments about this topic. I’ve even had someone say, “I feel sorry for her, it’s going to be horrible…” speaking about the amount of time I’ve been waiting. I beg to differ because just like everything else, God has his hands on it and is blessing our relationship (all parts of it after Friday! LoL)

#NuttyProfessor #FridayNightatEightGotMyselfaDate#ItwillBeSoGREATGREATGREATGREAT lol #ImATrip

This is the post he made today. Are you inspired?! Whether you’re single, engaged, or already married — you have to admit this is pure goodness!
– Joc


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Kefia Rollerson “How Great Is Our God” – Sunday’s Best Finale 2013


Kefia Rollerson “How Great Is Our God” – Sunday’s Best Finale 2013

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Steve Harvey Gives a Powerful, Godly, Common Sense Response to MiMi Foust’s Sex Tape

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