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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...

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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:

Via twicsy.com

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.
24. THEY’RE THE CLASS OF 2018.
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:

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

HERE ARE THE VIDEOS THEY MADE LEADING UP TO THEIR WEDDING DAY:

VIDEO #1 – The Proposal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLiZ-bpZAZo

VIDEO #2 – “Hey Mama”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VECy1wP9ILI

VIDEO #3 – “Our Story”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijlgqgcfrug

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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. 

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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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