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Be Inspired!

I personally love to be creative, to think outside the box and see things in a whole new way … these 75 images are amazing and do just that! Take a few and be inspired … Here are just a few to wet your appetite.

Enjoy these 4 and then tala a look at all 75 by clicking on the link below.

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Click HERE and SEE ALL 75!

 

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Twitter Turns Ugly Over PR Person’s Idiotic Tweet

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Justine Sacco was, until Friday, the top PR person for InterActiveCorp, the New York media conglomerate run by Barry Diller. IAC owns the Daily Beast, Vimeo, About.com, Match.com and Ask.com, among many others. On her now-deactivated Twitter account, Sacco called herself a “troublemaker on the side” known for her “loud laugh.” Perhaps it was inevitable that this self-image would clash with her high-rolling position.

Because Sacco has made a world of trouble for herself, and as I wrote this, she didn’t even know it. Before she got on a plane Friday, a tweet emerged from Sacco’s account, a joke of such monumental stupidity that it was hard for many people to believe her account wasn’t hacked:

Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!

— Justine Sacco (@JustineSacco) December 20, 2013

Point of fact, nobody knew if Justine Sacco’s account was hacked, or if she left her phone when she boarded her plane in London. But that didn’t stop IAC from issuing a preemptive press statement: “This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC,” the company said. “This is a very serious matter and we are taking appropriate action.”

READ THE FULL STORY ON MASHABLE HERE 

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10 Innovative Gadgets for a Better 2014

Lehmann GoPro Personal UAV

There are many peaceful purposes for unmanned aerial drones, and this technology is finally trickling down to civilian applications.  One noteworthy new product is the Lehmann GoPro Personal UAV, a fixed-wing aerial drone capable of flight to 300 feet for up to 5 minutes at a time.  It’s ideal for mapping, exploring, photography and videography, and it carries a GoPro payload for high definition recording.  It’s pricey, starting at $1300 without a GoPro, but it carries with it a lot of promise for peaceful applications.  Interested in this kind of thing?  Check out our exploration of 7 high tech drones for sale today. – See more at: http://www.thecoolist.com/tech-of-tomorrow-10-innovative-gadgets-for-a-better-2014/#sthash.oh3kKeCt.dpuf

Apple Mac Pro

Is the new Apple Mac Pro innovative?  It represents a significant effort in design and technology in Apple’s post-Jobs era, and its significance thus far is a success.  It was Mac’s early desktop computers that built its association with creatives like music producers, photographers, graphic designers and film editors.  While the brand grew exponentially on its consumer products division, this stunning new “obelisk” of a desktop computer suggests a return to its roots.  It is powerful, featuring up to 12 cores of Intel Xeon E5 processors, plus dual GPU systems and all the flash storage one could desire.  For creatives, like the film producers that have relied on Mac in the past, it is built to handle 4k video without a single stutter, one of the most demanding creative tasks one could force onto a computer today.  Upon its arrival, this might be the greatest step forward in desktop computing in some time.  Long live the Mac Pro. – See more at: http://www.thecoolist.com/tech-of-tomorrow-10-innovative-gadgets-for-a-better-2014/#sthash.oh3kKeCt.dpuf

Titan Arm Exoskeleton

One of the most coveted honors an inventor or product designer could hope for is the James Dyson award, an achievement given to one revolutionary design each year.  The 2013 winner is the Titan Arm Exoskeleton, a bionic arm of sorts that provides a lift-and-motion assist to those recovering from injury or stroke.  It’s not only powerful and promising, it’s affordable.  Compared to other prosthetics, the Titan Arm Exoskeleton can be delivered for under $2,000, which could be brought down much further with government and insurance subsidies.  It is the prototype of four students at the University of Pennsylvania, a group who is likely to achieve plenty post-graduation. – See more at: http://www.thecoolist.com/tech-of-tomorrow-10-innovative-gadgets-for-a-better-2014/#sthash.oh3kKeCt.dpuf

CLICK HERE and see the full list

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Let’s make someone happy today

This video is absolutely amazing … you can’t watch it and not smile and maybe even cry!

CLICK HERE and smile for sure!

 

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New Song by David Crowder!

We’re so pumped about what David Crowder is doing and has recently done with his amazing gift!
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“This song has brought so much encouragement + life to me in the midst of huge challenge. Thank you @crowdermusic.” Shelly Giglio

AMA’s Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Taking a great song and adding a new drum twist to it … what a great way to change it up! Good example for the event producers, creative directors and Sunday school teachers! What? Sunday School teachers? Yep … change it up people! Catch someone off guard the next time they gather to learn something in your student ministry!

I Am Second – The Robertsons

 

Love God … Love each other … We’ll be Happy Happy Happy

Good words from Phil!

“The strength of our nation will not rest on the power of government. — The strength of our nation will depend on our ability to govern ourselves, control ourselves and to sustain ourselves based on the 10 Commandments of God.” James Madison

“I notice that when children don’t obey their parents they take them down to the courthouse!” Phil

 

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Check this out as you get ready for the weekend!

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Possibilites! Let’s do more … let’s change the world!

There’s really no reason why we can’t see students take life and their walk with God to a new level … God can use them to change the world! God can use you to help them see their potential! You in? CLICK HERE and share your stories about how you are challenging students in your ministry!

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Billboard #1

LORDE ROYALS

:: Lyrics ::

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I’m not proud of my address
In the torn up town, no post code envy

But every song’s like:
Gold teeth
Grey Goose
Tripping in the bathroom
Bloodstains
Ball gowns
Trashing the hotel room

We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams

But everybody’s like:
Crystal
Maybach
Diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes
Islands
Tigers on a gold leash

We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals (royals)
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain’t for us, we crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I we’ve cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we’re fine with this, we didn’t come from money

But every song’s like:
Gold teeth
Grey Goose
Tripping in the bathroom
Bloodstains
Ball gowns
Trashing the hotel room

We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams

But everybody’s like:
Crystal
Maybach
Diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes
Islands
Tigers on a gold leash

We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals (royals)
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain’t for us, we crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

ooh ooh oh ooh
We’re better than we’ve every dreamed
And I’m in love with being queen

ooh ooh oh ooh
Life is great without a care
We aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals (royals)
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain’t for us, we crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

 

 

Youth Room Ideas

Screen Shot 2013-10-25 at 6.54.43 PM CLICK HERE for 31 ideas for your youth room or small group.

 

Time Over Time Matters from Orange on Vimeo.

Reggie Joiner

You can try just one curriculum or try everything! You’ll get the complete Orange experience with curriculum, supplemental videos and Orange Specialist support.  Choose from:

 

  • Two months of 252 Basics Children’s curriculum
  • Two months of First Look preschool curriculum
  • A three-week series from XP3 student curriculum

 

Plus, discover a new way to use the Orange Strategy to increase your influence beyond Sunday morning.  Playing for Keeps is a new set of resources that focuses on six things leaders, parents and grandparents can do over time to make a significant impact in a child’s life.  Here’s what leaders are saying about these ideas.

 

Reggie Joiner talks about Playing for Keeps:

Learn more about ORANGE HERE

Passion 2013!

One of the most incredible moments in recent history!

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Meet Mike Napoli

Take a look at one of the best post series players in modern history. He’s a great story of strength and consistency. MEET MIKE HERE

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Wal-Mart fired Oswald, who had an $8.70-an-hour job stocking pet supplies overnight at Hartland, Mich., store, because it said he had violated company policy in helping the 18-year-old woman, whose former boyfriend was later arrested and charged with drunken driving, malicious destruction of property and domestic violence. READ MORE

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29 Instagram Photos That Will Challenge Your Stereotypes About Africa

See the full story here!

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Volunteer Training at its finest!

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They’ve got everything you need to see incredible, revolutionary, and world changing ideas for you and your volunteers!