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Jeremih Taken Off Ventilator & Transferred Out of ICU After COVID-19 Health Scare

Jeremih is on the road to recovery after contracting COVID-19. The R&B singer’s family says he’s out of the ICU and has been transferred to a regular hospital room. “Jeremih has been transferred out of ICU,” his family said in a statement. “He will spend the rest of his recovery time in a regular hospital room. The true healing begins. Thank you all for your continued prayers and wishes.” The news comes after the 33-year-old’s agent revealed Thursday (Nov. 19) that he’d been taken off the ventil...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Jeremih, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jesus, 50 Cent, Good News, Toni Braxton, Sean Don, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sean Toni Braxton


The Stories Hiding Under the Surface 

There’s a story I tell often. I can tell it in a self-deprecating manner that makes people laugh. But the story under the surface — the one that represents my hidden pain — is so much harder to tell.  Once, I decided I wanted a kitten. For months, I researched how to be a good cat owner. I threw myself into this idea. I called kitten foster moms, I read online forums, I researched the best litter boxes, I asked my cat-owning friends for advice. I believed I could do this, and I believed I cou...
Tags: Grief, Instagram, Inspiration, Healing, Netflix, Jesus, Truth, Courage, Pain, Michelle, Aliza


Our Need for Real-Life Connection

Although I try my best not to get on my phone first thing in the morning, the other day I checked Instagram soon after I woke up. Twenty minutes later, I went downstairs, made breakfast, scrolled through Instagram again, and then hopped on Facebook. I put down my phone, feeling like I needed to actually get something done and decided to read my Bible and a devotional. When I was finished, I took a shower and got ready, pulled out my Macbook and sat down at my desk to check email. Once my inbox w...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Inspiration, Jesus, James, Lazarus, John Peter, Mary Martha


Orlando Brown Gives Testimony in Church About Quitting Drugs & Turning to God

Orlando Brown says he’s done with drugs and is ready to give his life to God. Footage recently surfaced of Orlando giving a testimony at a church in Texas telling the congregation that he has turned his life around after previously heading into a downward spiral after experimenting with drugs. The 32-year-old started out by telling everyone his name and saying that they may recognize him “from a little show called ‘That’s So Raven.'” He went on to state that he dabbled in drugs, including crysta...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Celebs, Hollywood, Texas, Instagram, Church, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jesus, Las Vegas, Will Smith, Michael Jackson, Christ, Orlando, Nick Cannon


Come with me, and I will make you fishers of the sun.

I wanted to get the text of the Jesus quote right so I could transform it for the post title. Of course, there are many translations of Matthew 4:19, but the one I wanted was "Come with me, and I will make you fishers of men."I couldn't find it. Translations that ended with "I will make you fishers of men" began with "Follow me" or "Come ye after me." Translations that began with "Come with me" had clumsy endings: "Come with me! I will teach you how to bring in people instead of fish," "Come w...
Tags: Translation, Google, Photography, Music, Law, Roald Dahl, Fish, Bible, Sunrise, Jesus, Matthew, Luke, Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka, Ann Althouse


This Week in Photography: Spoiling for a Fight

  Part 1: The Intro   Donald Trump has unleashed secret police upon America. For all my repeated criticism of the man, over many years, that is not a sentence I ever thought I’d write. But here we are. They are secret, because their uniforms are unmarked, and they have apparently been pulling people off the street into unmarked vans in Portland. Now, he’s sending them to cities like Chicago and Albuquerque, because he sees his best shot at re-election dependent upon an uprising of Red State vote...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Instagram, California, Nazis, America, Chicago, Netflix, United States, Portland, Jesus, John, Venice, John Mccain, Ed, Orange County


19 media startups that top VCs say are poised to take off in 2020, as the pandemic reshapes the industry

Business Insider asked 11 top venture-capital investors which media startups they thought would thrive in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic — and why. We asked each VC to pick two companies, including one they weren't invested in. VC firms are eyeing startups that work on a variety of hot topics in media including livestreaming, short-form video, podcasting, and esports.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year for media companies. The shutteri...
Tags: Spotify, Hollywood, Instagram, Youtube, China, Germany, India, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Eminem, Michael Brown, Jesus, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Hart


What does a bird symbolize?

Sunrise, captured at its predictable time — it was 5:19 — with the sudden appearance of a bird. Seeing it only now, as I process this morning's photographs, I wonder what does a bird symbolize?The internet answers most simplistically: Freedom! Which cues "Ballad in Plain D"...Ah, my friends from the prison, they ask unto me“How good, how good does it feel to be free?”And I answer them most mysteriously“Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?ADDED: I have made a study of the birds of the ...
Tags: Photography, Law, Freedom, Bible, Birds, Sunrise, Jesus, God, Leviathan, Matthew, Ezekiel, Dylan, Ecclesiastes, Son of Man, Lake Mendota, Symbols


What does it mean that I put up a picture of a beautiful sunrise and the first comment contains the words "full panic mode"?

1. It means that Trump Derangement Syndrome has burst out into a raging pandemic that includes the coronavirus and anything else that comes along. (In the car ride home from my sunrise run, the CNN announcer at the top of the hour said, breathlessly, that yesterday the stock market took its biggest one-day plunge ever, "12 thousand points," before correcting it to "12 hundred points." We're supposed to feel as though it's 12 thousand, when it's only 12 hundred. Add a zero to every number to feel...
Tags: Health, Photography, Law, Blogging, Cnn, Sunrise, Jesus, Scary, Numbers, Matthew, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Blog Commenting, Trump derangement syndrome, Garner (the Word, Facebookish


Today You, Tomorrow Me [Video]

I hadn’t heard of the filmmaker Chris Neal before I got an email from him about his short film. He says he drew inspiration from a Reddit comment from a few years ago to tell a fairly well-known parable in a modern setting. With a great cast and high production value, his rendition of the parable is compelling. He tells the original story story of, “Today you, tomorrow me”. Never in history have we had technology and tools we have now. We can tell great stories and have them broadcast far and...
Tags: Instagram, Creative, Seo, Creativity, Reddit, Jesus, Chris, Andrea, Chris Neal, Chris Neal @chrisaneal


Considering the Crucifix in the Wild West

Part 1. The Intro   Buckle up. We’re going for a wild ride today. (But at my wife’s request, I’m going to keep it moving.) She liked that last week’s column was info-dense, but also clocked in at 1200 words, rather than the 2500 I was dropping with regularity in #2019. After all the time I spent hoping that 2020 would finally come, it’s hard to believe the year is already 1/12 done. And what does 2020 mean, anyway? Obviously, I know that years are sequential, but who decided to start at 0? We’...
Tags: Art, Photography, Israel, Spain, New, Earth, Bbc, Islam, Jesus, North, New Mexico, British Museum, Santa Fe, Christ, Joe, From The Field


The life and career rise of Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook exec behind 'like' counts disappearing

Adam Mosseri has now been the head of Instagram for over a year, since the photo-sharing app's cofounders abruptly left their jobs at Facebook. Mosseri, 36, has pushed changes on Instagram meant to curb bullying and improve users' mental health. His most notable measure has been testing the removal of public likes from the platform, which could roll out to everyone in 2020. Here's everything you need to know about the head of Instagram: an employee at Facebook for more than a decade, a "close ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Jesus, West Coast, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cto, Zuckerberg, New York University, Nyu, Nico


You Can Never Do Wrong, Doing Right

ON Martin Luther King Day, it is worth meeting a close friend of his, Robert J. Brown. Brown is the great-grandson of a slave. Raised by his grandmother in High Point, North Carolina, she used to tell him, “Bobby, do the right thing because you can never do wrong, doing right. You can’t go wrong.” And that has proven true for him over and over again. Although he grew up in poverty, his grandmother—he called her Mama—taught him about stewardship early on. Once when he was young, he asked her, “w...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, White House, Leaders, Nelson Mandela, John F Kennedy, Isaac Newton, Jesus, Bill, Martin Luther King, Nixon, Bobby, Robert F Kennedy, Bob Brown, High Point North Carolina


This Week in Photography: Laughing at a Scary World

  Part 1. The Intro Believe it or not, I used to be funny. And this column was often absurd. For years, I made fun of Donald Trump, before he ran for President. Even after he won, I still joked about him all the time. For a while, anyway. It was never my intention to become serious, though 6 years working for the New York Times certainly discouraged my sillier impulses. (If you can find a less light-hearted group of colleagues, I’ll be very surprised.) The strange thing is, I never set out to be...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Photography, Hbo, John Oliver, America, Earth, Chicago, New York Times, Arizona, Dallas, Jon Stewart, Jesus, Jerry Seinfeld, Nevada, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Jackson


Christian influencer couple asks for prayers from global church to resurrect young daughter who died

This is very sad. Kalley Heiligenthal is a popular worship singer who has over 200,000 followers on Instagram, according to the Daily Dot. She and her husband recently and tragically lost their baby daughter. Now the couple is asking for prayers to implore Jesus to bring their daughter back to life: From Heiligenthal's Instagram: We’re asking for prayer. We believe in a Jesus who died and conclusively defeated every grave, holding the keys to resurrection power. We need it for our little Olive A...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Jesus, Unfortunate Events, Kalley Heiligenthal, Heiligenthal s Instagram, Alayne


Christian influencer couple wants to resurrect young daughter who died, seeks $100k in crowdfunding

This is very sad. Kalley Heiligenthal is a popular worship singer who has over 200,000 followers on Instagram, according to the Daily Dot. She and her husband recently and tragically lost their baby daughter. Now the couple is asking for prayers to implore Jesus to bring their daughter back to life: From Heiligenthal's Instagram: We’re asking for prayer. We believe in a Jesus who died and conclusively defeated every grave, holding the keys to resurrection power. We need it for our little Olive A...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Jesus, Unfortunate Events, Kalley Heiligenthal, Heiligenthal s Instagram, Alayne


Be a Leader, Disguised as a Follower

Our culture is whirring with conversation and commentary about the opinions of leaders — church, political, entertainment, industry, community, and even Instagram famous. We all want to take a stance on who they are, what their qualifications are, and who has been given permission to lead. I’ve seen more arguments than dialogue. As God’s church, I find it almost amusing that we are still having conversations about giving permission for each of us to lead in the areas of our gifting and callings,...
Tags: Leadership, Instagram, Inspiration, Jesus, Courage, Leader, Esther, Miriam, Deborah, Lydia, Priscilla, Mary of Bethany, Stephanie Bryant, Huldah, Women Leader


Insider-itis, Narcissism & Other Reasons Churches Don’t Reach More People – Episode 115 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

An Interview with Jeff Henderson on What It Means to Be FOR Your Community If you enjoy this episode, subscribe on your device for more:iTunes   RSS   Google Play  Stitcher   Spotify Our world today often feels hyper critical and cynical, and many times outsiders have a similar view of our churches. We’re seen more through the lens of what we’re against than what we’re for, but what if we could change the narrative so our churches were known by what we’re for in our com...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Religion, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Jesus, Listen, John, Atlanta Braves, Andy, Don, Winnipeg, PAUL, Jeff, Tony


Having Anxiety or Depression Doesn’t Mean Your Faith Is Flawed

I find it hard to confess that I was emotionally wounded because people might question my faith. Worse yet, they might accuse me of not trusting God enough or tell me that worry is a sin. They might say I’m not praying enough, reading the Bible enough, or applying it correctly when I tell them I’ve been feeling numb, lonely, anxious, or depressed. But mental health issues happen to everyday people — even to believers who are strong in faith and have friends. I know this because it happened to me...
Tags: Instagram, Inspiration, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Jesus, Truth, God, Lies, Matthew, Corinthians, Mark, Don, PAUL, Jesus Himself, NIV


Do You Have Your Attention?

One of your most valuable assets is your attention. What sights get before our human eyes, and what words get into our human ears, influence us image-bearers of God and bring deep and lasting impact in the world. Including how we spend our money. In a previous generation, the largest companies sold oil and gasoline. Today, the largest companies sell human attention. Facebook and Instagram want your attention, to sell it to advertisers. Google and YouTube want your attention for the same rea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Satya Nadella, Religion, Jesus, Christ, Ephesus, Peter, Timothy, PAUL, Luke


This Week in Photography Books: Alexa Vachon

  It’s Passover coming up this weekend. (Or Easter, depending on your religious affiliation.) It’s a holy time of year for the Jewish people, as it represents the Israelites escape from Egypt, fleeing slavery. According to the Torah, (or the Old Testament,) the Jews then spent 40 years in the desert before being allowed into the kingdom of Israel. To Christians, Jesus was killed during Passover, crucified for his beliefs. Then, according to the New Testament, he was resurrected, as Jesus was the...
Tags: Google, Photography, Isis, Sweden, Berlin, Israel, Iran, Egypt, Taliban, Jesus, Catholic, El Salvador, Photography Books, Ellis Island, Alec Soth, Vachon


‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Will Reunite Walton Goggins With Danny McBride

The Vice Principals team of Danny McBride and Walton Goggins are set to reunite as part of The Righteous Gemstones cast. The comedy series about a world-famous televangelist family stars McBride and John Goodman, and is set to premiere sometime this year. While news of the show, and its main cast, had already been released, word just arrived that Goggins would be appearing in a recurring role as well. Lear more about Goggins’ Righteous Gemstones part, and see the first photo of him in character...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Instagram, Casting, John Goodman, Walton Goggins, Jesus, McBride, Lear, Goggins, Danny-McBride, The Righteous Gemstones, Eli Gemstone, Jesse Gemstone


Characteristics of a Church or Organization Leveraging Tech

Being a tech-averse church or organization doesn’t serve you or your mission well. Tech ought to help your goals and mission. It’s supposed to help make your work light and execution effective. Like we’ve intimated in this post, that why it’s important to deal with tech-aversion. This could be a disdain, suspicion or plain disinterest in tech. We have an idea about what a tech-averse church may look like. Let’s highlight some of the characteristics of a church or organization leveraging tech. ...
Tags: Instagram, Strategy, Seo, Tech, It, Jesus, Daniel, PAUL, Organization Leveraging Tech


Pastor John Gray Criticized for Wearing $4K Sneakers in Pulpit: “Jesus Walked Around in Sandals”

The Instagram account “PreachersNSneakers” is just a little over two weeks old, but it has already amassed a following of more than 100K people who want to see what sneakers their favorite preachers are rocking on their feet.The account, started by a man who goes by the alias Tyler Jones, shares images of celebrity pastors juxtaposed with a closeup of their footwear and the price tag of the kicks.Featured on the pages are a number of famous celebrity preachers (i.e. preachers who have turned tea...
Tags: Celebs, Money, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Church, Los Angeles, Justin Bieber, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jesus, Kim, Oprah, Gucci, Kanye, Sneakers, Jones


It’s time to stop running away: how to unearth peace and presence in an overconnected world

Kate Merrick has a way of making you feel like you’re old friends. She wears her heart on her sleeve—the first time I met her we cried together about losing her young daughter to cancer and then laughed together only moments later about the aromatic joys of raising pigs. Her true heartbeat is unearthing what it means to practice presence with authenticity, seeking the peace of Jesus with vulnerability, and leaning into Sabbath with expectancy. Kate has learned to walk in defiant joy, even in t...
Tags: Books, Hope, Instagram, Israel, Love, Religion, Jerusalem, Guest Posts, Peace, Jesus, Kate, Matthew, James, Lazarus, Mary, Bethany


What You Really Want: Best Plan for a Beautiful Life

“I wanna buy something.” That’s what the woman tells me. You can see that look in her eyes, looking for something lovely. Something new and shiny and lovely, that catches the light in it’s own way. Sometimes we want to possess lovely things — because maybe we don’t fully know what love truly is. “Something — beautiful. I want something really beautiful.” Sometimes we want to possess lovely things — because we don’t know what love is. Maybe, you know —like a nicer house? The kind of house to c...
Tags: Hope, Instagram, Religion, Lent, Beauty, Faith, Humility, Jesus, Christ, Conversations, Joanna, King of Kings


The ethics of internet culture: a conversation with Taylor Lorenz

Taylor Lorenz was in high demand this week. As a prolific journalist at The Atlantic and about-to-be member of Harvard’s prestigious Nieman Fellowship for journalism, that’s perhaps not surprising. Nor was this the first time she’s had a bit of a moment: Lorenz has already served as an in-house expert on social media and the internet for several major companies, while having written and edited for publications as diverse as The Daily Beast, The Hill, People, The Daily Mail, and Business Insider,...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Mit, Harvard, Atlantic, New Zealand, Community


Communications Basics Tripping Churches Up – Episode 84 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

3 Simple Concepts Your Ministry Needs to Be More Effective If you enjoy this episode, subscribe on your device for more:iTunes   RSS   Google Play  Stitcher   Spotify Almost every church we guide through the Unstuck Process self-identifies communication as a “core issue” that’s getting them stuck. I’m never surprised by that. Pastors are trained to preach, but usually not to oversee a communication strategy. My friend Phil Bowdle from West Ridge Church has ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Religion, Netflix, Cologne, Jesus, Listen, Christ, Phil, Tony, Abraham Lincoln, Unstuck Group, Phil Bowdle, Westridge, Communications & Marketing, West Ridge Church


A Comprehensive Road Map To Justin Bieber's Tattoos

The only thing more extensive than Justin Bieber's hairstyle evolution is the cluster of tattoos he's collected on his body over the last decade. Now, at 25, he's gotten so many, it's hard to decipher exactly how many actually exist. Between his sleeves, face tattoos, and the chest tableau that took over 26 hours to complete, we can't keep up — but that doesn't mean we won't try...The singer acquired his first piece of ink — a tiny seagull on his hip — at the age of 16. Since then, he's amassed...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Justin Bieber, Jesus, Selena Gomez, Calvin Klein, Banksy, Yeshua, Stratford, Bieber, Jonas Brothers, Hells Angels, Spade Right Side Neck Bicep, DeserveSelena Gomez, Left Leg Front


A Love That Crosses Oceans

I stood in an Ethiopian church in London, England in July. The city — famous for its grey skies and rainy weather — was in the centre of a heat wave. And let me tell you, it was hot. The church was small and not air-conditioned. Small fans whirred at the front, near the stage. Perspiration dribbled down my back. “Why am I here, God?” I prayed silently. I knew the reason I was in London for the summer — to complete an internship for my college journalism program — but it felt as though there ...
Tags: England, London, Instagram, Love, Comfort, Inspiration, Jesus, Listening, London England, Encouragement, God's Love, Beloved, Loved, listening to God's voice



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