A commercial from Comcast appeared during the Academy Awards show Sunday. It features a 7-year-old girl named Emily who was born blind. As she describes each character, it creates an amazing visual of what she envisions in her mind. It is simply incredible!
Can you imagine how amazing it must feel to explain to people how the show would appear to you and then you can visualize it … WOW! In her mind she watches the show she envisions and during the commercial they share her vision with us. Andreas Nilsson from Biscuit Filmworks directed the short documentary that brought Emily's vision to life.
The advertisement promotes Comcast's newest technology, which was developed by their Accessibility Lab. It allows people with visual impairments to channel-surf using the "first talking guide" ever. more >>
LOS ANGELES – Upon meeting Pastor Rafer Owens, who is both the dynamic leader of Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church and a deputy sheriff serving in Compton in Los Angeles County, it is easy to understand why he was chosen to speak at Together LA, the three-day conference about discovering how to "love on" the metropolis, beginning this Thursday.
Owens has ministered for 17 years to not only a primarily black congregation but to a much wider audience – Compton, a city once known as a war zone for gangs.
"Our mission is to take back the city of Compton and bring the love of God and the spirit of God and overall revival to the city," he said while describing the goals of his church. "What we've done as a church is become involved in everything that the city does and everything that would help lift up the community." more >>
Jackie Hill-Perry, a spoken word and hip-hop artist whose talents and unique testimony have garnered her popularity and praise, recently shared her story of leaving the gay lifestyle with televangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.
"Growing up, Jackie was molested by a family friend, bullied in school, and fatherless, which accompanied with (an) inherent separation from God, led her into a lifestyle of rebellion, homosexuality, drug use, porn addiction, and everything wicked," according to her online biography.
But, the biography continues, her sins did not keep God from loving her. more >>
While shopping at the mall in Long Island, NY these shoppers got a surprise they were never expecting. It happened as they passed a certain store front. Then something Disney magical happened.
When each and every one of them walks by this magical store front they see a shadow that is familiar, but not quite their own. Instantly the magical feeling of Disney puts a huge smile on their faces. Some walk by and dance, while others are in shock. There is nothing better than surprising people with something joyful on a random day. Watching their reactions is priceless and will make you instantly feel good!
Check out this feel good Disney video below: more >>
Editors Note: Joey Forcherio, a senior at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN wrote this letter to a classmate he had never met who was one of two students recently killed in a tragic automobile accident last week. I wrote a column about the two young men who lost their lives and how their parents and classmates must deal with their passing. I believe Joey's letter speaks volumes from classmates who were touched by their deaths.
I don't remember ever talking to you before. We never played on a team together. We never had a class together. I am not even sure if you knew my name. That is what is so confounding to me about my mourning; we never met, but yet I am deeply, penetratingly hurt by your death. more >>
Ex-porn star, Shelley Lubben, had gone through many traumatic experiences in her life. As a child she was left feeling alone and unloved after being sexually harassed. She then turned to pornography because of these life experiences. Until one day, Jesus saved her life!
At such a young age, it's easy for a girl to be confused after being sexually harassed. It's something that is so difficult to deal with, and sometimes never resolved. After getting involved with pornography, Shelley became a star consumed by darkness. She soon got a sexually transmitted disease and it was a way for her to get out of the business. But, that wasn't it. She then got into a car accident that could have cost her everything. Miraculously, she was left without a scratch.
With all this going on in her life, she knew that Jesus was sending her a message. After some time, Shelley finally decided to dedicate her life and follow the Lord. Leading her to a happy life, with a family and smile on her face every day! more >>