Archives by: The Youth Cartel

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The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)

Today. 24 hours. One spin of the planet. Sunrise, sunset. Chances are good that today is an ordinary day. A Tuesday or a Friday or just another Monday. But it’s this passage of time that we are all asked to make meaningful. As we think about it we are left with a few questions. What part of it is under your control? What part of is already spoken for with sleep, chores, or homework? And what portion of today do we really get ... Read more
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Weather camera spider scares Kristi

That weather forecaster may never be the same! Even though she knew that the spider wasn’t in the studio it startled so much that she couldn’t continue with the forecast? What scares you? Would you freak out if you opened your sock drawer and saw a mouse? Would a spider crawling up your back right now make you scream? (I bet you just checked!) Sometimes when we think about stories from the Bible we don’t really think of people freaking out, we only think of ... Read more
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11 year old rock climber

At 11 years old, Ashima is redefining what’s possible in climbing. She sees things others don’t. She tries things others won’t. And she does things no one can. Watching this video leaves people to wonder, “Is she a superhero?” Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” In other words, in one way or the other we’re like Ashima. Only for ... Read more
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Jeep vs. Pool

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you fail. And just like in the video there always seems to be someone in your life who shouts “You’re doing it wrong!” Don’t get hung up on trying to be perfect. The simple reality is that we’re all going to fail. Solomon says in Proverbs 24:16: “for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.” In other words, failure can be a test of our character. It’s not that we’ve failed ... Read more
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Original Bike Tricks from Tim Knoll

The things Tim Knoll can do on a bike are amazing. He’s taken tricks that people have already done and created new tricks. But he’s also created brand new tricks that are unlike anything anyone has seen before. Each of us, created in God’s image, is an original. There is no one else on the planet just like you. You have the ability to create things no one has ever seen before. We get a glimpse of this through Moses, who in Exodus ... Read more
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30,000 Dominoes

30,000 dominoes stacked up just to be knocked down for a YouTube video? Think about all the hours that went into that. 30,000 dominoes takes a long time and a steady hand. Simultaneously fascinating and an epic waste of time! The Apostle Paul said this about epic time waste: “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received ... Read more
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Scared kitten goes crazy!

Fear is a weird emotion. Sometimes you are afraid of things that you should be and other times it just kind of creeps up on you like a lizard and scares the kitten out of you. Either way, fear is an emotion that motivates you to do or not do stuff all the time. King David knew fear. Saul was jealous of David and repeatedly tried to hunt down his adversary and have him killed. This went on for years and he had ... Read more
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Sign Him Up!

For Chelsea fans this season ended on a high note. While they didn’t meet all of their goals they still did well and won the Europa League title. Perhaps that’s why fans were so excited when a player’s son dribbled the ball and scored a goal during the closing celebration for the last game of the season? Hope for the future. That’s something we can all get excited about. Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans ... Read more

100 Balloons vs 1 Laser

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-S2wTcNIJg[/youtube]   At first you look at this video and maybe wonder: Why? But the answer is also somewhat obvious: Because he had a laser. This works because the laser focuses all the power of the lights electrons into a beam strong enough to pop the black balloons, which absorb the energy instead of scattering it like a lighter colored balloon would, causing it to burst. If it didn’t focus all of its energy than this wouldn’t work at all. In Colossians 3:2, the Apostle Paul ... Read more

Inventing the Mobile Phone

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN6kCMNvJ_8[/youtube]   The mobile phone has been around for so long and is so normal in our daily life, that we don’t even think about it as something someone invented. But way back in 1973 Marty Cooper did just that. Built around the simple idea that people are fundamentally mobile, he used his knowledge to create a way for people to communicate with anyone, anywhere. While not specifically talked about, the Bible documents Jesus followers inventing lots and lots of things to deal with everyday ... Read more
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