You may have noticed I took a little hiatus from the blog. It has been a hard month, and I’ve been dealing with a little bit of depression. It got to the point where I couldn’t come up with anything positive to say or put a humorous spin on what I was thinking, so I just didn’t say anything. I’ll probably share more about it later, when I have a little distance on it, because God used that dark time to teach me some things. But for now, I wanted to share with you a few short videos I’ve enjoyed.

TED Recommendations

Something you may not know: TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. There are thousands of TED Talks available free online on just about any subject you can imagine. There’s an app, which I just put on my phone (as if I needed another time sucker), so I thought I’d share some interesting ones with you.

The most popular TED Talk ever is Ken Robinson’s “Do schools kill creativity?”

One I have recently enjoyed: “How to make stress your friend.”

Another interesting one is by a fat activist (Did you know that was a thing? Me either, but I’m glad it is.): “Enough with the fear of fat.”

Here’s one I think about every time I’m in a public restroom. No kidding. “How to use a paper towel.”

This one is about a new type of prosthetic that enabled a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing to dance again…onstage, during the TED Talk.  “The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance.”

Non-TED Recommendations:

The Butterfly Circus was the first time I ever saw Nick Vijucic, and he was swimming. Great short film! If you don’t know about him, Google him. He is an educational speaker and recently married and became a father. Also, he has no arms or legs.

A delightful short film about the power of books (? Or whatever interpretation you decide on) is The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.  Morris Lessmore.

I thought Paperman was a delightful short, as well. A man whose job is pushing papers meets a girl waiting for a train, then loses her.

Here is a video about how our cells reproduce proteins using the pattern from DNA. Used in the Truth Project as evidence of Intelligent Design. If you have never gone through the Truth Project or True U, I HIGHLY recommend it. True U focuses on apologetics for college students, and offers a pretty in-depth look at the scientific arguments for intelligent design, the reliability of the Bible and the Godhood of Jesus. The Truth Project is aimed at adults and looks at how Christianity should shape our thinking on all fronts, like ethics, philosophy, science, history, work and government. An excellent tool for developing and fine-tuning your Christian worldview.

Well, these recommendations ought to keep you busy for awhile! Are there any interesting short videos you would recommend? Post them as a comment here or on the His Banner over Me Facebook page.

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