This year’s breakout drama This Is Us has been renewed for two more seasons, in an effort to keep you in a state of constant tears through at least 2019.

The show—which at looks the lives of several individuals and families experiencing a series of emotional plot-lines—was a critical and audience favorite for NBC. It’s also featured some underlying, deeper messages about love, family and consequences. From our piece “The Biblical Truths at the Heart of ‘This Is Us’”:

More than just giving us an hour of weekly entertainment, This Is Us powerfully reminds us that where we come from matters. What happened in the lives of those who raised us has the potential to significantly impact the people we become. We can try to downplay this with cries of “I’m never going to be like my parents,” but the powers of both nature and nurture are hard to fully escape.

A few years back writer and RELEVANT contributor Jon Negroni caused a stir online when he outlined a theory in detail of how all Pixar film are connected and exist in the same universe—some, at the same time. It’s a compelling read, especially if you’re a fan of the movies.

Now, the studio has released a short film, showing some of the many connections hidden throughout the movies.

Prepare to have your mind blown:


Husband and wife duo Johnnyswim stopped by Conan last night, and played the song “First Try” from their hit new album Georgica Pond.

The duo was featured in the most recent issue of RELEVANT, where they talked about faith, the inspiration for the new album and how they started making music together. Discuss

Part of the vision of the Star Wars franchise moving forward is to have spin-off films created for different characters within the fictional universe. This mash-up trailer—which uses audio from the current biopic Jackie (about former first lady Jackie Kennedy) and clips from Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III—shows why Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amidala also deserves her own movie.

There won’t be another Camelot. Discuss

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In your feel-good news story of the day, a 108-year-old Christian woman will peacefully live out the rest of the days in her life in her home without fear of eviction thanks to the generosity of strangers.

Carrie Rausch was almost evicted from the assisted living facility she had been in for three years in Columbus, Ohio after the management at the facility stopped accepting Medicaid as a form of payment.

Her daughter Susan Hatfield set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising at least $40,000 from donors to cover a year of room and board. The crowdsourcing effort exceeded her goal with more than 900 people generously donating over $56,000 collectively, allowing Rausch to stay in the assisted living facility over a year.

The family said any extra money raised would be going to Rausch's lifelong church, St. John's Lutheran.

Rausch has held an unwavering trust in God over the years. Her daughter shared in a statement, "My mom has always said the Lord will take care of her." On the secret to her living an active, long life, Hatfield said it's due to her mom's life-long dedication to good nutrition and maintaining a good attitude. Noted. Discuss