Learning your weakness whilst not giving in to it - that is where the true reward lies. 

There’s often much temptation to throw in the towel when at one’s weakest. But if you’re smart, and you know your weakness, you will seek community. The right friend should remind you of the strength in not succumbing to your flesh - and the strength to be sought after in something greater than yourself.

I’m in a pruning season. Chicago’s urban atmosphere swording my weakest appendages.

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Stuck in this weird sort of limbo. Between art and business. David Ramirez says that when you mix art with business, you’re just shooting an empty gun. Concur.

Need more passion projects. 

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It’s hard for me to pour my heart into what someone else has paid for. This difficulty was never my intention, but remains a huge mistake. It has translated into my education and my spiritual life and even my work. It probably originated from some sort of lack of appreciation for my parents and their sacrifices. I didn’t see the sacrifices as I should have - because of my nature, my blind eye. I try not to beat myself up over it. Remind myself that I’m very much a human. But most of the time I remain disappointed in myself.

Whatever the case, it remains true that my difficulty is paid for over and over, ten thousand fold. That my blind eye can be overlooked by eyes that look upon me clearly and in compassion.

All is well.

“It’s like, it doesn’t honor God to pretend like everything is OK. That’s the beauty of Jesus that so many people miss. The beauty is that he died on the cross for our sins, but also that he existed the way we exist. He understands what it’s like to lose a friend. He’s not unfamiliar with those emotions. He’s not unfamiliar with the difficulty of human life. To me that’s what makes Jesus as God beautiful. He totally understands. He went out of his way to prove to us that he understands our situation. So when he has something to say, it’s not coming from this high and lofty standpoint. It’s coming from this person who understands intricately the perils of human existence.”
— John Mark McMillan (via americanstarsandcoffee)