Grocery List: Nunchuck Skills, Bow Hunting Skills…


Things we need to get

  • Don’t worry about starting the next revolution, just the love the people you can physically touch.
  • In our culture of instant gratification it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you will never be good at something because; we believe if we can’t achieve it over night, we can’t achieve it at all.

…you have to figure out whether you are in love with the art in yourself or yourself in the art. Too many people go into film especially or television, because they are in love with the idea of themselves in the art. The want to be in the movies, in TV, or in theater or whatever, when their natural talents and interests are elsewhere. -Robert McKee

  • We don’t live in or outside of the Matrix. The Keanu Reeves moment of “I Know Kung Fu” doesn’t exist.
  • Your worth is not wrapped up in your utility.

[There is a] necessity of discipline and accountability in a world where kids grow up—emboldened by shelves of participation trophies and constant “you can do anything!” pats on the back—thinking world-changing greatness is just a Kickstarter campaign away. It’s a world where many aspiring artists, including many Christians, skip that whole “tireless, decades-long training to master the craft” part, jumping straight to making the “masterpiece” that they are then surprised to see get trashed by the critics. – Brett McCracken

  • Eggs
  • If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels… If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge… if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love…
  • Carry YOUR load, not someone else’s; help bear another’s burden.

Kurt Cobain, Heath Ledger, Janis Joplin, David Foster Wallace and a hundred others we could list right now are all testimony to the [personal] costs that come with giving one’s life to an artistic pursuit. But does it have to be this way? Must serious, game-changing artists sacrifice things like healthy interpersonal relationships and domestic stability? – Brett McCracken

  • Be free from feeling shame that you can’t accomplish what you aren’t supposed to.
  • You will have a lot more time to develop your skills if you stop watching TV, stop trolling Facebook, and stop reading blogs.
  • Pomegranates
  • Failure is Excellence’s tutor, Monotony her school master,

Paul understood that his calling from Christ to be an apostle to the gentiles, and the un-quiet life it demanded, did not apply to everyone. As John Stott affirmed, our Lord has given different callings to his people, and each of us must be faithful to his own. In many Christian communities we have uncritically accepted the prevailing message of our culture that says a person’s value is proportional to her influence in the world. – Skye Jethani

  • Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean other can.
  • Don’t share stuff on the internet as a means of validation.
  • Stop viewing time as an enemy and start befriending it.

We try to be like God in all the wrongs ways.

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5 thoughts on “Grocery List: Nunchuck Skills, Bow Hunting Skills…

  1. Great stuff. Equally encouraging and admonishing. I couldn’t have said it better myself (which I’ve just realized is a fairly arrogant thing to say — why is that such a commonly used idiom?).

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