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"We are creatures of attachment"

~ Lee Crespi quoted in John Methven’s The Atlantic article, “Why We Sleep Together

Morning Musings

Sometimes I find myself to be so quick to settle with my sin. I attempt to calculate all my options, to see that there’s apparently no way out and to wallow and bask in the pigsty. But God, being rich in mercy, has a radical alternative. Something I could have never imagined, yet He makes it so blatantly wonderful after what seemed like a lost darkness to the tunnel. 

He has a different ending. A greater ending. 

How long, O Lord? How long will I settle for my sin? Will I settle for the pigsty? Will I settle for myself? 

Lord, let me trust in your steadfast love, let my heart rejoice in your salvation! 

I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me. 

There are crazy weeks followed by bad days, then there are crazy weeks followed by bad days that end in good company to enjoy artisanal cheeses with charcuterie, local honey, risotto with local mushrooms and leeks, homemade bread made in a flower pot with a side of lavender infused butter all followed with a lavender mint tea au lait. Then the weeks don’t seem so crazy and the days don’t seem too bad. #vscocam  (at Terrain At Styers)

There are crazy weeks followed by bad days, then there are crazy weeks followed by bad days that end in good company to enjoy artisanal cheeses with charcuterie, local honey, risotto with local mushrooms and leeks, homemade bread made in a flower pot with a side of lavender infused butter all followed with a lavender mint tea au lait. Then the weeks don’t seem so crazy and the days don’t seem too bad. #vscocam (at Terrain At Styers)

"The Lord found Jacob in a desert land. In the howling waste of the wilderness, he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle that stirs up it’s nest, that flutters over it’s young, spreading out it’s wings, catching them, bearing them on it’s pinions, the Lord alone guided him."

~ Deuteronomy 32:10-12

"Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t."

~ John Piper (via amartyrschallenge)

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It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is full of beautiful places.

Philadelphia is full of beautiful places.

"The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities.

I got a call from someone who wanted me to lead a workshop on creativity. He needed to tell his management exactly what tools people would come away with. I told him I didn’t know. I couldn’t give him a promise, because then I’d become attached to an outcome — which would defeat the purpose of any creative workshop.’

It’s hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It’s about experimenting and discovering."


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ART: Hip Hop x High Art = Fly Art

Fly Art, a Tumblr account created by students Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano has been perfectly mixing popular rap lyrics and Renaissance paintings since December 2013 and we only can hope that they never stop. 

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