mediocre things

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” (Philippians 4:11‭-‬12)

Often this passage is referenced when going through pain. When experiencing trials. We are called to be content, even in the midst of our pain. But what about when things are mediocre, or even good? Are we still focused on being content then?

I think that one of the mistakes we can make as Christians is believing that faith in Christ is just a fix for the bad things. We use God to make bad things better, and that’s the only time we let Him into our lives. That’s when we pray. That’s when we read the Bible. That’s when we lean on Him. But friends, it is SO important that we recognize that Christianity is about loving and experiencing God in every season of life. I’ve had to work through this firsthand - being in school is good, but I would much rather be travelling still, like I was a few weeks ago. But I need to recognize that God is still good, and that this is where I’m planted right now, so I need to be content with that.

Paul says that being content is the secret of facing not only hunger and need, but also of facing plenty and abundance. It’s almost as if plenty and abundance are still something to be “faced”. And I think they are. If we’re missing out on God in the midst of these things, then we need to reevaluate. Friends, practice contentment. Know that each day you can be content, because your God is good and He never changes.

The Doctors as "My Immortal" Quotes

William Hartnell: “Why did you do such a thing, you mediocre dunces?” asked Professor McGonagall"

Patrick Troughton: “Then swooped he in singing to the tune of a Gothic version of a song by 50 Cent.”

Jon Pertwee: “And den……………..I jumped secxily in front of da bullet!11”

Tom Baker: “U must go back in time and sedouce him. It is the only way.”

Peter Davison: “he put his arm around me all protective.”

Colin Baker: “I need to wear like da hotset outfit EVA.”

Sylvester McCoy: “What was DAT al about?”
“It wuz to blackmail u.” I snarked.

Paul McGann: (AN: if u don’t know who she is get da hell out of here!)

Christopher Eccelston: “You dunderheads!1111111111” screamed Dumbledore wisely"

David Tennant: “I’m good at too many things? WHY CAN’T I JUST BE NORMAL? IT’S A FUCKING CURSE!”

Matt Smith: “STOP IT NOW YOU HORNY SIMPLETONS”

Peter Capaldi: “I was even upset went to rehearsal with my Gothic metal band, Bloody Gothic Rose 666. I am the leader singer of it and I play guitar”

I’m so sorry.

“When I speak to young designers I tell them, shut your computer, don’t look at your computer, don’t look at your favourite things in your computer. If you want to see real things, real beauty, you have to go there by walking, go there, touch it and smell it, otherwise you cannot get real emotion. If you want to create something you need real excitement and emotion, not superficial vision… resist mediocrity, resist ordinary things…it’s a life’s work. Are you ready to sacrifice yourself to create something?”

–Yohji Yamamoto

2016 tv roundup

the walking dead: canceled

stranger things: mediocre 

the get down: invented television

eyewitness: cant tell whats blander the color palette or the plot

game of thrones: better but still bad

westworld: 5 plot twists in a trench coat

mr robot: rami being hot distracts from this show progressively getting shittier

black mirror: good, but still not forgiven for the pig episode

black sails: invented polyamory and character development

skam: idk what theyre saying but tears are streaming down my face

We live in a world full of mediocrities- lacking
passion for things. People work for money, prefer
texting instead of making face-to-face
conversations, even sexting because making love is
“too mainstream”. I walk around and see
people hiding so much of pain within, their dull
faces wearing the brightest smiles. It feels like the
way people who are about to die smile for the last
time. Nobody wants to commit to love, people want
to cheat and fuck and get away with it. Their way of
living has changed from relishing each moment to
merely surviving each day as it comes. Everybody
needs their own space and privacy and families do
not stay together anymore. It is sad how ‘life’ is
getting rare and how rotten we feel.
—  Deeksha Tripathi
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i got a set of three canvases for christmas and decided to paint some abstract tsoa art on them

the first one is supposed to be a beach (and the purple is supposed to represent figs, sorry the color is a little off in the solo one) the second one is supposed to be troy (you know with all the bloodshed) and the last one is the underworld (the white part is the river styx)

anyway, it was mainly an excuse to hang some tsoa stuff on my wall

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[6:06pm] today’s officially the last day of the school year, im just super grateful that i managed to promote without a hitch and can continue onward with my efforts ☆ also: im in the top 20% of my cohort this year im so :“) because honestly i was so used to being mediocre in secondary school and to be peaking now is such a wild thought

Just Brass Things #92

That one brass player that doesn’t know what dynamics are.

For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.
—  Andy Rooney

I am the one thing in life I can control
I am inimitable I am an original
I am not falling behind or running late
I am not standing still I am lying in wait

anonymous asked:

*curtsies* Hey, Duke. So I'm in a trouble zone right now. I really struggled with writing the last essay of my current English class. Didn't quite make the minimum word count, try as I did. I wasn't confident at all when I turned it in. I'm an A+ student and I've never hated writing an essay as much as I hated this one. We don't even have our grades back yet, but I feel as if I've already failed as an English major. Maybe I was just having a bad week? I dunno... Any advice?

 *Curtsies* Yep. Get over it. 

That probably sounds harsh, but believe it or not I’m actually trying to save you a lot of anxiety down the line. Here’s the thing: Mediocre grades happen to everyone. Difficult assignments happen to everyone. Assuming you’ve “failed” at the first sign of a grade lower than an A+ is not going to help you in any way; it’s over-dramatic and unnecessarily stressful. If you could get an A+ in every class without struggling that wouldn’t mean that you’re an A+ student; it would mean that your school is a joke. What a lot of people don’t seem to grasp about college for some reason is that it’s supposed to be a challenge. It’s not supposed to just hand out good grades. It’s not supposed to give you an A for effort. It’s not supposed to be a breeze the whole time, and if it is, your school is doing something seriously wrong and you are not actually getting an education. The whole point of education and higher education in particular is to learn stuff you don’t know and to get better at stuff you’re not good at. There’s nothing wrong with you. You haven’t “failed” as an English major. You are supposed to have to work hard for those A’s. The only way you’re going to fail as an English major is by letting academic setbacks derail you.

So. What should you do? Definitely don’t panic or mope about it, especially when you don’t even know how you actually did yet. If it turns out you did do poorly, that’s still not a good reason to mope or panic. Instead, be productive. Read your professor’s comments carefully. Ask them for clarification if you don’t understand their comments completely. Try to be your own constructive critic and figure out what went wrong with this paper. Did you not do enough research? Did you not do a thorough enough outline? Did you procrastinate? What didn’t work here that usually does? Figure that out and look: you’ve learned something. That’s what college is for. If you can’t figure it out on your own, go to the writing center. Talk to an advisor. Try to learn from whatever mistakes you made so you can get that A next time. 

And lastly? Let. It. Go. You’re not perfect. You’re not supposed to be. You were just raised in an unhealthy educational system that places a greater emphasis on good grades than on actually learning. So try to break out of that mold by saying, “Okay, this wasn’t great. I’m disappointed but I’m just going to learn from it and do better next time.” Don’t be unnecessarily hard on yourself. Life’s hard enough. More here.

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