trying to shine

      Only God can answer am-I-enough questions. That’s why trying to shine in other people’s (and your own) eyes is such sad and exhausting work. 

“My drive . . . comes from a fear of being mediocre. I push past one spell of it . . . but then I feel I am still mediocre and uninteresting unless I do something else.” Madonna

“[L]arge crowds gathered to hear Him . . . but He often slipped away to uninhabited places to pray.” Luke 5:15-16