Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Walking in God’s Grace

    Walking in God’s Grace

    In Psalm 119:105, there are two comparisons in the verse. The first comparison is lamp vs light, and the second comparison is feet vs path.  God’s word is both a lamp and a light. God’s word is a lamp, a focused source of light, that helps us take the current step. We can only see […]

  • Trust God’s Grace

    Trust God’s Grace

    Have you ever had a time in your life when you just didn’t feel like you knew enough, had enough, or were enough for what God or someone else wanted or needed you to do? Have you ever questioned your abilities because of some past failure or because of a lack of formal education? Have […]

  • Grace upon Grace

    Grace upon Grace

    Have you ever received a gift from someone that made you feel like the most blessed person in the world? Have you ever received a gift from someone that made you say to yourself, “If I never receive another thing, I’ll be just fine?” Have you ever received a gift that you absolutely positively know […]

  • Keep Knocking

    For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, “Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.” Luke 18:4-5, NRSV When I grew up in rural […]

  • What Is Your Yeast?

    From the very beginning, there were people who had issues with Jesus. His greatest pushback came from super religious people. In Jesus’ day, the Pharisees and the Sadducees were among the religious folk that had beef with Jesus. According to Google, the Sadducees and Pharisees comprised the ruling class of Jews in Israel and had […]

  • Are You Following Jesus?

    We’ve probably all heard this passage preached quite a few times. There are many ways to interpret what Jesus meant. Most times, we focus on the young man’s riches. Those of us who are not rich can easily think that it doesn’t apply to us.  What if the thing we treasured was not material? What […]

  • Don’t Forget to Pray

    In Mark 9:14-29, we find the story of Jesus healing the boy with the mute spirit.  Imagine you are in the crowd. You are a bystander – not one of the disciples, the scribes, or the father. What do you see? Let’s take a step back and get perspective. I imagined myself to be Mary […]

  • The Stapler

    The pandemic economy had hit them harder than expected. Jane was a sous chef at an upscale restaurant. She was on track to being promoted to executive chef. Bill was in middle management at a major clothing retail chain. When both businesses closed in year one of the pandemic, they had just purchased their first […]

  • It’s a Love Thing

    Let’s be honest, love is sometimes hard. I was reminded of this recently when someone close to me was determined to keep me stuck in the past. In all fairness, she was hurt from this event as much as I was. However, a few years ago, I decided to face the past and let it […]

  • Moving from Good to Great

    When I was walking around New York City in 2004, trying to be a writer and find my big break, God spoke and said, I’m requiring more of you. I was so determined to be like my literary sheroes and heroes that I had forgotten the call on my life, to honor God with the […]

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