Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • The Gift of Failure

    The Gift of Failure

    Six years. “You’ve worked so hard” “you deserve it, God will bless you ” “do your best and God will do the rest”   So, where have I been? I  have been here, untangling the knots. Untangling the idea that God’s love means He will carry you to every success. Shaking off  every ‘I can […]

  • Shadow Days and the Coldest Winter

    Shadow Days and the Coldest Winter

    Only months ago I believed so firmly with every reassurance in prayer and wise counsel that God was answering a prayer that I had long anguished and toiled with in the innermost parts of my heart. I was beyond happy, even friends and family saw something was different about me. I wasn’t just completely wrong […]

  • The Still Waters

    The Still Waters

    Sat by the Kebar River, feeling the warmth of my Saviour for the first time properly in months, and let me tell you – it. feels. reaaaaal. good. Rewind to this time last year, I had entered a new season in my spiritual life that I simply could not get accustomed to. The best way […]

  • The Blur Between Today and Yesterday

    The Blur Between Today and Yesterday

    FRODO: I can’t do this Sam. SAM: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the […]

  • Where We’ve Been

    Where We’ve Been

    There is a tale of the power of sin and darkness, it is a tale of endless struggle, of victory and of the greatest friendship. Gandalf advises the hobbit Frodo, “I don’t think you need go alone. Not if you know of anyone you can trust, and who would be willing to go by your […]

  • Did I Make The Right Choice?

    Did I Make The Right Choice?

    “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was […]

  • Trial and Temptation

    Trial and Temptation

    The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” Exodus 16:3   The Greek word ‘peirasmos’ means both […]

  • The Conveying of Life

    The Conveying of Life

    Take a look at the following passages from Scripture: “For because you did not do it the first time,  the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.” 1 Chronicles 15:13 “Moreover Jehoiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Old Gate; […]

  • How dare You, God

    How dare You, God

    Ntozake Shange once wrote “we need a god who bleeds now, whose wounds are not the end of anything.” Out of pain, resentment and fear, I hear those words echo like a song clinging to my vocal chords. Maybe our human wounds often feel like the end of everything. When I am in safety and […]

  • A Fox Named Fear

    A Fox Named Fear

    “NOW IT occurred that while the people pressed upon Jesus to hear the message of God, He was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee). And He saw two boats drawn up by the lake, but the fishermen had gone down from them and were washing their nets. And getting into one of […]

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