Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • ryan’s 13.1 miles

    My man ran 13.1 miles this morning with approximately 17,000 people from all over the world.  Focused. Very focused.     All that matters is what happens between here and…   here (the run towards the finish line).       1:46 Champion

  • jingle bells: week 19 prayers

    Weigh in: About 15 centimeters crown to rump, and weighing eight ounces! This week’s project: permanent teeth buds are forming behind the milk teeth buds.  (Munch, munch.) Please continue to pray that our little family would have faith that God will hold all things together.  We wait expectantly for our “big” ultrasound next Tuesday, but…

  • how do you say…?

    My most recent wonderings regarding V include whether or not we should begin teaching her a foreign language while her brain is in the glory days of malleability. Because I have minimal foreign language skills and exposure, I’d have to rely heavily on a “program,” like Muzzy. I wouldn’t mind this, but I’d want to…

  • the panting

    If we’ve ever had a disconnect in reading David’s words, “As the deer pants for the water, so my soul panteth after thee,” perhaps this dance is a more human expression of the same desperation. (Psalm 42: 1)

  • nature girl goes on a nature walk

    To celebrate this perfectly stunning day, Vivienne and I enjoyed a nature walk down at Millbrook Marsh. We filled a canning jar with an assortment of flowers, burs, grasses, and crab apples, learning to take a small sample with us. At one point, we both stopped to watch three butterflies flit around. I was just…

  • obedient thoughts

    As I lay in bed last night, I kept thinking about the times when I or one of my friends is struggling with what seems like justified — though sinful — thoughts. Sometimes, these thoughts just seem like a deserved indulgence, but sometimes they seem like a very justified part of a healing process (for…

  • hymn sing

    This song must be sung. The melody causes the life-blood to flow through the sentiments. O The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus. Samuel Trevor Francis (1875), Welsh melody adapted by Thomas John Williams (1890). 1. O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free! Rolling as a mighty ocean In its fullness over…

  • monday night

    While I went through a glorious pile of hand-me-down maternity clothes, Vivienne helped Ryan reinstall some freshly painted windows.  She would only hand a screw to him when he said, “Banana Cream Pie”.  (I made that rule up. And that’s what they’re saying instead of “cheese” in this picture. In case you can’t read lips.)…

  • lessons in recycling

    Inspired by Bert (who uses old egg cartons to sort his brown button and paper clip collections, of course), Vivienne decided to sort her beads using an old egg carton.   “…worship Him who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and the springs of water…” Rev. 14:7

  • the night is far spent

    Just yesterday, I was whining to my friends about Romans 13: 12 -14 where Paul pretty much says that we will have sinful lusts, but that we are to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Totally missing the beauty of putting on the…

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