Blog - Human Nature

Am I Growing Spiritually?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 12, 2019 • 39 Comments

As we continue to talk about spiritual growth, I have been hearing from more and more people who ask how they will be able to tell when they are growing spiritually. I used to wonder about that, too! But having worked at my own spiritual growth and been amazed both by how easy it is... Read More

The Happy Process of Natural Death

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 14, 2019 • 104 Comments

Death is a universal part of life, so the level of misinformation and fear that still surrounds it in the twenty-first century is horrifying! So much of what we are told by those we venerate as authorities is scary, silly, and entirely wrong. The scientific community still insists that the death of our bodies will... Read More

Being the Light

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 24, 2019 • 22 Comments

Many earnest Americans believe they can fight evil with angry chanting, venomous signs, and even physical attacks on others. And our social media has become a literal breeding-ground of self-righteous rage, where if you disagree with those shouting the loudest, you risk being obliterated altogether! Yet, even with all these well-meant efforts being made by... Read More

When Our Faith Betrays Us

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 10, 2019 • 31 Comments

Jesus has some wonderfully positive things to say about faith! He sees it as the engine that empowers our minds. For example, when His disciples have trouble driving out a possessing spirit, they ask Him why they are unable to do it. And He says, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I... Read More

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 03, 2019 • 33 Comments

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union,... Read More

Choosing Kindness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 27, 2019 • 53 Comments

Among my earliest memories is the fun of helping my grandmother gather eggs. I was at eye-level with her geese, and they would chase me if they were out so she would shut them in the barn, where they would honk and complain. I was a little bigger than the chickens, so while Grandma collected... Read More

He Who Is Without Sin…

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 20, 2019 • 28 Comments

I believe that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be judged in the long course of history to have been the greatest American of the twentieth century. Of course, there were other Americans during the last century who did remarkable things! But in the fifty-one years since Dr. King’s death his stature has risen, and... Read More

I’m Sorry

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 13, 2019 • 30 Comments

One of my first legal clients gave me the most important professional advice I have ever received. In fact, it has turned out to be some of the most important advice about life there is! This young salesman was an astonishing ball of energy, so wound up that he couldn’t sit down so he spent... Read More

Do Not Judge

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 29, 2019 • 30 Comments

The Gospel teachings of Jesus include the most radical directives ever given. His ideas seem so revolutionary to most of us that, as the lay theologian G.K. Chesterton so memorably said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting—it has been found difficult and left untried.” The teachings of Jesus are divine commands,... Read More

Spiritual Physics

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 15, 2019 • 28 Comments

I have written about spiritual physics before, but not as a primary topic. I try not to write about anything of which I am not confident, and spiritual physics is the mother lode and forest-dwelling beast of all topics! We know now what is at the root of reality, but there are still big gaps... Read More