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Seeking Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 23, 2021 • 36 Comments

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant – Success in Circuit lies. Too bright for our infirm Delight, The Truth’s superb surprise. As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind, The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind – – Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from “Tell all the Truth but tell it... Read More

Semi-Conscious

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 16, 2021 • 54 Comments

Come gather ’round people, wherever you roam, And admit that the waters around you have grown, And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone, If your time to you is worth savin’. And you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, For the times they are a-changin.’ – Bob Dylan,... Read More

Seeking Jesus

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 09, 2021 • 34 Comments

“We must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus… There will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man. I have performed this operation for my own use, by cutting verse by verse out of... Read More

Changing

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 02, 2021 • 40 Comments

“Please God, make me good, but not just yet.” – St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), from The Confessions of St. Augustine (400)  The problem with every attempt ever made to inspire us to be better people is the fact that none of it changes us. We might try to be good and loving and forgiving,... Read More

No Middleman

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 25, 2021 • 20 Comments

The Light of God surrounds us. The Love of God enfolds us. The Power of God protects us. The Presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God Is, and all is well!  – James Dillet Freeman (1912-2003), from “Prayer for Protection” (1941) Jesus wanted to abolish religions altogether and teach us to relate... Read More

Hellish

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 18, 2021 • 33 Comments

Love is but a song we sing. Fear’s the way we die. You can make the mountains ring, Or make the angels cry. Though the bird is on the wing, And you may not know why. C’mon people now, Smile on your brother! Ev’rybody get together, Try to love one another right now. – Chet... Read More

Why Not Now?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 11, 2021 • 29 Comments

And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand. – Michael Crawford, from “On Eagle’s Wings” (1998) I answer many emails from Seek Reality listeners, and someone recently asked what may well... Read More

Judging

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 04, 2021 • 53 Comments

Let every tongue and every tribe responsive to his call, to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all! – Edward Perronet (1726-1792), from “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” (1779) The Christian religion is all about judgment and condemnation. Its central dogma is built on the notion that Adam sinned in... Read More

Forgiving

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 28, 2021 • 42 Comments

All hail the power of Jesus’s name! Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown him Lord of all! – Edward Perronet (1726-1792), from “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” (1779) The single most important thing that any of us can do in this lifetime is to learn how to forgive.... Read More

Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 21, 2021 • 48 Comments

Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. Bless the Lord, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion, Bless the Lord, O my soul! – David, Third... Read More