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God or Man?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 03, 2022 • 15 Comments

I don’t know how to love Him. What to do. How to move Him. I’ve been changed, yes really changed. In these past few days, when I’ve seen myself, I seem like someone else. I don’t know how to take this. I don’t see why He moves me. He’s a man. He’s just a man.... Read More

Fear’s Ghastly Harvest

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 26, 2022 • 45 Comments

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve been through. Nobody knows my sorrow. Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. Glory hallelujah! Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down. Oh, yes, Lord! Sometimes I’m almost to the ground. Oh, yes, Lord. – From “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Had” in Slave Songs of the United States (1867) By survey,... Read More

Religionism vs. Materialism

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 19, 2022 • 44 Comments

I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every night and day. Spread my wings and fly away. I believe I can soar. I see me running through that open door! I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly! –... Read More

Parables

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 12, 2022 • 37 Comments

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all! O seed of Israel’s chosen race, now ransomed from the fall, Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him... Read More

Fishers of People

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 05, 2022 • 29 Comments

The road is long, with many a winding turn That leads us to who knows where, who knows when. But I’m strong, strong enough to carry him. He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. … So on we go. His welfare is of my concern. No burden is he to bear. We’ll get there. … For... Read More

Turn the Other Cheek

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 29, 2022 • 20 Comments

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive... Read More

God’s Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 22, 2022 • 30 Comments

God hath not promised skies always blue, Flower strewn pathways all our lives through; God hath not promised sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.  But God hath promised strength for the day, Rest for the labor, light for the way; Grace for the trials, help from above, Unfailing sympathy, undying love. –... Read More

Two True Things

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 15, 2022 • 16 Comments

People who need people Are the luckiest people in the world. We’re children, needing other children, And yet letting a grown-up pride Hide all the need inside, Acting more like children than children. Lovers are very special people. They’re the luckiest people in the world. – Henry Robert Merrill Levan (1921-1998), from “People” (1964) I... Read More

Love In Action

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 08, 2022 • 16 Comments

When the moon is in the seventh house, And Jupiter aligns with Mars, Then peace will guide the planets, And love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Age of Aquarius, Aquarius! Aquarius! Harmony and understanding, Sympathy and trust abounding. Golden living dreams of visions, Mystic crystal revelation, And... Read More

And No Religion, Too

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 01, 2022 • 35 Comments

Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try. No hell below us. Above us, only sky. Imagine all the people Livin’ for today. Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion, too. Imagine all the people, Livin’ life in peace. You may say I’m... Read More