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Devout Atheism

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 15, 2021 • 1 Comment

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right! – George Harrison (1943-2001), from “Here Comes the Sun” (1969) A religion is a system of beliefs based in human ideas about... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part V)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 08, 2021 • 31 Comments

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing. Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He. The Lord of hosts His name, from age to age the same, And He must win the battle.... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part IV)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 01, 2021 • 36 Comments

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing. Our Helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe! His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal. – Martin Luther (1483-1546) from “A Mighty... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 24, 2021 • 43 Comments

Day by day, Day by day, Oh Dear Lord, Three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly Day by day. – Stephen Schwartz, “Day by Day” from “Godspell” (1972) Last week we discussed our need to better understand the Godhead so we can explore the history... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 17, 2021 • 91 Comments

O most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother, May I know Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly. – St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253), From his deathbed prayer (1253) If we hope to achieve some level of understanding of how the Godhead works in the world, we are going to have to... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 10, 2021 • 58 Comments

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! Charles Wesley (1707-1788), from “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (1739) All the gods that we ever have worshiped have been human–made. This is true even of the Christian God,... Read More

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 03, 2021 • 46 Comments

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! – Charles Wesley (1707-1788), from “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (1739) At Easter we celebrate the most important set of events in human history. Insofar as... Read More

Mourning My Religion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 27, 2021 • 61 Comments

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and,... Read More

Know Yourself

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 20, 2021 • 28 Comments

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood, and looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy... Read More

The Coming Apocalypse

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 13, 2021 • 38 Comments

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great. And would suffice. – Robert Frost (1874-1963),... Read More