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Judging History

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 04, 2021 • 55 Comments

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.– That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”... Read More

Kindness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 27, 2021 • 26 Comments

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James, novelist (1843-1916) Kindness seems to most of us to be the weak sister in our pantheon of virtues. Love. Forgiveness. Truth. Wisdom. Justice. Mercy. And, um…... Read More

The Greatest Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 20, 2021 • 29 Comments

No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity, Because the greatest love of all is happening to me. I found the greatest love of all inside of me. The greatest love of all is easy to achieve! Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all. – Linda... Read More

Truth Detector

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 13, 2021 • 28 Comments

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955), quotation (1948) The above quotation from Albert Einstein shows a profound understanding... Read More

Seeing is Believing

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 06, 2021 • 54 Comments

I believe above the storm the smallest prayer will still be heard. I believe that someone in that great somewhere hears every word. Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf, Or see the sky, Then I know why I believe. – Ronnie Dunn & Craig Wiseman, from “I Believe” (1953)... Read More

Living the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 30, 2021 • 15 Comments

What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live? What’s it all about When you sort it out, Alfie? Are we meant to take more than we give? Or are we meant to be kind? And if only fools are kind, Alfie, Then I guess it is wise to be cruel.... Read More

Seeking Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 23, 2021 • 39 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