Building on a Rock

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 28, 2023 • 27 Comments

This land is mine. God gave this land to me. This brave and ancient land to me. And when the morning sun Reveals her hills and plains, Then I see a land Where children can run free. So take my hand And walk this land with me. And walk this lovely land with me. –... Read More

Whose Christianity?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 21, 2023 • 43 Comments

I paused to watch a darting speck That flickered in the yellow breeze And came to taste my daisy bed And touched with gold my lazy trees And blessed all I had done. And though I had to turn my head, I watched it as it fluttered by. And though I had to work instead,... Read More

“My Commandment” (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 14, 2023 • 46 Comments

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild restless sea; day by day his voice still calls us saying, ‘Christian, follow me.’ As of old Saint Andrew heard it by the Galilean lake, turned from home and work and kindred, leaving all for Jesus’s sake. Jesus calls us from the worship of the... Read More

“My Commandment” (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 07, 2023 • 37 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. – John-Michael Tebelak (1949-1985) & Stephen Lawrence Schwartz from “Day by Day” (1970) Preparing the materials for is the hardest thing that I ever have... Read More

You and God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 31, 2022 • 34 Comments

(I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the roses. And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, And He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own. And the joy we share as we tarry there... Read More

Born Today!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 24, 2022 • 39 Comments

Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing! And heaven and nature sing! And heaven, and heaven and nature sing! – Isaac Watts (1674-1748), from “Joy to the World” (1719) As I woke up last Sunday morning, my Thomas... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 17, 2022 • 31 Comments

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty, Early in the morning Our song shall rise to Thee. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons. Blessed Trinity! Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee. Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see. Only Thou art holy. There is none beside... Read More

What If…?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 10, 2022 • 32 Comments

‘Til the moon deserts the sky, ‘Til all the seas run dry, ‘Til then I’ll worship You. ‘Til the tropic sun grows cold, ‘Til this young world grows old, My Darling, I’ll adore You. You are my reason to live! All I own I would give Just to have You adore me. ‘Til the rivers... Read More

God or Man?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 03, 2022 • 28 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