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Who Is He?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 12, 2022 • 42 Comments

He touched me. He put his hand near mine and then He touched me. I felt a sudden tingle when He touched me. A sparkle. A glow. He knew it. It wasn’t accidental, no, He knew it. He smiled and seemed to tell me so, all through it. He knew it, I know He’s real,... Read More

Tread Lightly

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 05, 2022 • 33 Comments

Under a spreading chestnut-tree ⁠the village smithy stands. The smith, a mighty man is he, with large and sinewy hands, And the muscles of his brawny arms are strong as iron bands. His hair is crisp, and black, and long; his face is like the tan; His brow is wet with honest sweat, he earns... Read More

Jesus Deserves His Own Way

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 26, 2022 • 25 Comments

The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,... Read More

Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 19, 2022 • 57 Comments

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and Ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love... Read More

Mathematics

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 12, 2022 • 40 Comments

Morning has broken like the first morning. Blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing, praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the world. Sweet the rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven, Like the first dewfall on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, Sprung... Read More

The Valley

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 05, 2022 • 43 Comments

I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself, What a wonderful world! I see skies of blue and clouds of white. The bright blessed day. The dark sacred night. And I think to myself, What a wonderful world! – Bob Thiele (1922-1996)... Read More

Eternal

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 29, 2022 • 27 Comments

Now I’ve been crying lately, Thinkin’ about the world as it is. Why must we go on hating? Why can’t we live in bliss? Oh, Peace Train take this country, Come take me home again. – Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), from “Peace Train” (1971) I still can vividly recall how it felt to be afraid... Read More

Magic Bullet

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 22, 2022 • 18 Comments

Now I’ve been happy lately, Thinkin’ about the good things to come. And I believe it could be. Something good has begun. Oh, I’ve been smiling lately, Dreaming about the world as one! And I believe it could be. Someday it’s going to come. ‘Cause I’m on the edge of darkness. There ride the Peace... Read More

Why?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 15, 2022 • 26 Comments

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive,... Read More

“Allen”

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 08, 2022 • 24 Comments

Oh, my love, my darling, I’ve hungered for your touch a long, lonely time. And time goes by so slowly, and time can do so much. Are you still mine? I need your love, I need your love, God speed your love to me. – Alex North (1910-1991) & Hy Zaret (1907-2007), from “Unchained Melody... Read More