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Grace

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 14, 2021 • 37 Comments

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your... Read More

Free Will

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 07, 2021 • 55 Comments

One ship sails East, and another West, By the self-same winds that blow. ’Tis the set of the sails, and not the gales, That tells the way we go. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919), from “’Tis the Set of the Sail” (1916) There is a persistent strain of scientific thought which holds that you have... Read More

Praying

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 31, 2021 • 23 Comments

Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. – Jesus, from the Gospel Book of Matthew 6:9-10 The requirement that we pray to God is another human-made idea. God seeks a very much closer and more loving relationship with ... Read More

A Little Lower Than God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 24, 2021 • 72 Comments

O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth! When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made... Read More

The Uncaused Cause

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 17, 2021 • 101 Comments

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.  He gathers the waters of the sea together in a water skin; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth know the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in... Read More

Reality at Last!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 10, 2021 • 40 Comments

Rather Than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), from Walden (1854) There are many people now spreading the word that we all survive the death of our bodies. A lot of them are near-death experiencers, so what they are teaching is little more than the fruit of their... Read More

Loving (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 03, 2021 • 30 Comments

Some may come and some may go. He will surely pass. When the one that left us here returns for us at last. We are but a moment’s sunlight, fading in the grass. Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now.  -Chet Powers (1937-1994), From... Read More

Loving (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 26, 2021 • 39 Comments

If you hear the song I sing, you will understand. You hold the key to love and fear all in your trembling hand. Just one key unlocks them both! It’s there at your command. Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now. – Chet Powers... Read More

Fearless

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 19, 2021 • 32 Comments

Love is but a song we sing. Fear’s the way we die. You can make the mountains ring, or make the angels cry. Though the bird is on the wing, and you may not know why, Come on people now. Smile on your brother! Everybody get together, try to love one another right now. –... Read More

Devilish

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 12, 2021 • 69 Comments

At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee; On, then, Christian soldiers, on to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise; Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise! – Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), from “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (1865) There is no powerful evil entity in opposition to God. It doesn’t matter whether... Read More