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Happiness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 04, 2024 • 10 Comments

To dream the impossible dream. To fight the unbeatable foe. To bear with unbearable sorrow. To run where the brave dare not go. To right the un-rightable wrong. To love, pure and chaste from afar. To try when your arms are too weary to reach the unreachable star. This is my quest! To follow that... Read More

Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 27, 2024 • 18 Comments

Raindrops are falling on my head. And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed, Nothing seems to fit. Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling. … So I just did me some talking to the sun, And I told him I didn’t like the way he got... Read More

Non-material Consciousness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 20, 2024 • 8 Comments

There is someone walking behind you. Turn around. Look at me. There is someone watching your footsteps. Turn around, look at me. There is someone who really needs you! Here’s my heart in my hand! Turn around, look at me! Understand, understand! – Jerry N. Capehart (1928-1998), from “Turn Around, Look at Me” (1968) How... Read More

Reinventing Christianity

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 13, 2024 • 12 Comments

Dear One, the world is waiting for the sunrise. Every rose is covered with dew. The thrush on high his sleepy mate is calling, And my heart is calling you.  Dear Heart, the world is waiting for the sunrise! Every little rosebud is heavy with dew! And while the thrush his sleepy mate is calling,... Read More

Growing Spiritually

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 06, 2024 • 19 Comments

Let there be peace on earth, And let it begin with me. Let There Be Peace on Earth, The peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father, Brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony.  Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment, now. With... Read More

Jesus Lives!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 30, 2024 • 21 Comments

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed! When we’ve been there ten... Read More

Jesus’s Lost Years

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 23, 2024 • 17 Comments

Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand. I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storm, through the night, Lead me on through the light, Take my hand, precious Lord, And lead me home. – Thomas A. Dorsey (1899-1993), from “Take My Hand Precious Lord” (1937) One question... Read More

What About Evil?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 16, 2024 • 18 Comments

He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea. He alone decides who writes a symphony. He lights evr’y star that makes the darkness bright! He keeps watch all through each long and lonely night! He still finds the time to hear a child’s first prayer. Saint or sinner calls and always finds Him... Read More

Accepting Design

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 09, 2024 • 4 Comments

Two and two are four, Four and four are eight, Eight and eight are sixteen, Sixteen and sixteen are thirty-two… Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds, You and your arithmetic, you’ll likely go far. Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds, Seems to me you’d stop and see how lovely they are.  Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds, With... Read More

Forgiving

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 02, 2024 • 12 Comments

God hath not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways all our lives through. God hath not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. God hath not promised we shall not know toil and temptation, trouble and woe. He hath not told us we shall not bear many a burden, many a care.... Read More