Blog - Afterlife Research

What Are We? (#1)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 06, 2023 • 58 Comments

What kind of fool am I, who never fell in love? It seems that I’m the only one that I have been thinking of. What kind of mind is this? An empty shell? A lonely cell in which an empty heart must dwell? What kind of clown am I? What do I know of life?... 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

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

Fishers of People

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 05, 2022 • 29 Comments

The road is long, with many a winding turn That leads us to who knows where, who knows when. But I’m strong, strong enough to carry him. He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. … So on we go. His welfare is of my concern. No burden is he to bear. We’ll get there. … For... Read More

Turn the Other Cheek

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 29, 2022 • 20 Comments

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive... Read More

God’s Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 22, 2022 • 30 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.  But God hath promised strength for the day, Rest for the labor, light for the way; Grace for the trials, help from above, Unfailing sympathy, undying love. –... Read More

God Cannot Send You to Hell

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 17, 2022 • 61 Comments

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do... Read More

My Spirit Guide

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 20, 2022 • 63 Comments

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

The Silver Cord

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 23, 2022 • 51 Comments

Remember Him—before the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well,  and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. – Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 Please read our frame-verse a... Read More

Seeking Sense in Hindsight

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 02, 2022 • 34 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. – Jill Jackson Miller (1913-1995) & Sy Miller (1908-1971), from “Let There... Read More