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What Does God Want? (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 24, 2020 • 52 Comments

All hail the power of Jesus’s Name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all! – Edward Perronet (1726 – 1792), from “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” (1779) For most of my life I saw Jesus as one of the founders of Christianity. The religion carries... Read More

Thomas as a Spirit Guide

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 03, 2020 • 62 Comments

“Of publishing a book on religion, my dear sir, I never had an idea. I should as soon think of writing for the reformation of Bedlam, as of the world of religious sects. Of these there must be, at least, ten thousand, every individual of every one of which believes all wrong but his own.”... Read More

Sermon on the Plain

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 12, 2020 • 27 Comments

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home, When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He: His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.  – Civilla D. Martin (1866-1948), from “His Eye is on the... Read More

Sharing the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 25, 2020 • 37 Comments

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offence, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. – attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (c.1182-1226), from “Peace Prayer” After having my first... Read More

Accepting the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 11, 2020 • 24 Comments

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. – Attributed to King David, from Psalm 23 of the Book of Psalms (1000... Read More

Happy Birthday to Liberty!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 04, 2020 • 12 Comments

Oh beautiful, for heroes proved in liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, ‘Till all success be nobleness and every gain divine. – Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) from “America the Beautiful” (1895) The purpose of human life is spiritual growth, and... Read More

Empathy

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 30, 2020 • 40 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. – Bobby Scott (1937-1990) & Bob Russell (1914-1970), from “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” (1969) If people were nothing more than... Read More

Elevating Our One Mind

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 23, 2020 • 76 Comments

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword. His truth is marching on!   – Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (1862)... Read More

Gratitude

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 16, 2020 • 66 Comments

Oh Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed.                    – Carl Boberg (1859-1940), From “How Great Thou Art” (1885) The Gospel teachings of Jesus are the simplest and most effective way... Read More

The Joy of Living in Spirit

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 02, 2020 • 65 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… – C. Austin Miles (1868–1946), from “In the Garden” (1913) The more we learn about reality, the more we realize it is one seamless whole. There is... Read More