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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

Preserving the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 28, 2020 • 54 Comments

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, from the Bible’s Gospels (JN 8:31-32) You may be surprised to see me fighting so hard to safeguard the evidence-based truth about death and the afterlife from efforts to... Read More

What About the Children?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 23, 2019 • 43 Comments

Nearly all the people who ask me questions are past the age of fifty. They are trying to deepen their spiritual life, and they aren’t finding ways to do that in their lifelong Christian beliefs and practices. Often they have been seeking for years, trying out different spiritual options like meditation, yoga, New Age, and... Read More

What Is The Gospel?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 02, 2019 • 74 Comments

Nearly all the people now living who profess to love and follow Jesus have no awareness of who He is and why He chose to be born on earth. That fact is heartbreaking, when the truth about Jesus and His mission is so glorious! The only evidence we have now of the Lord and His... Read More