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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

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


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


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

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 03, 2021 • 46 Comments

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! – Charles Wesley (1707-1788), from “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (1739) At Easter we celebrate the most important set of events in human history. Insofar as... Read More

Know Yourself

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 20, 2021 • 28 Comments

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood, and looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy... Read More

What Does God Want? (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 24, 2020 • 55 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