Blog - Human Nature

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

Two True Things

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 15, 2022 • 16 Comments

People who need people Are the luckiest people in the world. We’re children, needing other children, And yet letting a grown-up pride Hide all the need inside, Acting more like children than children. Lovers are very special people. They’re the luckiest people in the world. – Henry Robert Merrill Levan (1921-1998), from “People” (1964) I... 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

Eternal

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 29, 2022 • 27 Comments

Now I’ve been crying lately, Thinkin’ about the world as it is. Why must we go on hating? Why can’t we live in bliss? Oh, Peace Train take this country, Come take me home again. – Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), from “Peace Train” (1971) I still can vividly recall how it felt to be afraid... Read More

Kindness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 27, 2021 • 27 Comments

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James, novelist (1843-1916) Kindness seems to most of us to be the weak sister in our pantheon of virtues. Love. Forgiveness. Truth. Wisdom. Justice. Mercy. And, um…... Read More

The Greatest Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 20, 2021 • 29 Comments

No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity, Because the greatest love of all is happening to me. I found the greatest love of all inside of me. The greatest love of all is easy to achieve! Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all. – Linda... Read More

Seeing is Believing

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 06, 2021 • 54 Comments

I believe above the storm the smallest prayer will still be heard. I believe that someone in that great somewhere hears every word. Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf, Or see the sky, Then I know why I believe. – Ronnie Dunn & Craig Wiseman, from “I Believe” (1953)... Read More

Free Will

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 07, 2021 • 55 Comments

One ship sails East, and another West, By the self-same winds that blow. ’Tis the set of the sails, and not the gales, That tells the way we go. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919), from “’Tis the Set of the Sail” (1916) There is a persistent strain of scientific thought which holds that you have... 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

Fearless

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