Blog - Human Nature

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


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

The Power of Truth (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 22, 2021 • 48 Comments

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day! – Johnny Nash (1940-2020), from “I Can See Clearly Now” (1972) The only way for humankind to fix all that is... Read More

Considering Babies

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

Jesus loves the little children, All the little children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world! – Clare Herbert Woolston (1856-1927), from “Jesus Loves the Little Children” (1800s) Anyone who has spent time with a tiny baby has wondered... Read More

Believing vs. Having Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 27, 2021 • 40 Comments

I really wanna know You. I really wanna see You. I’d like to see You, Lord. I wanna see You, Lord! It takes so long, my Lord. My sweet Lord! Oh my sweet Lord! My sweet Lord! – George Harrison (1943-2001), from “My Sweet Lord” (1970) Seeking and relating to gods is a process as... Read More

The Task Before Us

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 13, 2021 • 24 Comments

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work, and defend thee; Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee; Ponder anew all the Almighty can do, He who with love doth befriend thee. – Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), (translator from German), from “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (1863) Today’s topic has been a... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part IV)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 30, 2021 • 32 Comments

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. – Elizabeth... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 23, 2021 • 59 Comments

Morning has broken like the first morning. Blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the world. – Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) from “Morning Has Broken” (1931) Two millennia after Jesus taught us how to love as the Godhead loves, that perfect divine... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 16, 2021 • 36 Comments

I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way! Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be. – Michael Masser (1941-2015) & Linda Creed (1948-1986), from “The... Read More