Blog - Human Nature

Kindness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 27, 2021 • 26 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

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