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Seeking God’s Plan (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 17, 2021 • 22 Comments

O most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother, May I know Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly. – St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253), From his deathbed prayer (1253) If we hope to achieve some level of understanding of how the Godhead works in the world, we are going to have to... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 10, 2021 • 58 Comments

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia! Charles Wesley (1707-1788), from “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (1739) All the gods that we ever have worshiped have been human–made. This is true even of the Christian God,... 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

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

Living a Love-Based Life (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 09, 2021 • 33 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. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring... Read More

The Love You Are

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 26, 2020 • 46 Comments

Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing! And heaven and nature sing! And heaven, and heaven and nature sing! – Isaac Watts (1674-1748), from “Joy to the World” (1719) It pains me to admit that I seem to... Read More

The Prophesy Is Fulfilled

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 19, 2020 • 38 Comments

O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.        – From “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (9th Century Latin Hymn, Translated 1861) Every human-made god has human flaws, and none of them has... Read More

Living the Love That Jesus Taught

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 21, 2020 • 33 Comments

What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear. And what a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer. – Joseph M. Scriven (1819-1886), from “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (1855)  Without the work of researchers who have studied the afterlife and the greater reality, we still... Read More

The Love That Jesus Taught

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 14, 2020 • 36 Comments

If I loved you, Time and again I would try to say All I’d want you to know. If I loved you, Words wouldn’t come in an easy way. Round in circles I’d go! – Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), from the musical “Carousel” (1945) The harder we work to ever better understand the Gospel teachings... Read More

What Does God Want? (Part V)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 07, 2020 • 54 Comments

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 set in place; What is man that You think of him, And a son of man that You are concerned about him? Yet You have... Read More