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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

What Does God Want? (Part IV)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 31, 2020 • 36 Comments

God has not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through; God has not promised sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. – Annie J. Flint (1866-1932), from “What God Has Promised” (before 1902) Jesus was not the first divine messenger who told us what God actually wants. Nor was He... 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

What Does God Want? (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 17, 2020 • 26 Comments

Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven… – Jesus, from The Lord’s Prayer (MT 6:9-10) All of human history can be broken into just three stages. There are many criteria we might use to carve up humanity’s time... Read More

What Does God Want? (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 10, 2020 • 51 Comments

“[Creeds] have been the bane and ruin of the Christian church, its own fatal invention, which, through so many ages, made of Christendom a slaughterhouse, and at this day divides it into castes of inextinguishable hatred to one another.” – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), from his letter to Thomas Whittemore, June 5, 1822 The most important... Read More