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Grace

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 14, 2021 • 37 Comments

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your... Read More

Devilish

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 12, 2021 • 69 Comments

At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee; On, then, Christian soldiers, on to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise; Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise! – Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), from “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (1865) There is no powerful evil entity in opposition to God. It doesn’t matter whether... Read More

Devout Atheism

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 15, 2021 • 46 Comments

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right! – George Harrison (1943-2001), from “Here Comes the Sun” (1969) A religion is a system of beliefs based in human ideas about... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part V)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 08, 2021 • 33 Comments

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing. Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He. The Lord of hosts His name, from age to age the same, And He must win the battle.... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part IV)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 01, 2021 • 36 Comments

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing. Our Helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe! His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal. – Martin Luther (1483-1546) from “A Mighty... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 24, 2021 • 43 Comments

Day by day, Day by day, Oh Dear Lord, Three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly Day by day. – Stephen Schwartz, “Day by Day” from “Godspell” (1972) Last week we discussed our need to better understand the Godhead so we can explore the history... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 17, 2021 • 91 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