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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

Accepting the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 11, 2020 • 24 Comments

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. – Attributed to King David, from Psalm 23 of the Book of Psalms (1000... Read More

What Do We Celebrate at Easter?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 11, 2020 • 30 Comments

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus… Behold, two men suddenly stood near them in... Read More