Blog - Understanding Reality

The Joy of Living in Spirit

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 02, 2020 • 65 Comments

I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses, And the voice I hear falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses… – C. Austin Miles (1868–1946), from “In the Garden” (1913) The more we learn about reality, the more we realize it is one seamless whole. There is... 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

Preserving the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 28, 2020 • 54 Comments

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, from the Bible’s Gospels (JN 8:31-32) You may be surprised to see me fighting so hard to safeguard the evidence-based truth about death and the afterlife from efforts to... Read More

Near-Death Is Not Real Death

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 21, 2020 • 127 Comments

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.”        – Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) from Through the Looking-Glass (1871) The death process is amazingly... Read More

What Is Humankind?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 14, 2020 • 41 Comments

So God created mankind in His own image; In His own image God created them; Male and female He created them. God blessed the humans by saying to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it!” – (Gen 1:27-28) Ascribed to the Prophet Moses (?-1273 BC) For all of human history our religions... Read More

The Ongoing Act of Creation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 07, 2020 • 49 Comments

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God... Read More

Peeking Behind the Curtain

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 29, 2020 • 67 Comments

In the beginning, God created the universe. When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, God said, “Let there be light!” So there was light. – (Gen 1:1-3) Ascribed to... Read More

Moving Beyond Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 22, 2020 • 29 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 and John-Michael Tubelak, from the 1971 musical “Godspell” We have spoken at length about the fact that mainstream science and mainstream Christianity are... Read More

Selling Love-Based Living in a Fear-Based World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 15, 2020 • 49 Comments

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world… And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?                                          – W.B. Yeats (1845-1939) from “The Second Coming” Many people have an increasing sense that Western civilization is falling apart. Some of us... Read More

Life Without Sin – Part Two

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 18, 2020 • 40 Comments

Rules are meant to give us a structure within which a great many people can live together in reasonable peace and safety. We understand that fact in the civic sense, and we know that until humankind has managed to do a lot more spiritual development there will be a need for civic authorities and their... Read More