Blog - Understanding Reality

Seeking God’s Plan (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 17, 2021 • 23 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

Know Yourself

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 20, 2021 • 28 Comments

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood, and looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy... Read More

The Coming Apocalypse

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 13, 2021 • 38 Comments

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great. And would suffice. – Robert Frost (1874-1963),... Read More

Considering Babies

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 06, 2021 • 54 Comments

Jesus loves the little children, All the little children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world! – Clare Herbert Woolston (1856-1927), from “Jesus Loves the Little Children” (1800s) Anyone who has spent time with a tiny baby has wondered... Read More

Sermon on the Mount (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 29, 2020 • 41 Comments

I really want to see you, Really want to be with you, Really want to see you, Lord, But it takes so long, my Lord. – George Harrison (1943-2001), from “My Sweet Lord” (1970) Modern humans have existed on earth for roughly two hundred thousand years. Those earliest moderns lived in terror of predators, disease,... Read More

This Changes Everything

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 08, 2020 • 23 Comments

I release and I let go, I let the Spirit run my life. And my heart is open wide, Yes I’m only here for God.                    – Michael Beckwith & Rickie Byars, from “I Release” (1993) Anatomically modern humans have existed for barely two hundred thousand years. For nearly all that time, we had no... Read More

Finding the Way

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 01, 2020 • 22 Comments

“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the... Read More

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