Blog - Understanding Reality

Seeking Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 23, 2021 • 37 Comments

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant – Success in Circuit lies. Too bright for our infirm Delight, The Truth’s superb surprise. As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind, The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind – – Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from “Tell all the Truth but tell it... Read More

Semi-Conscious

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 16, 2021 • 54 Comments

Come gather ’round people, wherever you roam, And admit that the waters around you have grown, And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone, If your time to you is worth savin’. And you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, For the times they are a-changin.’ – Bob Dylan,... Read More

Hellish

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 18, 2021 • 33 Comments

Love is but a song we sing. Fear’s the way we die. You can make the mountains ring, Or make the angels cry. Though the bird is on the wing, And you may not know why. C’mon people now, Smile on your brother! Ev’rybody get together, Try to love one another right now. – Chet... Read More

Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 21, 2021 • 48 Comments

Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. Bless the Lord, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion, Bless the Lord, O my soul! – David, Third... Read More

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

Free Will

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 07, 2021 • 55 Comments

One ship sails East, and another West, By the self-same winds that blow. ’Tis the set of the sails, and not the gales, That tells the way we go. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919), from “’Tis the Set of the Sail” (1916) There is a persistent strain of scientific thought which holds that you have... Read More

Praying

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 31, 2021 • 23 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 Gospel Book of Matthew 6:9-10 The requirement that we pray to God is another human-made idea. God seeks a very much closer and more loving relationship with ... Read More

A Little Lower Than God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 24, 2021 • 72 Comments

O 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 ordained, What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made... Read More

The Uncaused Cause

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 17, 2021 • 101 Comments

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.  He gathers the waters of the sea together in a water skin; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth know the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in... Read More

Reality at Last!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 10, 2021 • 40 Comments

Rather Than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), from Walden (1854) There are many people now spreading the word that we all survive the death of our bodies. A lot of them are near-death experiencers, so what they are teaching is little more than the fruit of their... Read More