Blog - Understanding Reality

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

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