Blog - Understanding Reality

What Are We? (#1)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 06, 2023 • 58 Comments

What kind of fool am I, who never fell in love? It seems that I’m the only one that I have been thinking of. What kind of mind is this? An empty shell? A lonely cell in which an empty heart must dwell? What kind of clown am I? What do I know of life?... Read More

Plant Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 29, 2023 • 47 Comments

Morning has broken like the first morning. Blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing, praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the world. Sweet the rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven, Like the first dewfall on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, Sprung... Read More

Palm Sunday

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 01, 2023 • 48 Comments

I am weak but Thou art strong. Jesus, keep me from all wrong. I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to Thee. Just a closer walk with Thee. Grant it, Jesus, is my plea! Daily walking close to Thee. Let it be, dear Lord, let it be. – Traditional, from... Read More

Fear’s Ghastly Harvest

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 26, 2022 • 45 Comments

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve been through. Nobody knows my sorrow. Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. Glory hallelujah! Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down. Oh, yes, Lord! Sometimes I’m almost to the ground. Oh, yes, Lord. – From “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Had” in Slave Songs of the United States (1867) By survey,... Read More

Religionism vs. Materialism

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 19, 2022 • 44 Comments

I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every night and day. Spread my wings and fly away. I believe I can soar. I see me running through that open door! I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly! –... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 12, 2022 • 37 Comments

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all! O seed of Israel’s chosen race, now ransomed from the fall, Hail Him who saves you by His grace, and crown Him... Read More

God’s Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 22, 2022 • 30 Comments

God hath not promised skies always blue, Flower strewn pathways all our lives through; God hath not promised sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.  But God hath promised strength for the day, Rest for the labor, light for the way; Grace for the trials, help from above, Unfailing sympathy, undying love. –... Read More

God Cannot Send You to Hell

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 17, 2022 • 61 Comments

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do... Read More

God Needs No Religion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 27, 2022 • 83 Comments

With what shall I come to the Lord And bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, With yearling calves? Does the Lord take pleasure in thousands of rams, In ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give Him my firstborn for my wrongdoings, The fruit of my... Read More

My Spirit Guide

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 20, 2022 • 63 Comments

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He leads me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sale. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil,... Read More