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Thought For the Day: I Learned That Courage Was Not the Absence of Fear, But the Triumph Over it. The Brave Man Is Not He Who Does Feel Afraid, But He Who Conquers That Fear

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – former South African President Nelson Mandela

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Thought For the Day: One Day Work Is Hard, and Another Day It Is Easy; But If I Had Waited For Inspiration I Am Afraid I Should Have Done Nothing

“One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the … Continue reading

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Fold

Foldby Michael DoyleThe gambler’s cards foldedAs variables at last decodedIn this digital age, it’s the human mindThat must last be decoded or left behindIn mankind’s bid at immortalityDespite the babbled towers of immoralityIn the worst of infernal questsTo put living … Continue reading

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From Hosanna to Crucifixion

From Hosanna to Crucifixion (Palm Sunday 2022)by Michael DoyleIPassages in sermons find seed in our lifeSpeaking to us to create peace and take our strifeStilled hearts help us reach the truth to seePraying that we might commit to this way … Continue reading

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The Devil Tempts

The Devil Temptsby Michael DoyleThe Devil tempts an overplayed handSomething that even kings understandThere is merit in finding humiliationIt leads us to patience and tolerationEach a step toward our maturationAs we learn to live lives of moderationSomehow…between our grief and … Continue reading

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Beneficial Benediction

Beneficial Benedictionby Michael DoyleIt should really come as no surpriseThat when all anyone ever tells is liesTo tell the truth is a revolutionBut it’s beneficial in our evolutionDon’t fear the monsters in your headMake them afraid of you insteadLike figments … Continue reading

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Waymaker

Waymakerby Michael DoyleI woke up this morningWith a shake and lurchThe alarm clock’s warningBarely got me up in time for churchBut there are promises madeThat once made, must be keptI walk with God never afraidDespite the tears I have weptKeeping … Continue reading

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Set Apart

Set Apartby Michael DoyleAs a church, we’re set apartBy God, stirred in our heartsLiving life by past precedentWe do our best to live reverentBestowed in the Lord’s good favorIt’s a life we’re meant to savorFearfully and wonderfully madeThere is no … Continue reading

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To Simply Believe

To Simply Believeby Michael DoyleThe Square root of the possibleOf all that we can achieveIs to have some gumption And to simply believeThrowing caution to the windTaking chances we defendMore on odds approximatedAnd guaranteed seldom as estimatedThe magic isn’t just … Continue reading

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In the Precedent of 2020

In the Precedent of 2020by Michael DoyleThere is something setQuietly there in the precedentAn unlikely principle we forgetThat we’d not be without accidentWho it is that we are todayI hope that’s not too flippant to sayThat despite our efforts to … Continue reading

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