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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Every One Who Approaches That Jewel.

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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Caught In the Fracture of Distraction

Caught In the Fracture of Distractionby Michael DoyleThe present generation’s grab for screensIs like a plague sucking life and it demeansBy going to extremes to get enough attentionThe attention seekers lose right intentionThis constant indiscretion shapes our fateIf we do … Continue reading

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It’s A Sunday Conversation

It’s A Sunday Conversationby Michael DoyleThere’s something to give attentionWe’re all living in the tensionWe are not here for entertainmentBut we are here for engagementFiltered in God’s holy perceptionStanding in worship, giving our receptionIt is not the how in which … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Liberties of A People Depend On Their Own Constant Attention To Its Preservation

“The liberties of a people depend on their own constant attention to its preservation.”

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Even the Mother of God

Even the Mother of Godby Michael DoyleEven the mother of God was humanTaking her steps best that she canWhen she became chosen with careThis world’s savior to carry and bearGabriel appeared in dead of the nightTelling her the truth and … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Day

The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Dayby Michael DoyleChristmas didn’t come with a pretty bowIf you didn’t know this, you need to knowThere was a lot of ugly in what became beautifulThe something simple transformed into the wonderfulShepherds were … Continue reading

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Starting Each Day In Devotion

Starting Each Day In Devotionby Michael Doyle Starting every day the right wayBrings about a good sort of dayKnowing that wherever we goGod follows us as if our best shadow No matter what comes as we scatterOur attention to the … Continue reading

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The Positive and Negative Of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens

The Positive and Negative Contributions of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens:             The case is, more often than not, made that social learning from television and other screens is largely negative.   To the degree that the negative case … Continue reading

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Empty Jar

Empty Jarby Michael DoyleIt’s an empty jar that we fillGiven the many choices of our free willIt’s best to live with full intentionLooking back, we’ll see what’s had our attentionThis jar of ours, might just shatterIf we fill it with … Continue reading

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