Tag Archives: Belief

Thought For the Day: The Power of Authority Is Never More Subtle and Effective Than When It Produces A Psychological Atmosphere Or Climate Favorable To the Life of Certain Modes of Belief, Unfavorable, and Even Fatal, To the Life of Others

“The power of authority is never more subtle and effective than when it produces a psychological ‘atmosphere’ or ‘climate’ favorable to the life of certain modes of belief, unfavorable, and even fatal, to the life of others.” – Arthur Balfour … Continue reading

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Walking With the Giants

Walking With the Giantsby Michael DoyleWalking with the giantsWe stand in our defianceCalling out the holy namesKnown with the mark of God’s fameWalking in the faith that’s knownConfidence that has grownThough the future remains unseenIn this assurance, we find new … Continue reading

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Understanding Beyond Things Said

Understanding Beyond Things Saidby Michael DoyleThere it is in the subtle turn of your headAll things that go beyond what is saidIt’s there in the touch of your hand isn’t it dearThose moments when your love shines very clearAs we … Continue reading

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Making A Difference In Possible End Days Blues

Making A Difference In Possible End Days Bluesby Michael DoyleDetermined that I am going to make a differenceHolding my head up high but still in reverenceAs I am making way through 2020’s day to daySpending my soul’s debt down, giving … Continue reading

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A Most Holy Compact

The Mayflower Compact serves as the rudimentary model for the governance of the United States of America. As a document, it also served as a model for both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution itself. This year … Continue reading

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The Greater the Miracles

The Greater the Miraclesby Michael DoyleReligion it seems is love’s emotionPersonified and adhered to with devotionFor a person who lives life without reasonHas committed the most personal of treasonsIn the Grand Inquisitor we find rarified poetryIn which passions are taken … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Boethius

The Rise and Fall of Boethiusby Michael DoyleGraven images are made and meant to saveWhen Christianity met Plato’s caveOffering more than shadows on the wallA philosophical bend had come to callChrist was both the Father and the SonJoined with Wisdom … Continue reading

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Not Even Death

Not Even Deathby Michael DoyleIf only the hand of loveCould ensnare the moonAnd if belief in the stars aboveBrought faith to the near and soonThere would be nothing to being handledNo complications to become rattledJust the courage needed to be … Continue reading

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Logical Pursuit

Though it ultimately comes down to faith, belief is also about evidence and applying logic to this evidence. Logical Pursuit by Michael Doyle Saying no over and over and then again Is the path of righteousness that we walk The … Continue reading

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In His Faithfulness

Based in part on Romans 6:   In His Faithfulness by Michael Doyle For all our fears and all of our doubt The Lord will guard us faithfully Established as guard that we might work out That the Lord has … Continue reading

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