Tag Archives: Believe

A Truth Told

A Truth Toldby Michael Doyle Trapped within lies within liesA truth illuminates under artificial skiesAnd the pain makes for the better manIt’s a script a believer can understand Meant, as it is, to make us believeThough written so carefully as … Continue reading

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Dependence

Dependenceby Michael DoyleWhen the days are darkestThat’s when we need your lightKeeping hope alive when we’re saddestYou bring morning to our nightKeeping hope there and aliveYou are the source by which we surviveWalking beside us in our humanityAnd loving us … Continue reading

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Imaginary Friend

Imaginary Friendby Michael DoyleIn the eternal sense of voiceThat I believed was a choiceA deviance disguised as free willIs but an illusion and was never realI made up my imaginary friendThat one on whom I could dependTelling myself faith was … Continue reading

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimoniaby Michael DoyleAs a matter of virtue and philosophical inquiryAristotle unveiled many a treasured mysterySetting eudaimonia as the telos of human lifeTranslated toward peace and against strifeInvestigations into the dream of pure reasonTurning the colors of each passing seasonThe functionality … Continue reading

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On A Friendship

On A Friendshipby Michael DoyleFriendship is like a storyA melody that catches and belongsThere in the ways of trustIs a love that grows as it mustChildren play at their gamesWe play our own, just the sameBelieving in things hard to … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Flesh

Overcoming the Fleshby Michael DoyleHow then do we find our wayThroughout our present and everydayWhat then will bring us to joyThan in a buoyancy we can employIt is to live as if fully persuadedTo live the Christian life not evadedBut … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

A poem written dedicated to my daughters in conjunction with the last class in a series on building resilience in life and to encourage them to chase their dreams always! Never Give Upby Michael DoyleLife like a Rembrandt paintingIs meant … Continue reading

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First Principles: Righteousness From God Comes Through Faith In Jesus Christ To All Who Believe. There Is No Difference, Fall All Have Sinned and Fall Short

“But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for … Continue reading

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First Principles: This Falsehood of the Tongue Leads To That of the Heart, and In Time Depraves All Its Good Disposition

“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Believe the Greatest Gift I Can Conceive of Having From Anyone Is To Be Seen, Heard, Understood, and Touched By Them

“I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen, heard, understood, and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand, and touch another person.” -Virginia Satir, psychotherapist … Continue reading

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