Tag Archives: Chains

In the Example of the Okapi

In the Example of the Okapiby Michael DoyleUnique in our awesomenessWe are known by our awkwardnessIt’s not to be living in arroganceBut to live God’s thumbprint in confidenceStewarding the space between our earsLiving to our best in all of our … Continue reading

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Off Ramp

Off Rampby Michael DoyleFrom dodge ball to full gloryWe live the Christmas storyBridged by that crossOn which God took our lossUnknown is the time and seasonBut what is known is the reasonThat healing of eternal riftIf only we will receive … Continue reading

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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A Dagger’s Breath

The last in the classic retelling of a classic werewolf tale: A Dagger’s Breath by Michael Doyle Everywhere the deceived heart searches for clues Bits of treachery displayed in all of its hues You can hide it all within a … Continue reading

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Something Somehow Selfish Worn

Based in part on 1 Cor.10:31: Something Somehow Selfish Worn by Michael Doyle There is something selfish in loving the Lord Because He loves us and we’re looking forward To that fellowship we feel here and up above And know … Continue reading

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A Haunting Place

Ghosts don’t require ancient castles or haunted Victorian homes.  Sometimes the most haunting place is alone inside a person’s mind. A Haunting Place by Michael Doyle Inside my mind is a haunting place Filled with missed memories I wish to … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is When the People Forget God That Tyrants Forge Their Chains

“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can … Continue reading

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First Principles: Mankind Is Born Free, Yet, Everywhere Is In Chains

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (1762)    

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All To Worship God In the Manner Most Agreeable To That Person’s Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Possibilities of Mischief In the Governance of Man Should Remain Bound By the Constitution

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson (1798)    

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