Tag Archives: Courage

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: It Is Curious That Physical Courage Should Be So Common In the World and Moral Courage So Rare

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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We Are Who We Are

We Are Who We Areby Michael DoyleWe are who we areNot from our ancestorsBut because of who we cultivateAs our souls travel among the starsScratched and scrapped in our courageSearching for hope we might encourageTo remove the malignant tumorThat spreads … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Rightness Of A Thing Isn’t Determined By the Amount of Courage It Takes

“The rightness of a thing isn’t determined by the amount of courage it takes.” -Mary Renault, novelist (4 Sep 1905-1983)

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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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On Behalf of the Uyghurs

On Behalf of the Uyghursby Michael DoyleGive me the whole of your sentence And I will still my will and serveGive me the entirety of your pretenseTell me what it is that I deserveAnd I will still write my poetryNever … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal: It Is the Courage To Continue That Counts

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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Finding A Seat At the Table

Finding A Seat At the Tableby Michael DoyleFinding a seat at the tableSuch as it is and the best we’re ableBegins with a story of circumstanceIn which every effort acts to enhanceThe dreams that come in planting treesThe roots of … Continue reading

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Dropping the Label

Dropping the Labelby Michael DoyleIn every moment, any given momentCan become the truth of a holy momentGod is with us wherever we areWhether in a building or under starsLife may not be fair, but God is faithfulBringing to our lives … Continue reading

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First Principles: Courage and Perseverance Have A Magical Talisman, Before Which Difficulties Disappear and Obstacles Vanish Into Air

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams 

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