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Open Declaration

Open Declarationby Michael DoyleThe cross is not a decorationIt is an open declarationOf how much love the Father bringsThese are the lessons of the hymns we singLooking carefully at all that we seeWhat brings happiness, what brings misery?Staring out bored … Continue reading

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Words To Think

Words To Thinkby Michael DoylePraying for blessing and favorAll words linked, meant to savorIn a world changing fastSo many moments that do not lastIn this living age of accelerationWe find many moments of fascinationLiving moments of radical transformationPast a bygone … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities; and For This Reason, the Heart Should Be Cultivated With More Assiduity Than the Head

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

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First Principles: Observe Good Faith and Justice Towards All Nations. Cultivate Peace and Harmony With All

“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington

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Thought For the Day: Cleanliness and Order Are Matters of Education and Must Be Cultivated

“Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.” – Benjamin Disraeli      

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Thought For the Day: Cultivate the Habit of Being Grateful For Every Good Thing That Comes To You and Give Thanks Continuously

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   … Continue reading

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Twelve Hands of Humility

In a spirit of gratitude toward all the good that surrounds my life with grace, poem #8 for this season: Twelve Hands of Humility by Michael Romani There are 12 hands on the clock of humility Each having its own … Continue reading

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In A Honeyed Land

Every biome or space in nature or land has a particular carrying capacity for what can be taken from it without removing the stability found there.  Also, for how much life and of what kinds it can support.  But, for … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)      

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