Tag Archives: Discipline

A Dragon Born

A Dragon Bornby Michael DoyleIn the province of Henan, gungfu was bornTo rise to defeat China’s enemies as swornShaolin’s grace side by side with Tai Chi’s schoolBrought honor to their disciples’ ruleA battle head was one of strictly set contestFighting … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: On Organizational Leadership

Five Characteristics That Define An Outstanding Leader: There are more than five characteristics that define what makes an outstanding leader.  Of the many that do, some of the most valuable include continued growth throughout career and life; purpose and passion … Continue reading

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A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts

A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts (Republished for 2020)by Michael Doyle aka Michael Romani I. I have heard it saidThat you can eat ’til you’re fullAnd it’s still not enoughThe excuse to be given“But, it’s Christmas…”And one really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Soldiers From the Heart

Based in part on Matthew 5:6: Soldiers From the Heart by Michael Doyle Blessed are those who hunger and thirst For the righteousness of God foremost and first For all of these shall be fully satisfied Because in the countersign … Continue reading

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A Godly Mother

Based in part on 2 Timothy 1:1-7 and, of course, thoughts on Mother’s Day: A Godly Mother by Michael Doyle Without any sense of shy timidity God speaks through Second Timothy That which we’d do well to recognize Every mother … Continue reading

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A Faithful Companion

Based in part on 2 Sam. 7:29: A Faithful Companion by Michael Doyle In a world filled with grief and acrimony God wants to bless our lives through testimony Loving us unconditionally and wanting our best He walks beside us … Continue reading

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Turbo Charged

American History continues through the Kennedy presidency. Turbo Charged by Michael Doyle Nixon versus Kennedy; election 1960 Workhorse versus glamor; it hits me That the sleek athleticism of the New Frontier Was as distinctive as this election year The torch … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Best People Feel Beauty, Take Risks, Tell Truth, Sacrifice and Are Often Vulnerable

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”  – Ernest Hemingway, author and … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness III

The Lord shows His kindness is His Yes, His No and His Wait.  All things that happen, happen with purpose.  It’s important in our growing to consider this perspective no matter how personally unsettling things get or are. Cultivating Kindness … Continue reading

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Catch & Release

Am I alone in seeing that the world has its moments of understated brilliance? Catch and Release by Michael Romani Writing to write, so it seems Is often the child of unknown dreams Miscast, recanted or fully embraced The soul … Continue reading

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