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A Tale of Two Kings

A Tale of Two Kingsby Michael DoyleWatching as our days unfoldInto the stories yet untoldLife is a gift for us to liveIn taking less than we have to giveLet’s not let the Grinch steal ChristmasNo snarling sneer will stop this … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Children Have Never Been Good At Listening To Their Elders, But, They Have Never Failed To Imitate Them

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

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Comfort Zone Christianity

Comfort Zone Christianityby Michael DoyleIt’s always seemed to lightlyHow we fail to take things rightlyIn our comfort zone ChristianityFailing to take on things needed by you and meTo the best of our capacityWe take up baptism in accountabilityRepentance to the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Children Have Never Been Very Good At Listening To Their Elders, But They Have Never Failed To Imitate Them

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” -James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)

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Do Not Be Troubled

Do Not Be Troubledby Michael DoyleDo not be troubled by the struggleOr the times we falter and we bungleDifficulties have come and they will goSuch is the path of life’s ebb and floUnsettled fates make for troubled heartsThe sense of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Government Will Not Fail To Employ Education To Strengthen Its Hands and Perpetuate Its Institutions

“Government will not fail to employ education to strengthen its hands and perpetuate its institutions.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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First Principles: The Great Principles of Right and Wrong Are Legible To Every Reader; To Pursue Them Requires Not the Aid of Many Counselors

“The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors.” – Thomas Jefferson (1775)

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Thought For the Day: A Bend In the Road Is Not the End of the Road…Unless You Fail To Make the Turn

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of the Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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Together We Will Stand

Together We Will Standby Michael DoyleThere is now in this time of historyA grain going against the orthodoxyThat states that the power rests in populismDespite the modern move against nationalismToday, a certain set wishes our knees to bowAs if to … Continue reading

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