Tag Archives: Favor

In the Favor of the Gods

In the Favor of the Godsby Michael DoyleThe gods favor thoseWho do not waitFor the favor of the godsAnd for those who have choseTo create their own fateRegardless of the oddsI laid thinking so loudlyThat I could not sleepWaiting for … Continue reading

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Recovering the Way To Self

Recovering the Way To Selfby Michael DoyleComing back from catastropheTakes the best of you and meStill you must move towardThis attitude to move forwardIn overcoming adversityThis is the challenge for you and meDramatic changes come and goThis is the path … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Can Be No Greater Error Than To Expect, or Calculate Upon Real Favors From Nation To Nation

“There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” – George Washington (1796)

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The Rights of Even the Wrong

The Rights of Even the Wrongby Michael DoyleIt doesn’t matter if right or wrongAll ideas politely put do belongIn the public market for all to hearThis is the way of liberty and not of fearSpeak up for the sake of … Continue reading

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From Hosanna to Crucifixion

From Hosanna to Crucifixion (Palm Sunday 2022)by Michael DoyleIPassages in sermons find seed in our lifeSpeaking to us to create peace and take our strifeStilled hearts help us reach the truth to seePraying that we might commit to this way … Continue reading

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Life For Dummies

Life For Dummiesby Michael DoyleLife for dummiesWould be a fine dealOn in any studyThere are skills to revealBuilding blocks of lifeThat take us from here to thereLessons needed to move past strifeAre to be heeded without fearLiving by the Gospel … 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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Wall of Ego

Wall of Egoby Michael DoyleSelf righteous PhariseesAre often truth’s worst enemiesIn looking down on others, you miss the skiesSelf-deceived by our prideful, lying eyesMissing the mark of God, in favor of meBelieving myself the pilot of my lifeI mistake my … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is the Job of A Judge To Resist Her Policy Preferences. It Would Be A Dereliction of Duty For Her To Give Into Them

“It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences. In fact, it would be a dereliction of duty for her to put policy goals aside. By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ordaining of Law In Favor of One Part of the Nation To the Prejudice and Oppression Of Another Is Certainly …Mistaken Policy

“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part … Continue reading

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