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First Principles: The Hand of Providence Has Been So Conspicuous In All This, That He Must Be Worse Than An Infidel That Lacks Faith

“The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” – George Washington (1778)

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First Principles: Gratitude Is Not Only the Greatest of Virtues, But the Parent of All Others

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”–- Cicero

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Let the Party Begin

Let the Party Beginby Michael DoyleDon’t let your emotionsCloud your best judgmentKeeping faith in your devotionDespite the world’s begrudgementFailures never help one’s attitudeStill it’s best to keep in gratitudeFor all the good that has come beforeBrings a feeling we cannot … Continue reading

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Moments That Bring Gratitude

Moments That Bring Gratitudeby Michael DoyleThere are moments that bring gratitudeThat we must face with the right attitudeA first basis needed, a case made then pleadedThere is the voice of God that must be heededThese are the gifts that keep … Continue reading

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First Principles: To the Distinguished Character of Patriot, It Should Be Our Highest Glory To Add the More Distinguished Character of Christian

“To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal Instances of providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labours with complete … Continue reading

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The Power In God’s Name

The Power In God’s Nameby Michael DoyleWe believe in the sameThe power in God’s nameThough it feels impossibleWe know in God, all is capableMiracles out of nowhereThe final say of what is fairThe mover of the breakableFinds voice in the … Continue reading

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On the Third Day

On the Third Dayby Michael DoyleThe Holy Spirit brings us powerBut we bring tenderness to this hourEaster then is the pinnacle of gloryAs we tell the tale of the resurrection storyGod is the business of setting things rightHe paid for … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Hand of Providence Has Been So Conspicuous In All This, That He Must Be Worse Than An Infidel That Lacks Faith…Enough To Acknowledge His Obligations

“The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” – George Washington

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We’re Going To Make It

We’re Going To Make Itby Michael DoyleWhatever today’s bit of sorrowKeep holding on for tomorrowNot giving in to the gray skiesUntil you see the bright sunriseThat will greet your dreamsHeld together now taped at the seamsIn a world that even … Continue reading

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Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”by Michael Doyle”It’s A Wonderful Life” is a different warMy kind of film and at times a lot moreThe critics can snark their hatred of platitudeOr maybe learn a thing or two about gratitudeThere is … Continue reading

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