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First Principles: Live Among Men As If God Beheld You; Speak With God As If Men Were Listening

“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-AD 65)

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Thought For the Day: It Does Not Do To Leave A Live Dragon Out of Your Calculations, If You Live Near Him

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, novelist and philologist (3 Jan 1892-1973)

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To Lean Out of Wandering

To Lean Out of Wanderingby Michael DoyleLiving out the days of my back fortyKnowing that the end may come shortlyLike Moses, I lift my hands in prayerLiving a moment of taking proper careHaving learned to number my precious daysI long … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Peace On Earth Will Come To Stay, When We Live Christmas Every Day

“Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

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The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Day

The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Dayby Michael DoyleChristmas didn’t come with a pretty bowIf you didn’t know this, you need to knowThere was a lot of ugly in what became beautifulThe something simple transformed into the wonderfulShepherds were … Continue reading

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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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Starting Each Day In Devotion

Starting Each Day In Devotionby Michael Doyle Starting every day the right wayBrings about a good sort of dayKnowing that wherever we goGod follows us as if our best shadow No matter what comes as we scatterOur attention to the … Continue reading

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Seeing Through God’s Eyes

Seeing Through God’s Eyesby Michael DoyleIn first conversionWithout reversionWe discover God’s love for theeThe you and the meIn second conversionAgainst without reversionWe learn to live God’s visionWith a love for the world s our decisionDespite the world lived so loudWe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Be Not Too Hasty To Trust or Admire the Teachers of Morality; They Discourse Like Angels But They Live Like Men

 “Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels but they live like men.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Pushed and Pulled

Yesterday, September 27, 2021, was the last day of prescribed cardiac rehab. They tell me that I am doing excellently. The only admonishment given was that I should keep in mind not to work out as hard as my spirit … Continue reading

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