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A Song of Thanksgiving

A Song of Thanksgivingby Michael DoyleA song of thanksgivingSung to be braveIn need of forgivingI claw my way from my graveWith apprehensionI am reaching outBeyond comprehensionMy thoughts are filled with doubtStill, I danceIn your rain of kindnessTaking this chanceDespite my … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Do Not Be Too Quick Too Assume Your Enemy Is A Savage Just Because He Is Your Enemy. Perhaps He Is Your Enemy Because He Thinks You Are A Savage

“Do not be too quick to assume your enemy is a savage just because he is your enemy. Perhaps he is your enemy because he thinks you are a savage. Or perhaps he is afraid of you because he feels … Continue reading

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On Being A Prodigal

On Being A Prodigalby Michael DoyleTrue stories bring such fascinationThe church I live is a celebrationSo encouraging to live with right intentionBeing given in its right attentionThe best sermons are those seenLive out well by Christians beingBeing that best that … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Are Not the Same Persons This Year As Last; Nor Are Those We Love. It Is A Happy Chance If We Changing, Continue To Love A Changed Person

“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” -William Somerset Maugham, writer (25 Jan 1874-1965)

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Thought For the Day: We Didn’t Love Freedom Enough. And Even More – We Had No Awareness of the Real Situation…We Purely and Simply Deserved Everything That Happened Afterward

“We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

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Thought For the Day: Be Kind To Thy Father, For When Thou Wert Young, Who Loved Thee So Fondly As He? He Caught the First Accents That Fell From Thy Tongue, and Joined In Thy Innocent Glee

“Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, / Who loved thee so fondly as he? / He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, / And joined in thy innocent glee.” – Margaret Courtney, poet … Continue reading

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We Call For the Water

We Call For the Waterby Michael DoyleThe outside world focuses on the forgivingAt best, if at all, and not the givingAs we link arms serving on behalf of the joyFrom day one, this was God’s intention to deployAs babe was … Continue reading

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Steadfast Against the Culture

Steadfast Against the Cultureby Michael DoyleThere are two kinds of believersThose committed to the Bible and deceiversSome are guided by the Holy Spirit to aspireAnd then there are the carnally minded led by desireThere are two types of ways to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Everyone Discusses My Art and Pretends To Understand, As If It Were Necessary To Understand, When It Is Simply Necessary To Love

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” -Claude Monet, painter (1840-1926)

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A Quiet Reflection On This November Day

A Quiet Reflection On This November Day by Michael Doyle    What is a poem really but to say That love, joy and sorrow come to play In the heart and then inside the mind Until the words burst out … Continue reading

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