Tag Archives: Peace

Blind Spots

Blind Spotsby Michael Doyle”What’s my fault” is the starting pointIt is the starting point within meIs it self-centeredness that speaks to pointThat my hurt feelings are more about meIt is the me stuff that raises the defensesAll the selfish desires … Continue reading

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In the Example of the Okapi

In the Example of the Okapiby Michael DoyleUnique in our awesomenessWe are known by our awkwardnessIt’s not to be living in arroganceBut to live God’s thumbprint in confidenceStewarding the space between our earsLiving to our best in all of our … Continue reading

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Resolution Brings Harmony

Resolution Brings Harmonyby Michael DoyleTaking a look at the beatitudesTaking each moment given in gratitudeGod blesses the peacemakers as God’s familyNot avoiding or appearing overly sweetlyPeace at any given price is not peaceNor is it conflict’s sweet releaseIt is isn’t … Continue reading

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In Mercy Spoken

In Mercy Spokenby Michael DoyleIn my strengthI’ve found your songIn it is foundWhere I belongIn a lullaby of graceI feel my peaceEscape for sin, I embraceIn God, I find releaseStanding in victoryOver things I would not doGrace not sympathyFor the … Continue reading

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First Principles: When We Assumed the Soldier, We Did Not Lay Aside the Citizen

“When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us … Continue reading

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It Took My Savior To Atone

It Took My Savior To Atoneby Michael DoyleEveryone wants a familyTo be part of that possibilityAwakening to being found out lostHaving worked hard to pay the costRisen as I am, a new creationLiving the joy with fascinationI know I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Fruit of the Spirit Is Love, Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. Against Such Things There Is No Law

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23

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First Principles: To Judge From the History of Mankind, We Shall Be Compelled To Conclude That the Fiery and Destructive Passions of War Reign In the Human Breast

“To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace.”– Alexander … Continue reading

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May It Come Easy (The Promise of Turkey)

May It Come Easy (The Promise of Turkey)by Michael DoyleIn affection and camaraderieWe wish in sincere empathyAnd with just a trace of sympathyThat with life, may it come easyChange is the constant in all of lifeSometimes there is peace; sometimes … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is A Principle Incorporated Into the Settled Policy of America, That As Peace Is Better Than War, War Is Better Than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison (1816)

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