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El Shaddai

El Shaddaiby Michael Doyle He is my refuge of my safetyIn how I put my trust in theeKeeping my peace and trustIn He who is always just El Shaddai quietly advancesIn all of life’s circumstancesAll of the world makes us … Continue reading

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First Principles: America’s Glory Is Not Dominion But Liberty

“[America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her declaration: this has been, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Must Do A Little Thinking Every Day and Not Pass Up the Front Page For the Sports Page As We Did Before. Vigilance Pays Interest and Compounds Into Peace

“Henceforward we must do a little civil thinking every day And not pass up the front page for the sports page as we did before. Vigilance pays interest and compounds into peace.” – Norman Corwin

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A Life Lived Publicly

A Life Lived Publiclyby Michael DoyleWe walk through life brisklyThinking thoughts ironicallyAbout a life lived publiclyWhen it cannot be lived privatelyThere are eyes most everywhereAs the cameras blink and others stareIt only works if we live comfortablyWith the feeling we’re … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Peace Is Not the Absence of Conflict; It Is the Ability To Handle Conflict By Peaceful Means

“Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan

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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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Nihilistic Stumble Grumble

Nihilistic Stumble Grumbleby Michael DoyleLife in all its historiesIs filled with a million mysteriesThings that might have gone betterWritten and unwritten, letter by letterWe find ourselves filling up the holesTrying to bring comfort to our soulsStepping in an avalanche pulling … Continue reading

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Layers of Emotion

Layers of Emotionby Michael DoyleOur hearts hold feelings deeper than oceansIt’s up to us to manage our own emotionsThe heart of the matter is that hearts matterYet, we must do this or our lives might shatterFeelings are so very hard … Continue reading

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A Republic To Be Kept

A Republic To Be Keptby Michael DoyleStart then as it were with a nameWhat we will call out as informationThen like chess parts to the gameWe provide definition in affirmationWhat does this take in its inflectionTo voice what it is … Continue reading

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Interiorly Designed

Interiorly Designedby Michael DoyleThe things that come along to discern thisThat God places use where we can learn goodnessHow then can we make the most of it and embraceWhere God has put us in our time and spaceTo make the … Continue reading

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