Tag Archives: Peace

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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Eudaimonia

Eudaimoniaby Michael DoyleAs a matter of virtue and philosophical inquiryAristotle unveiled many a treasured mysterySetting eudaimonia as the telos of human lifeTranslated toward peace and against strifeInvestigations into the dream of pure reasonTurning the colors of each passing seasonThe functionality … 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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Together We Praise

Together We Praiseby Michael DoyleWe look together toward the futureThinking on those things to nurtureLike spending time in full devotionWe live lives deeper than the oceanWalking together as our tribe of lifeWalking together toward peace, away from strifeHand in gentled … Continue reading

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A Twist of Darkness

A Twist of Darknessby Michael DoyleA twist of darkness enters Elven leavesAs evil descends beyond edged beliefsSeeping into the crevices of lifeReceding with peace gradually into strifeIt is that begins the origin of the ringsDeemed upon us as all dreamers … Continue reading

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On A Friendship

On A Friendshipby Michael DoyleFriendship is like a storyA melody that catches and belongsThere in the ways of trustIs a love that grows as it mustChildren play at their gamesWe play our own, just the sameBelieving in things hard to … Continue reading

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Ways of the Flesh

Ways of the Fleshby Michael DoyleThere is nothing wrong with desire under subjugationHealthy appetites are not cursed with God’s rejectionIt is when these things spiral out of all controlThat these become harmful and damaging to the soulAs to superstitious sins … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Powers of the General Government Will Be, and Indeed Must Be, Principally Employed Upon External Objects, Such As War

“The powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce.” – Joseph Story (1833)

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First Principles: 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 (NIV)

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Dropping the Label

Dropping the Labelby Michael DoyleIn every moment, any given momentCan become the truth of a holy momentGod is with us wherever we areWhether in a building or under starsLife may not be fair, but God is faithfulBringing to our lives … Continue reading

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