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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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Thought For the Day: I Can Scarcely Contemplate A Greater Calamity That Could Befall This Country, Than Be Loaded With A Debt Exceeding Their Ability Ever to Discharge

“I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country, than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general … Continue reading

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First Principles: Knowledge Will Forever Govern Ignorance, and A People Who Mean To Be Their Own Governors, Must Arm Themselves With the Power Knowledge Gives

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.” – James Madison

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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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First Principles: There Are More Instances of the Abridgment of the Freedom of the People By Gradual and Silent Encroachments of Those In Power Than By Violent and Sudden Usurpations

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison (1788)

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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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Thought For the Day: Power Is the Ability To Achieve A Purpose…Whether It is Good or Bad Depends On the Purpose

“Power is the ability to achieve a purpose … whether it is good or bad depends on the purpose.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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First Principles: They Are Not To Do Anything They Please To Provide For the General Welfare…Only to Lay Taxes For that Purpose

“They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct … Continue reading

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A Dragon Born

A Dragon Bornby Michael DoyleIn the province of Henan, gungfu was bornTo rise to defeat China’s enemies as swornShaolin’s grace side by side with Tai Chi’s schoolBrought honor to their disciples’ ruleA battle head was one of strictly set contestFighting … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: What Power Has Love But Forgiveness?

“What power has love but forgiveness?” – William Carlos Williams, poet (17 Sep 1883-1963)

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