Tag Archives: Providence

A Wolf Keeps Watch

A Wolf Keeps Watchby Michael DoyleLike a wolf into a flock of sheepTheir troubled souls, he would keepFor he was a reformed wolf standing guard against the enemyAnd there were questions of one’s dignityPoints of contention still must be proved … Continue reading

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First Principles: No County On Earth Ever Had More In Its Power To Attain These Blessings Than United America

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from … Continue reading

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To Be Grateful For His Benefits and Humbly To Implore His Protection and Favors

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” –  George Washington (1789)      

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First Principles: My Rule Is … To Go Straight Forward In Doing What Appears To Me Right At the Time, Leaving the Consequences With Providence

“My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is, never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest; but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences … Continue reading

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First Principles: My Rule…Is…Go Straight Forward In Doing What Appears To Me Right AT the Time, Leaving the Consequences With Providence

“My rule in which I have always found satisfaction, is never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest, but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share

Based in part on Exodus 20:17: The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share by Michael Doyle It’s hard to be content in comparison Always measuring yourself on what is done By others when your race is your own Only to be … Continue reading

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On Attempting To Be A Good Father

As Father’s Day approaches, I am thinking a lot on what it means to be a father to my two daughters.  I am woefully aware that as they approach their teenage years, there are things I might have said and … Continue reading

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Towards A Science of Yoga

More and more, my mind is increasingly turned toward the benefits and science of alternative medicine and self care such as meditation and yoga.   To the degree that it does not conflict with Christianity, I cannot imagine where it … Continue reading

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In the Tears We’ve Cried

Love, especially long distance love, can be so difficult.  Funny how it feels so easy when two hearts that mesh well meet.  Then things can get difficult.  But, you know what?  Bob Marley is right… was right.. whatever.  Thing is … Continue reading

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