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First Principles: Meditate On These Things

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Didn’t Love Freedom Enough. And Even More – We Had No Awareness of the Real Situation…We Purely and Simply Deserved Everything That Happened Afterward

“We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

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The Maze (Inside Our Minds)

The Maze (Inside Our Minds)by Michael DoyleConsciousness is who we areEqually near as it is farPast every bit of memoryRather in sadness or reveriePast the loops of improvisationThat edges us toward our creationTeetering there on the edges of madnessAre the … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Day

The Unfolding Story of the First Christmas Dayby Michael DoyleChristmas didn’t come with a pretty bowIf you didn’t know this, you need to knowThere was a lot of ugly in what became beautifulThe something simple transformed into the wonderfulShepherds were … Continue reading

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In the Tragedy of Wisdom

In the Tragedy of Wisdomby Michael DoyleAs we sit writing for an audienceAimed as it is to somehow pleaseThe words of Shakespeare and SophoclesShine in all of their brillianceOne wrote for the strong, just kingThe other in the promise of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Morals, A Republic Cannot Subsist For Any Length of Time

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time. They therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure and which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Foundations of Our National Policy Will Be Laid In the Pure and Immutable Principles of Private Morality

“The foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens, and command … Continue reading

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Christeaster Christians

Christeaster Christiansby Michael DoyleChristeaster ChristiansWithout real meaningTwice a yearFind their way homeChrister ChristiansIn their presence beingBubbled in their tearsFeel lost and aloneMiracles prayed forWithout believingFind their own wayHitting hard without courageThere must be moreDespite the deceivingCan it be felt todayLived … Continue reading

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Darkness Shapes the Hearts

Darkness Shapes the Heartsby Michael DoylePutin sits as another dictator in a lineCertain his autocratic rule is blessed as divineThis has been the slavery of Russia’s serfdomWith brutality reigning supreme in this kingdomFor five thousand years, we’ve known epilepsy As … Continue reading

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From Condemnation To Redemption

Based in part on Romans 8: From Condemnation To Redemption by Michael Doyle In Christ Jesus There is no condemnation The blessings of Jesus Bring our firm redemption Whatever the struggles had The storms pass in safety Finding joy even … Continue reading

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