Tag Archives: Response

Na/GloPoWriMo #23: In Response To That Other Fantasy

Na/GloPoWriMo #23: In Response To That Other Fantasyby Michael DoyleKeep your head on straightInstead of rushing head longWe’re always a bit short and latePretending our weak as something strongPartying on in our faded delusionThat we want to live foreverDisrespected as … Continue reading

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Knowing and Doing God’s Will

Based in part on Romans 12:1-8: Knowing and Doing God’s Will by Michael Doyle Asking the right sort of questions Seeking His will without hesitation Why then should we willing to obey What and how do we do this every … Continue reading

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A Lone Bagpiper

All of us are coming out of the isolation spawned by Covid-19 into a world changed by virus and by riotous disruption.  In some ways, this is good.  In some ways this is bad.  In all ways, this is a … Continue reading

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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What Is Art?

I was sitting on a swing in a virtual world and thinking on how beautiful the build was that had been designed to evoke and memorialize my dead family members and close friends who had died before their time and … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness II

One of lessons that is maybe too hard to learn for some is that in the face of harshness, sometimes the very best response is to show the same merciful kindness that God has shown us. It is a hard … Continue reading

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Each In Our Part

Started attending a new church today.  It’s related to a church I enjoyed very much in California.  Today, they had two of the children work together to recite Romans 12:6.  That was a pretty awesome verse to commit to memory. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Less You Respond To Rude, Harsh People, The More Peaceful Your Life Is

“The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” – Charlie Brown          

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Humble Obedience

Based on Wednesday night’s sermon: Humble Obedience by Michael Romani When the going gets tough as it often does We respond getting caught up in the buzz When we are faced with the opposition We tend to fall back into … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Silence Can Be An Acceptable Response

“To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.” – Colette, author (28 Jan 1873-1954)        

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