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Thought For the Day: If Liberty Means Anything At All, It Means the Right To Tell People What They Do Not Want To Hear

 “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell (1903-1950)

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Thought For the Day: Liberty Is Meaningless Where the Right To Utter One’s Thoughts and Opinions Has Ceased To Exist

 “Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.” – Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

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Salt and Light

Salt and Lightby Michael DoyleWe need with loving greetingTo return to uplifting prayer meetingsStep by step, we can find God againIt starts by sharing God’s love with friendsIt’s in improving our Godly relationshipThat we can and will improve our governmentFinding … Continue reading

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Revival

Revivalby Michael DoyleMoving past day-to-day survivalPraying for our nation’s revivalMiracles out of nowhere displayedEven if somewhat a bit delayedThe Holy Spirit moves us forwardNever retreating but ever towardThe spiritual awakening we findSalvation wants no one left behindReviving the lowly and … Continue reading

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In the Sweetness of Money

In the Sweetness of Moneyby Michael DoyleThe band leader says, “One, two..”And the band knows what to doEspecially slick with his brand new shoesFilled as he is with his particular viewsStepping it up to make it betterIn the harmony of … Continue reading

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Hymn To the 2020 Christmas Star

Hymn To the 2020 Christmas Starby Michael Doyle 2020 has been a year soul revealingCovid and larceny were ever stealingAny hope for semblance of hopefulnessDenying any hint of serenity and bliss We cried and wondered out of hopeTrying our best … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If I Can Do No More, Let My Name Stand Among Those Who Are Willing To Bear Ridicule and Reproach For the Truth’s Sake and So Earn Some Right To Rejoice When the Victory Is Won

“If I can do no more, let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.” -Louisa May Alcott, writer … Continue reading

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Wounds Let In the Light

Wounds Let In the Lightby Michael DoyleThey say our wounds let in the lightI don’t know if it’s by experience or second lightBut something about this notion is wound tightAnd from what I have seen, perhaps they’re rightThe worst wound … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A People Who Extend Civil Liberties Only To Preferred Groups Start Down the Path Either to Dictatorship of the Right Or the Left

“A people who extend civil liberties only to preferred groups start down the path either to dictatorship of the right or the left.” – Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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In Reverence For Life

In Reverence For Lifeby Michael DoyleFrom out of his humble life and thoughtA reverence for all life was truly soughtDoing his duty to a higher authoritySeeking the best for all of sacred humanityThe human spirit displayed at its bestWhen it … Continue reading

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