Tag Archives: Service

Daily Prompt – Hero

When I was much, much younger I felt a certain kind of empty hunger Wishing that I would not become a zero Instead I strove to become a hero Picking out who I wanted very much to be I modeled … Continue reading

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Wrapped In A Revealing Shroud

Based on Matthew 28:20: Wrapped In A Revealing Shroud by Michael Romani Thanking God for my salvation For providing my destination Every moment spent in inspiration Walking forward in His direction Teaching all that is to be observed He gives more … Continue reading

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Comfort In His Love

Philippians 2:5-11 Comfort In His Love by Michael Romani In all of life’s storms, you bring peace From all of life’s troubles you bring release More beautiful than diamonds, you shine As I, with each of us, walk your fine … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Greater Duty Than One’s God, Country and Family

“Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.” – George Washington, 1783    

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Taken Breath

A poem based on a Memorial Day dance and a reality for far too many: Taken Breath by Michael Romani Whisper has it that it took away your breath The day they called to inform you of my death Seems … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Core

Where I work, we have a set of core values For all of those who have truly paid their dues Every moment spent is spent in utmost integrity Reasonably expecting the very best from me In my commitment to serve … Continue reading

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Getting Out of My Way

John 12:23-28 Getting Out of My Way by Michael Romani Every day, I ask God to change my heart To please do away with my worse parts To please make me the sort of ever true That is closer to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Make Our Wish To Be Useful In Serving Our Nation

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale (1776)        

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First Principles: The Role of the Elected Is to Serve the People

“We are not to consider ourselves, while here, as at church or school, to listen to the harangues of speculative piety; we are here to talk of the political interests committed to our charge.” – Fisher Ames (1789)     … Continue reading

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Humble Yourself

Based on a sermon based on James 4:10 Humble Yourself by Michael Romani There’s a trick to humility You gotta do it quietly It’s not a thinking thing It’s about what you bring Just doing what is needed Keeping to … Continue reading

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