Tag Archives: Spirit

First Principles: It Is the Manners and Spirit of A People Which Preserve A Republic In Vigor

“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)      

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Integrative Imperative

If you’re roughly my age or older and maybe younger, the idea of taking an integrative approach to health and healing as a wholistic matter is probably approached with some caution.   Honestly, though  our health is in our hands … Continue reading

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First Principles: Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To Know the Worst and To Provide For It

“Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I … Continue reading

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On the Gains of Godly Meditation

Based in part on Psalm 19:14: On the Gains of Godly Meditation by Michael Doyle The Bible isn’t just words but application We must understand before proper supplication Thinking and asking in prayer and open heart Listening to God, hopeful … Continue reading

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Sounds For Troubled Times

One thing I’ve had some time to do lately is to explore what tuneage tends to lift my spirits in these sunken times. Sounds For Troubled Times by Michael Doyle Susceptible to a classic boogie fever As though there be … Continue reading

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Nourishing the Spirit

Based in part on Matthew 5:6: Nourishing the Spirit by Michael Doyle Blessed are those who hunger and thirst Putting the ways of righteousness first Sustained as these are in their every day Effected as we are; moving out of … Continue reading

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Be the Salt

Based in part on Matthew 5:13: Be the Salt by Michael Doyle The God who was faithful then Will be as faithful now as when When He made Goliath fall Shaking down all the walls The salt of earth made … Continue reading

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On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Struggle For Liberty, Be Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To know the Worst and To Provide For It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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First Principles: Political Parties May Answer Popular Ends But With the Course of Time Allow Unprincipled Persons To Usurp the Reins of Government

However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the … Continue reading

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