Tag Archives: Struggle

Into the Open Door

What if we could finally stop seeking and finally see? Into the Open Door by Michael Doyle If life were but a movie What would we really be But a story within the story That is all the glory Of … Continue reading

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War Changes A Man

While paying attention to something else, I started to think on PTSD. War Changes A Man by Michael Doyle It came on without any warning Half past two in the morning And suddenly, it was show time Landing hard like … Continue reading

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Something Somehow Selfish Worn

Based in part on 1 Cor.10:31: Something Somehow Selfish Worn by Michael Doyle There is something selfish in loving the Lord Because He loves us and we’re looking forward To that fellowship we feel here and up above And know … Continue reading

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Given the Dickens I’ve Known

Show of hands, who has read Charles Dickens in their lives?  Who in the last 30 years?  Yet, he stands as perhaps the greatest novelist in the English language.  It almost scares me to know that I had read five … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nonviolence Is the Most Potent Weapon Available To Oppressed People In Their Struggle For Freedom and Justice

“(R)iots are socially destructive and self-defeating. I’m still convinced that nonviolence is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom and justice. I feel that violence will only create more social problems than they will … Continue reading

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Woven Into A Delicate Tapestry

Faith and reason must work in combination with one another to approach the balance necessary to navigate the life of individuals and of nations around the world. Woven Into A Delicate Tapestery by Michael Doyle Woven into a most delicate … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: He Who Has Struggled Constantly With His Ills Becomes Hardened Through Suffering and Yields To No Misfortune

“Bodies grown fat through sloth are weak, and not only labour, but even movement and their very weight cause them to break down. Unimpaired prosperity cannot withstand a single blow; but he who has struggled constantly with his ills becomes … Continue reading

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Texas 1836

I have always found American history fascinating in all of our legends and tales, tall or not. Texas 1836 by Michael Doyle Texas, Eighteen Hundred Thirty Six Thousands of Americans invited in Finding their place in desert sand and sticks … Continue reading

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On the 1619 Project

An ahistorical work that seeks to repudiate the founding principles of America won the Pulitzer Prize today.   In my eyes, all luster is now gone to both the Nobel prizes and the Pulitzer with this move.   It’s not … Continue reading

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How To Live the Bible

Based in part on Deuteronomy 11:18-21: How To Live the Bible by Michael Doyle Thank you Father for our salvation Certain of our coming final destination Please hear our prayers on Palm Sunday As we worship and praise all of … Continue reading

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