Tag Archives: Temptation

Reflections on Dorian Gray V: Immortality Revealed

Reflections on Dorian Gray V: Immortality Revealedby Michael DoyleArt imitates life as life imitates artMasquerading in the wantonness of the heartIt’s a fearful discovery of the monster withinThat while we don’t understand, causes us to sinActing in the the brazen … Continue reading

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The Greater the Miracles

The Greater the Miraclesby Michael DoyleReligion it seems is love’s emotionPersonified and adhered to with devotionFor a person who lives life without reasonHas committed the most personal of treasonsIn the Grand Inquisitor we find rarified poetryIn which passions are taken … Continue reading

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Righting My Wrong Direction

A little something from my notes taken during yesterday’s sermon: Righting My Wrong Direction by Michael Doyle No longer living in the wrong direction I’m seeking God’s love and true connection Returning the fullness of love that God has given … Continue reading

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When Children Speak

When our children speak, we should listen.  We never know what we might learn?  If nothing else how they see the world.  And I can think of no greater gift than understanding the world through the eyes and hearts of … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share

Based in part on Exodus 20:17: The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share by Michael Doyle It’s hard to be content in comparison Always measuring yourself on what is done By others when your race is your own Only to be … Continue reading

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Handling A Bad Day

Based in part on 2 Cor 1:8 : Handling A Bad Day by Michael Doyle Slewfoot raises to destroy Always out to kill your joy If you serve God, you endure The temptations for sure Brave hearts without fear Through … Continue reading

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Second Sight of the Garden of Earthly Delight

Day 6 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The prompt is to write an ekphrastic poem based on Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delight.  I elected to take the point of view of the artist or perhaps someone who is familiar with the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Fill Your Mind With Prayer Or It Fills With Anxiety, Worry, Temptation, Resentment and Unwelcome Memories

“If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories.” – Scott Hahn      

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Kindness Over Sin

Force never brings love into this world.  Eloquence can be stunning and yet is no proof of conviction.   So, what’s the answer?  Maybe… Kindness Over Sin by Michael Romani Not so much serendipity As it is mere Christianity To … Continue reading

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Bestest Friend

I was watching a bit heralding the advent of computers and all that has happened in so short a time.   It’s true and it’s fascinating.  But how long do you think it took me to think of the flipside?  … Continue reading

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