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Motivational Monday - It is TIME to PRIORITIZE your LIFE!

Good morning everyone! Monday has finally come and it is time to start your week by creating a new scene for your life! Are you tired of not living the life you dreamt of? 101 more words

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Matthew 25:31-46

Let’ admit it, Jesus is much easier to see in some people than he is in others.

I got to know David while I was serving in my last congregation. 1,286 more words

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The March of Folly 19 – Trying to improve the quality of legislation and parliamentary oversight

I wrote last week about how we need to improve the quality of our representatives in Parliament. I concentrated there on ensuring individuals who are accountable to particular areas, and therefore need the planning capacity to work for those they represent. 1,731 more words

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Here it goes

Here goes nothing… or everything? I suppose this is where I introduce myself to the world of blogging (can you tell this is my first time). 265 more words

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A Defence Strategy Against Ethical Blindness

Strong organisational contexts can and do push people towards unethical decisions every day. The challenge is to be able to analyse the risks of unethical or illegal behaviour and to understand why good people make bad decisions. 1,088 more words

Powerful Pivots

The Thirst For Power

Thirst For Power
by Michael Romani

History is replete
In how it completes
A man's thirst for power
Grows and devours
Since the days of Cain and Abel
The wicked man does as able
To take what he believes is his
It's quite simply what is

Hiding behind the structures of power
Awaiting its final dark hour
Hiding behind a clerical collar
But serving the almighty dollar
While the simple man clutches at truth
The smug Priest finds it uncouth
As he's offered his verses
He offers up blasphemy and curses

While the simple man is taken aback
By the faith, the Priest professes but lacks
The simple man knows of fates worse than death
And takes the only path he has left
The Priest thinks he's alone
With no reason or need to atone
But the simple man knows who's there
As he falls to his knees in prayer

Words used as a savage device
Will never beat the living sacrifice
Funny how a Priest doesn't know it
And that in his every lie he shows it
And while the simple man knows he will die
He doesn't need to stop to question why
A good man lives for his daughters
At least when that man is both daddy and father

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Poetry And Poems

First Principles: The Right to Vote Is A Solemn Trust

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. 9 more words

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