by Jay O'Toole
We live much of life amid unique choices. Joy is anchored in The One beyond our life.
"Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.
One fails forward toward success."
C. S. Lewis
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis
“I have come home at last!
This is my real country!
I belong here.
This is the land
I have been looking for all my life,
though I never knew it till now...
Come further up, come further in!”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Starting new to live a year,
this slate is fully clean.
The fog has lifted, now it's clear.
What Hope is to be seen!
Starting new upon this day
with leaves of dates to go.
Let's speak the Truth in all we say,
with so much more to know.
Starting new with ev'ry breath,
we'll build as God directs,
and follow all the words He saith.
His Light we can reflect.
by Jay O’Toole
on January 1st, 2023