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.”
Each job has times of fast and slow
when tough and rest compete,
but work is done, and we can go.
The home, again, we greet.
When working hard the pace is fast,
and breaks are often short.
Yet, tough times will not always last
for those in Jesus' Court.
The goal for all our earthly days
is hearing these great words,
"Well done, my child, your life's displays
are founded on your Lord."
We do not work for Heaven's Bliss.
We work for clothes and meat.
Our hearts are filled with thanks for this,
"Salvation is replete."
by Jay O’Toole
on January 18th, 2023