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.”
Christmas day will soon be here.
We really should be sweet.
The poem tells us, "not a tear,
or you will miss a treat."
When Rudolph led the big man's sleigh,
the sky was murky dark.
He bested all the games they play.
'Twas no need then to park.
The broken toys of Misfit Land
found truest homes that night.
Their future lives were wondrous, grand
when children made things right.
So, "Ho, ho, ho, and merry all
your Christmases must be,"
as Santa sits so big and tall
in his sleigh for all to see.
by Jay O’Toole
on December 14th, 2022