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.”
When hearts are warmed between two lives,
we give our best as joys do grow.
Our days are full as living thrives,
and common paths we're blest to know.
The One, Who gave us life at the first
through hearts, that beat, and lungs, that breathe
is still The One, Who quenches thirst.
He keeps our way by Hands beneath.
"I love you, dearest wife of mine.
You've stayed with me for many days.
Like vintage of the finest wine,
your value grows, and the years do praise."
The Lord has given love to Man
to knit our hearts in one with Him.
He knits two hearts in one by His Plan
to fill their cup, o'erflow the brim.
This Valentine's we seek The Rose,
Who showed His Love by bleeding red.
The third day after, He arose
to cause lost souls no more be dead.
When hearts aflame do burn as one,
the golden life is purified.
Each day of sweetness 'til all's done
is wondrous as His lasting Bride.
Each chosen heart receives His Grace,
Salvation Love transformed within.
For Jesus Christ in our lost place
has saved His chosen ones from sin.
by Jay O’Toole
on February 14th, 2023