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 life is worth the time we spend on Earth.
The hardness of the days will forge a gem.
The best we have is started by new birth.
Great hope is found by finding rest in Him.
Our times in life are rarely all of good,
but good can come e'en through the times like these.
The strength of life is found in He, Who stood
on Olivet, ascending joy to free.
He made us for He had a Purpose Known.
His Plans are best from all Eternity.
Though days may cause us drag in heartfelt groan,
the last is worth the Price once paid by He.
The days of life are worth the price we pay,
but lasting life is GIFT He calls The Day.
by Jay O’Toole
on March 17th, 2023