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.”
Knitting thoughts, like knitting yarn
bring separate things together in one.
The threads we knot in colors bright
bring joy when in the brightest sun.
Knitting moments good and bad
reward us with a life well lived.
The stumbles made become as great
as goodness when the world's revived.
Knitting yarn to make a gift
is known as a labor of loving hands.
To knit the hopes of weary souls
t'ward great Salvation is His Plan.
Knitting scarves takes time and grace,
but when it's done what smiles it brings.
Knitting lives of earthly times
through His Salvation, Life they sing.
by Jay O’Toole
on June 1st, 2023