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.”
Quiet minutes. Fan blades dance.
Night like blanket lies.
Twinkle lights call, "More than a glance."
Days of Time fly by.
A stare into space. A brick wall at my back.
The day seems bright and clear,
Beyond it is clouds, a deck of cards stacked.
What of the past held dear?
Night still leaning by the wall.
Light emits from bulbs.
Cat curled up as sleep may call,
darkness to the curb.
"Silence seems confusing, Lord.
Seems like You're not there.
On the wall with bricks for words,
I'm left to blankly stare.
"Faith must trust when no one speaks.
Faith is risky stuff.
Others question what I seek,
but You're still enough."
by Jay O’Toole
on April 6th, 2021