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We live much of life amid unique choices. Joy is anchored in The One beyond our life.
There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God's Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. . . .
― Charles Spurgeon


Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.
― C. H. Spurgeon


Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon


If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.
― Charles Spurgeon


A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.
― Charles Spurgeon


Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.
― Charles Spurgeon


When your will is God's will, you will have your will.
― Charles Spurgeon


https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2876959.Charles_Haddon_Spurgeon

(Philippians 2:13, KJV)

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December 7, 2022 at 11:35pm
December 7, 2022 at 11:35pm
#1041538
warm today and past
cold may be here very soon
snow will fall again


by Jay O’Toole
on December 7th, 2022


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December 6, 2022 at 9:32pm
December 6, 2022 at 9:32pm
#1041478
These days of joy and glee
begin in awesome heat
with crafts and such to make
We decorate our place
to bring the joy to life.

To bring the joy to life
concludes the playful day.
The wrapping paper strewn
is wet with tears so sad.
Eleven months to wait.


by Jay O’Toole
on December 6th, 2022


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December 5, 2022 at 9:07pm
December 5, 2022 at 9:07pm
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Buying Christmas from the shelves,
the smallish trees, and metal snow,
what crafty goodness from the elves!
Its whiteness stays when heat doth grow.

How many shoppers fill the aisles
to buy their Christmas gifts and crafts!
Of yarns, and beads, and painting tiles,
the artist makes, until he laughs.

More strings of lights to banish dark,
more gummies decorate the glass,
of "Merry Christmas" wood signs park
to make each home shine Joy and class.

As Christmas things within this store
now wain to make room for the spring,
I joy o'er what is still before,
I shop, and look, and fairly sing.

I'd like to visit one up north.
A store of Christmas all year through.
To Bronner's Wonderland, go forth
to Frankenmuth in Mich., so true.

Until that day, I'll shop right here
with Hobby Lobby's wondrous months.
It's Jan., Feb, March, April, May, so clear.
The rest is Christmas filled with funth. *Wink*

How do I last throughout the spring
when Christmas is no more around?
I purchase yarns and make them sing,
knit red and green as Christmas is found.


by Jay O’Toole
on December 5th, 2022


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December 2, 2022 at 9:53pm
December 2, 2022 at 9:53pm
#1041270
Enjoying Christmas lights, we do
throughout the house and in the yard.
When Christmas season's gone and through,
removing decoration's hard.

The lighter side of Christmas days
is found when nights approach and bring
the brightness of all light displays,
and child hearts of all ages sing.

Some places all the lights are white.
Some places colors joyful shine.
When Christmas lights are on, and bright,
the hope they bring, makes all seem fine.

The nights are long at Christmas time.
The darkness needs relief of light.
The sounds of carols made to chime
seem like the lights throughout the night.


by Jay O’Toole
on December 2nd, 2022


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December 1, 2022 at 5:19pm
December 1, 2022 at 5:19pm
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Gentle Christmas, find a way
to bring us peace, and joy, anon,
that when our gifts are on display
for moments, fears of life are gone.

Gentle Christmas, let us live
within thy graces ev'ry day
to find some Hope, and ways to give
in all we do, and things we say.

Gentle Christmas, will we find
thy shining lights, and music fair
throughout Th'Eternal Day so kind
are wrapped-up in the Savior there?

Gentle Christmas, is thy Name
our Saving Lord, the Father's Son,
Who took our sin, and bore our blame,
Who died and rose, the third day won?

We seek our joys in "spirits," here
to numb the pain of saddened hearts,
but everlasting Truth is clear,
"Our peace begins when Jesus starts."

Gentle Christmas, help us see
the greatest celebration, known
is in Thine Arms, we fly to Thee.
Make childlike hearts in Thee be grown.

Gentle Christmas, these three weeks
are celebration's joyful path.
Please, help us wait with minds so meek,
that in its end we all shall laugh.


by Jay O’Toole
on December 1st, 2022


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