Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Most Important Work

The important work
of moving the world forward
does not wait to be done
by perfect men
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
They say it takes a village
I say it takes you
And me
And anyone else ready to show up
And do the work
That's how it gets done
And that's poetiquejustis
  Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27

Sunday, October 23, 2016


What can we gain by sailing to the moon 
if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
Thomas Merton

by all means-


Trim the sails!

Chart your course!

But there comes a time when you need to loose the ropes

And simply drift

To see upon what shores your unfettered mind will land
Perhaps you will be surprised at who you find there...perhaps it will be you
And you will have a friend for the future voyage

and that's poetiquejustis

The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, 
and on its circuits the wind returns. 
All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; 
to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again. 
  Ecclesiastes 1:6-7

Saturday, October 22, 2016

On My Way to ...where?

“If we walk far enough," says Dorothy, "we shall sometime come to someplace.”
L. Frank Baum. 

If we walk far enough
If we dream long enough\
If we believe strongly enough
If we fight hard enough
If we focus long enough
We will get to where we are meant to be 
Even if at this moment
we do not know yet where that is
and that's poetiquejustis
 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:2-4

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Hue for You

Don't waste your time away
thinking about yesterday's blues
Jon Bon Jovi
Yesterday's blues

The red rage of anger
The green of envy
The golden promises of today
Choose your color
and you paint your world
and that's poetiquejustis
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Genesis 9:13

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Test Prep

There is no cramming for the test
of life
Madeline Albright
Learn as you go
Take notes!
You just never know
when there is going to be
a test
and that's poetiquejustis
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
1 Peter 3:15

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Worldview

Life can only be understood backwards;

 but it must be lived forward

Soren Kierkegaard
Over my shoulder, life keeps getting dimmer
As the days slip behind
Opportunities seem slimmer
Sun setting on the chances?
No backward glances
Forge ahead! 
By your heart be led!
With the future case your lot
And then (of course) give it all you've got
and that's poetiquejustis

 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men
Colossians  3:23

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cornering Life

For changes to be of any true value
they have to be lasting and constant
Tony Robbins
Everyone likes to make big, life changing decisions
How many times have you"decided" you are going to
Eat right?
Write an essay?
Save money?
and every time you find yourself very quickly back at
Maybe it is time to stop just making decisions
and start making some progress
Do what you say you are going to do
for as long as you have to do it
to get done what you told yourself
that you are going to do
and that's poetiquejustis

And let perseverance have its full effect
that you may be perfect and complete
James 1:4