Just some thoughts...

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






Sunday, August 30, 2015

Beneath Your Feet- My Dreams

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F Kennedy
Are we over it yet?
Are we over the idea that those who are poor are lazy?
Are over it yet-that the homeless want to be homeless?
Are we over the idea that those out of work do not want a job?
Are we ?
I sure hope so, because those who are poor, unemployed and homeless are not the enemy-
they are our fellow countrymen and women

William Butler Yeats said:
"But I, being poor, have only my dreams; 
I have spread my dreams under your feet; 
"Tread softly, because you tread upon my dreams"
                            William Yeats, Irish Poet
                                     June 1865 –  January 1939)                                           
                                     and that's poetiquejustis

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in,
Matthew 25:35

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Out of Order

We're all seeking order. We're all seeking control.
Michael Connelly
Organize
Alphabetize
Systematize
Categorize
But try as you will
But you cannot control it all
And really- do you want to?
Or shall we leave a little room for
serendipity?
and that's poetiquejustis
"Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
Isaiah 65:17

Friday, August 28, 2015

This Very Day

Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What are you waiting for?
Today is the best day you will ever have, so tell it how you feel about it!
You will never get another chance....
Until tomorrow
But tomorrow is not here
So love the day your with!

and that's poetiquejustis
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spelling It Out


It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau
Planning
Evaluating
Acting
Communicating
Enjoying
And thus does wisdom bring you peace
and that's poetiquejustis

The path of life leads upward for the wise
Proverbs 15:24



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Once More Around The Block


The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke
W J Camero
That one last spin of the dial for the salesperson
That one more crack at the books for a student
That extra hour of practice
That last read through to edit
That extra moment of prayer
Those efforts can make all the difference
And that is poetiquejustis
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
Psalm 27:14

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It Is All UP To You

Out of difficulties grow miracles
Jean de la Breyere
The soil may be dry and rocky
The light may be wrong
And the the weeds may be growing all around you
They can try to freeze you out
And they may even trample you under foot
But they cannot keep you from growing
If that is what you want to do
And that's Poetiquejustis
 
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

Monday, August 24, 2015

One Must Desire

One must desire something in order to be alive
Margaret Deland
The word desire comes from "de sidere"
"what the stars will bring"
Is that why we wish upon a star?
Do you ever wish upon a star?
When no one is looking 
Is there something so deep in your soul that it reaches out to a star
That is the desire of your heart!
Go!  Desire!  
It just means you are alive
and that's poetiquejustis
Delight yourself in the LORD 
and he will give you the desires of your hear
Psalm 37:4