Just some thoughts...

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

Friday, May 27, 2016

Everything in its place

If we will be quiet and ready enough
we will find compensation 
in every disappointment
                                                       H. D. Thoreau
                                        "When the dog bites
                                     when the bee stings...."
                            When life seems to be going nowhere
                                         Be very still and just listen

                                           And you will hear
                                              everything start
                                                to fall in to place
                                             and that's poetiquejustis

And we know that for those who love 
God all things work together for good,
 for those who are called according to his purpose. 
                                               Romans 8:2

Thursday, May 26, 2016


In search of my mother's garden, I found my own
Alice Walker
I could never hope to understand 
how my mother's life garden grew
Thanks to her, my advantages and worldview
were quite different than that girl born in Brooklyn

A search for a garden of my own
A garden of thoughts
A garden of hopes
A garden of dreams
A garden of happily ever afters
And a garden of  things that were more wonderful
than I could believe
A garden  of my own
Planted with seeds from those who went before
To leave to those who will follow
 That is how a garden grows from generation to generation
and that is poetiquejustis
The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58:11

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Let It Be

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, 
but in advancing toward what will be.
Khalil Gibran
Out of the mist of other people's plans
Away from the chatter of other peoples' thoughts
Away from the rhetoric of the talking heads
Find that thought you left behind
that person you planned to be before you were ever told who to be 
and be 
and that's poetiquejustis
For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Showing Up

We convince by our presence
Walt Whitman 

Showing up

Sometimes that is all it takes

Showing up

for the birthday parties

the sad moments

the happy moments

Just showing up to share the moments of life with people

That is convincing
and that's poetiquejustis

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Luke 6:31

Monday, May 23, 2016


Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
Herbert Spence
Tiptoeing through life
Whispering your wants
Sighing to the universe
Not going to get you anywhere!
Be bold!
Be brave!
Be you!
Time to come from behind the scenes
It is your life!
Set the stage!  Call for action! Let the cameras roll!  
 Be bold
and that's poetiquejustis
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, 
and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 4:16

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pressure Points

When we long for life without difficulties, 
remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds
 and diamonds are made under pressure.
Peter Marshall
Pressure cooker
Pressure points
Take the pressure off of someone else
And while you are at it....it would not hurt to take the pressure off of yourself before it is too late
Things flow better when they are not being pushed down, you know
 and that's poetiquejustis
In quietness and confidence is your strength
Isaiah 30:15

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Catch it and Keep It

I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.
Steve Martin
Keep doing it no matter what it takes!
Rejoice in each one
It is YOUR breath
Catch it and keep it
and that's poetiquejustis
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Genesis 2:7