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, November 21, 2014

The Why and the How

He who has a why to live
can bear almost any how

I have to admit, 
there are days 
when my only motivation 
for getting up

is that the cat
won't have it any other way

Then there are other days
where I find my purpose
in every blade of grass

There is a song in every tree
a poem in every task
But most days..
it is just the cat
whatever works...
and that works for me
and that's poetiquejustis
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 
Psalm 90:12

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In the details

The true secret of happiness
lies in taking a genuine interest
in all the details of  daily life
William Morris

My world is becoming smaller

But it is becoming more detailed
Some days it does not go beyond my yard
And there I find a universe
and peace
I find that the need be seen
And the need to see
 details, details, details
That is life
And that's poetiquejustis 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Got a Minute?

People who are unhappy
have no need for anything in this world
but people capable of giving them attention
Simone Weil

The visitor who never comes
The bench that sees no old friends
The traditions that are no longer shared
 the kid whose only playmates are animated
Got a minute?
Share it.
and that's poetiquejustis
Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Good Guys

You're a good man, Charlie Brown 
Charles Schultz

So, what exactly does it take to be a good person?
Well, here is my short list...

You are a good person if....

You fill up the empty water dish for the dog....

Give the guy on the street a few bucks to eat

and he is a good guy
when he shares it
You are a good guy
if you smile when you see a daisy
 (did you smile?)
You are a good guy if
You eat the meat loaf even if it is not "just like mom's"
 That's the good person short list
feel free to add your own
and that's poetiquejustis
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart
Luke 6:45

Monday, November 17, 2014

To See, To Hear, To Taste

What is art but a way of seeing
Saul Bellow

 To see the good*

To hear the melody **

To taste the sweetness ***

To feel the power****

of love

Life becomes art
when people care
about other people
Can you see that?

and that's poetiquejustis

*     Father Greg Boyle:  Homeboy Industries- jobs not jail
**   Lincoln County Inmates Choir
*** Homeboy Bakery: Jobs not jail
**** The Bard Prison Initiative  held its 11th college commencement at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, New York, on Saturday, May 31.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Little More to Give

I think life has a little more to give
Samuel Johnson

More than food 

More than drink

More than work

More than rest

Life has so much more to give
And you have so much more
to give

to life

Go! Give! Live!

and that's poetiquejustis
Bur seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness
and all of these things will be added to you
Matthew 6:33
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Abundant-Life#sthash.qdbxY4OD.dpuf

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Wall

Every man must choose his world
A W Tozer

Day by day

Dawn by dawn

Brick by brick

Thought by thought

Sigh by sigh

You build your world

And rise each day

To start again

Sometimes to find that you must start all over

and other days to see
just how far you have come

That's life
And that's poetiquejustis
So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.
Nehemiah 4:6