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, July 21, 2017

One More Round

Energy and persistence conquer all things.  Benjamin Franklin and....

There are days I want to quit - we all have those days!
We want to thrown in the towel.

Stay down for the count
Never come out of the corner again

But then- the bell rings

That "bell" in our head that says
keep going
And we take life on for
 just one more round

Because that is who we are
And that is what we do.

and that's poetiquejustis

No weapon formed against me shall prosper
Isaiah 54:17

Thursday, July 20, 2017

All Will Be Well

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber
You might as well give it all you got 
if you are going to give it anything at all
 You might as well reach as high as you can 
and not worry about the fall

You might as well be the word that's kind 
and cheer along the way
You might as well be the one that brings 
light to a life that has turned grey
You might as well be the well today 
because well is what we need
You might as well, you might as well, 
you might as well indeed
and that's poetiquejustis

 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
I Thessalonians 5:11

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

You Lucky Duck!

Just tell yourself, Duckie, 
you're really quite lucky!
Dr Seuss

So, sometimes you just feel different and you don't know why
and there are days when no matter what you do
you get stuck in the tall grass and cannot get going!

and there are those days when it feels as though no one is listening
but other days
 you know someone cares
 Someone is there to show you the way home
 and you just know you belong!
so all, in all, Duckie,
you really ARE quite lucky
and that's poetiquejustis
                                  For I have learned to be content 
                                      whatever the circumstances.
                                                                  Philippians 4:11

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Dull Bits

Ideas come from everywhere
Alfred Hitchcock
Your next great idea
It could be just beyond the window
Heading right for you
Or reaching out for you to grab
Just hang on
Hitchcock said: Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Could be, but I have met some very good ideas 
during those "dull bits"
so I think I will leave them in 
the final version of my life
and that's poetiquejustis

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, 
who[ have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Joyful Obligation

Deeper bonds meant creating obligation
Sue Bender

The casual hello to the neighbor
then you are on your way

The person alone at church you never reached out to

even though you see them there week after week

The check written 

instead of the help given

The distance- so safe

So shallow

And so sad
You have been given something the world needs!

It is not for you to keep- go- 
Give it away!

And that's poetiquejustis 
Isaiah 1:17

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stuck on You

Consider the postage stamp:  
its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.  
~Josh Billings

You can lose your keys

You can lose your way

You can lose your focus

You can lose your appetite

But whatever you do -
do not lose heart!
that's right...it is all about hanging in there!

and that's poetiquejustis

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Limits of Success

The one thing I know
is that you win with good people
Don Shula
You do not need an army
to win in this life
you just need to choose
the right people
to believe in
and who believe in you
and that's poetiquejustis
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, 
but a good word makes him glad. 
Proverbs 12:25