Just some thoughts...

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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Far Far Away

Little by little one travels far
J R R Tolkein


How far you thought you would go
those summer days you cut the sky upon your swing


How far you thought you would go
when those first keys were put in to your hands

How far you thought you would go
when that first job was yours


How far you knew you had come
when you realized

that  now you are at home
and that's poetiquejustis
Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken.
Micah 4:4 



Monday, September 22, 2014

We will meet it when it does

What is coming will come 
and we will meet it when it does
J K Rowling
Goblet of Fire


Taking a chance
Taking it on
 fighting back

 owning it

Knowing the risk
Bringing it home
and that's poetiquejustis
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.




Sunday, September 21, 2014

As Tomorrow Drops By

The best thing about the future
is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln



When there is a storm

I very rarely pay attention to the torrent



I like to watch the raindrops on the window



Make their way slowly



Avoiding some drops



Joining forces with others   



Moving forward without knowing where it all will  end



Single drops that  never bother to look inside the window at me



But  simply move along the path


Leaving the future
the torrent 

and me
 to find our own way

And that's poetiquejustis 
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Rain#sthash.np3199qq.dpuf
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day,
 and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain. 
Isaiah 4:6

There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Rain#sthash.np3199qq.dpuf

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Make A Splash!

The grass is always greener
where you water it
Neil Barringham

The room that holds the odd things you care for





The friend that stays in touch





The book that you read and re-read and re-read




The sweater you grab when you are feeling sick



The chair that knows how to be quiet with you

I wish you many splashes!

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








Friday, September 19, 2014

Weeding Out the Things You Love

 
Weeds are flowers too
once you get to know them
A A Milne 

I had a dog show up at my door once



She had the personality of a cucumber
And manners that did not speak well of her early upbringing



She tore up paper



Slept where she was not supposed to

And generally was a nuisance


If she had been a flower


She would have been a weed

but I like weeds


And that was 14 years ago


And that "weed" has seen me through good times and bad

and I would not trade her for all the bouquets of dogs

in the world
Ella Wilcox said:
A weed is but an unloved flower
Weeds come in all shapes and sizes
People, places


 or puppies
Go...love a weed
You will never regret it.
 
and that's poetiquejustis
"Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."
Luke 12:27




Thursday, September 18, 2014

If only you would smile

Peace begins with a smile
Mother Teresa



Daylight begins with the sun
 


Evening begins with the stars

and everything else that is good

begins with a



Like a street lamp in the fog

or a light in the window
You never know
what your smile can mean

to the weary traveler 
on this journey of life
and that's poetiquejustis

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future
Proverbs 31:25
Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Laughter#sthash.A9iAEaSu.dpuf







 



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To Get You Through the Day

If you carry your childhood with you
you never grow older
Abraham Sutzkever
 
 
A poem



A story



A smell



A taste


A memory-
have one!
to get you through the day
and that's poetiquejustis

I remember the days of long ago; 
I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
Psalm 143:5