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 29, 2015

Keeping Pace

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb
Move with intention
so that you may meditate on the moment
Move with ease so that life may impart its grace
Move and keep on moving
but do not feel the need to run

Give life the respect of a steady pace
and it will pay you back with the journey of a lifetime
and that's poetiquejustis

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Castles of My Mind

You make kingdoms and castles of your own
Stephan Jenkins
The ride to the beach was I was a kid in North Carolina
always seemed to take forever,
although it could not have been more than 30 minutes

I would clutch the pail and shovel, reveling in the smell of Coppertone my mom had already doused me in 

I was ready

I was prepared

I was going to build a sandcastle that would make the beach-goers murmur in awe

We would finally arrive and lug the chairs, baskets, blankets, cooler and the other beach necessities
down to the water's edge

Mom would finally nod and say "Go...have fun!"

And I would grab my pail and shovel and head for a vacant piece of sand- my real estate

The future home of my castle!

There was something I always forgot though.

I did not know how to build a sandcastle- at least not one that would make people ooo and ahh
nope..not a chance

I could do the dump the bucket variety ...big deal...

But there was one castle that usually turned out pretty well-
the dribble castle- and that was my fallback
That splendid granular edifice  made of the dribs and drabs that oozed through your fingers

And I think it still is my fall back position!

I still do not seem to be able to build big castles in life that make people oo and ah

But we can all produce a darn good dribble castle with what we've  got
so.."go- have fun!"
and that's poetiquejustis
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. 
Romans 12:6

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wondering at The Wonder of It All

A single event can awaken within us
 a stranger totally unknown to us. 
To live is to be slowly born.
 Antoine de Saint Exupery

Have you ever wondered where the wonder has gone?
I have.   Often.
I wonder if it is because we box ourselves in to the known
And we give ourselves no new wonders to wonder about
The wonders are still out there
We just have to go and find them!
Out of the box!

Out of the chair!

Go!  And we are off to find the wonderful unknown!

We don't have to look very far!

Just by going the wondrous few inches of the universe just beyond our horizon
Can make all the difference

and that's poetiquejustis

He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.  Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
Luke 9:3-4

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On The Horizon

The future has a way of arriving unannounced
George Will

Almost there

I can see it 

Just within reach

It has caught my eye

It has captured my imagination

It has asked to enter my life

It has now floated in to my past

It was my future

It is now my life
and I continue to seek
and that's 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

Monday, May 25, 2015

You Know....

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know
Louisa May Alcott 

 Plant a seed

and you will find out what is held within

Open a book

and you will find what is waiting

Cast your bread upon the water

Your nets on to the sea

Your prayers unto the heavens

and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
and that's poetiquejustis 

Be humbled by God's power so that when the right time comes He will honor you.
1 Peter 5:6


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Give the Day a Break

Light is the symbol of truth
James Russell Lowell

Day-break  in a city

day-break in the forest

Day-break in soul

When the light of day breaks forths

That which has kept the world in darkness must let go

Today- let the day-break in to your life
and the darkness will let go
and that's poetiquejustis

I have come in to the world as Light so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness.
John 12: 46

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shaken and Stirred

Compassion is not weakness,
and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Hubert Humphrey

I have a dear, dear friend who is fond of saying he will help those in need but not the lazy
Here is the thing about "lazy"
It comes from the German laisch "weak, feeble, tired,"
Those with the stuffing kicked out
Their heart lost to the battle
Their courage long gone
Or just plain lost
Would it be such a terrible thing to reach out
 and help them back on their feet
Bless their heart

Or just help them find her way home?
We are shaken by the sight of the unfortunate,
but are we stirred to action?
Or are we just being lazy?

We find ourselves farther ahead when we help 
than we do when we stand our ground and judge
and that's poetiquejustis

Matthew 25: 35-40
"‘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;
 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me;
I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 
 “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘
Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You,
or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
 ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ "