Just some thoughts...

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Reading By the Light at the End of The Tunnel

Our main business is not to see
what lies dimly at a distance
but to do what lies 
clearly at hand
Thomas Carlyle 


I was talking with an executive
who is involved in
yet more rounds of planning sessions
at his manufacturing company




He sighed and said
"we plan and we plan
but we never do".


Planning is good


But eventually, you have to get out on the field
and run some plays
I have a friend who actually calls his planning guide his "playbook"

Let me put it this way:
I can plan the menu for the next week

but if I do not get in to the kitchen today

no one eats tonight

It seems we can be so busy
trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel

That we forget to 
use the light
we have
To do the things that need to be done

today
And doing the things 
that need to be done today
is a plan!
and that's poetiquejustis
Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, 
but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. 
Proverbs 21:5

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Now You Can

My dear friend, clear your mind
of can't
Samuel Johnson


Deep beath



Another



Another




Now, hold that a second 
holding
holding
holding
and think about all the things
you think you can't do!


Good!


Now exhale


There-the can'ts are all gone

Now
...you can
and that's poetiquejustis
For it is God who works in you to will and to act 
in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Philippians 2:13

Friday, January 23, 2015

What Did You Say???


We ought to see far enough in to a hypocrite
to see even his sincerity
Thomas Fuller 


I have a very wise brother
Who told me when we were just kids
That if someone
is being snarky about someone else to you



They are being snarky about you 
to someone else


Maybe they are insecure



Maybe they need to be liked


Who knows
But whatever the reason,
I thought I would pass my brother's wisdom along to you
 
OK...now you know
and that's poetiquejustis

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. 
Proverbs 16:28
 
























But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
James 3:17

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Life In Integers

Integrity has no need of rules
Albert Camus


Integrity and Integer
have the same root



Wholeness


An integer is a whole number


A person of integrity tells the whole truth

If you give up your integrity


you are living a fraction
of a life

That's the whole truth
and that's poetiquejustis
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. 
Proverbs 10:9




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Spinning" out of control

Let the great world spin forever
down the ringing grooves of change
Tennyson



When did a lie become glorified as "spin"?


Where were we when people started being hired


Promoted


Applauded 


For turning the truth 

in to a lie?


Anyone can put a spin on things
anyone
 
But it is only the brave 
who believe in truth

and its better outcome
after they clean up the mess
left behind by the "spin"
and that's poetiquejustis

The LORD detests lying lips, 
but He delights in people who are trustworthy.
Proverbs 12:22





Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Keeping Your Balance

Life is like riding a bicycle
To keep your balance, you have to keep
moving forward
Albert Einstein


Push on


Press forward



In matters of life



If is something that matters at all


You have to keep it in gear

and keep moving forward
and that's poetiquejustis
It is God who arms me with strength,
 And makes my way perfect. 
Psalm 18:32

Monday, January 19, 2015

Keeping Your Options Open

Remove failure as an option
Joan Lunden

Today, you have lots of options

Every time you fall

Option:
Get up just one more time



Hit a dead end?


Option:
Start again!

Socrates said:
To find yourself 
Think for yourself
Option:
Stop letting problems changes your mind!

We all need options



But giving up
is the option
that takes all other options away
that's not an option
and that's poetiquejustis
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 
Philippians 4:13