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, October 31, 2014

Priceless

Not everything that counts
can be counted
and not everything that can be counted
counts
A. Einstein

I have never counted  children's smiles
but they are more precious than gold



I have never counted my lover's kisses
and yet they never grow old
Counting seems a simple way
of knowing what you have lost

But loving the good that comes your way
means  you never count the cost
and that's poetiquejustis

When troubles of any kind come your way, count it as an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
James 1:2



    



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Who Lives in that "Village"?

The important work
of moving the world forward
does not wait to be done
by perfect men
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)



They say it takes a village


I say it takes you


And me


And anyone else ready to show up


And do the work


That's how it gets done
And that's poetiquejustis
  Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pop Quiz!

There is no cramming for the test
of life
Madeline Albright
Learn as you go

Take notes!


Practice!

You just never know
when there is going to be

a test
and that's poetiquejustis
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
1 Peter 3:15







Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Begin to Be




The best you can be


The kindest you can be


The most peaceful you can be


The most generous you can be

the more life you will live

Winston Churchill said
We make a living by what we get
We make a life by what we give

So...start
 now


Are you ready?


Go!

And that's poetiquejustis
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal"
Matthew 6:20

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wherever you go...




The path is your to choose




The song is yours to sing




The words are yours to say



This life is yours to live


So what is stopping you
from doing it
with all your heart?

That is the question
and that's poetiquejustis
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Just a little more

Do a little more each day
than you think you possibly can
Lowell Thomas

 Just for today:

Be a little kinder

Dream a little bigger


Reach a little higher


See a little more


Feel a little more


Be a little more

Than you think you possibly can
and that's poetiquejustis
Proverbs 2:7 “He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.”

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Don't play it again, Sam!

Never play a thing
the same way twice
Louis Armstrong
If life is the same old song


turn the page


If life is the same old dance


learn a new step



If life is not fresh every day


Open the windows of your mind
and let in something  new
and that's poetiquejustis
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
 The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17