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, July 15, 2018


There are two types of light. The glow that illuminates
and the glare that obscures.  James Thurber
Let light shine from your heart
And you give the world a place to warm their souls
Let light shine from your eyes
And the path ahead becomes clear
But if what shines forth is a torch
meant to blind others 
then how can  the bearer of that torch
ever see truth
or spread peace?
That is the question
and that's poetiquejustis 
The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it
James 1:5

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Suits Me Just Fine

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. 
 C S Lewis

Things to do:
Things to be
Things to know
Things things things
Time to breathe
Time to love

Time to dream
Life   Life  Life

Things are not life
That's the thing about life....
There are some things you just have to put aside now and then
to be alive
Shakespeare said:
There is a place and a means for every man alive

Go...find it today
and don't let any thing get in your way
and that's poetiquejustis
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Matthew 6:25

Friday, July 13, 2018

Count Down

Not everything that counts
can be counted
and not everything that can be counted
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, July 12, 2018

Which Way Did I Go?

Action without vision 
is just passing the time
Jack Barker
Going somewhere?
Waiting for someone to give you directions?
Tell you where to go and what to do?
Interesting thing about life's directions:
You have to be moving forward
In order to see
the way to go
and that's poetiquejustis
I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 
Philippians 3:13 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rock On

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Count it all joy

Only a few things are really important
Marie Drexler
One:  Giving Love 
Two: Receiving Love
Having peace
Having it
Four:  Sharing peace
For yourself 
Six:  caring for  others
Six small acts
that change every thing
every day
for every one
and that's poetiquejustis
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12: 30-31

Monday, July 9, 2018

Refuse to be overwhelmed!

To those on the ground, take a message back for me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
from Wicked
The gravity of the situation
Those grave and weighty matters
That keep us down
That press us down
That keeps our vision at ground - down level where oddly enough those things can never be changed
There are times that you just have to defy gravity
                                            Give the grave, the weighty, the ponderous a smile
And keep smiling
until it lets you go!
and that's poetiquejustis
 Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart,
for God has already approved what you do.
                                                                      Ecclesiastes 9:7