Just some thoughts...

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

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Pot, The Kettle and You

To me, if life boils down to one thing, 
it's movement. 
To live is to keep moving.
Jerry Seinfeld
Filling up your life with stuff
is not enough
If you want to get things moving
in life

You have to turn up the heat
Not too much
Just enough to get things moving
and that's poetiquejustis
For in Him we live and move and have our being.
Acts 17:28

Friday, December 15, 2017

Cross Your Heart!

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and keep it all the year"
Charles Dickens
The Spirit of Christmas takes a lot of heart room
...nope... that will never do....
You need room for the wrappings and the trappings
The egg nog and the toys
For the magical and miraculous
For little girls and boys
You need space for the less fortunate
And for trees that look so sad
So if you will let your heart grow big enough
This will be the best Christmas season you ever had!
And that's poetiquejustis
 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he
Proverbs 23:7

Thursday, December 14, 2017

What are you looking for?

Opportunities multiply 
as they are seized
Sun Tzu
Looking for things to be unhappy about?
They will abound
Looking for things to take joy in
You will find them every place you look
Helen Keller said
Joy is the fire that keeps our purpose warm
and our intelligence aglow
That is an opportunity worth taking
and that's poetiquejustis
Joyful Joyful
by Henry J. Van Dyke
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,
Opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Where did it go?

Right now a moment of time is fleeting by.
Paul Cezanne

How often have your said-
As you wait for life

As you ponder tomorrow

As you hope for better times
As you wile away the hours
"where has the time gone?"
That is a very good question that only you can answer
and that's poetiquejustis

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given,  
and then sink yourself into that.
Galatians 6:4 The Message Version

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Somewhere inside of all of us...

There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer
Walter Savage Landor
Singing alone
Singing a  duet
in a choir
Out on a limb
It does not matter! 
If you have a deam
live it!
and if you have a song- sing it
Somewhere, inside of all of  us
we all have a dream and we all have a song!
and that's poetiquejustis
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. 
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:3

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wishing You...

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
Make this season a season of doing
Visit someone who is alone
Invite someone to church
Remember those no one else remembers
And then we really will be of good cheer!
and that's poetiquejustis
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Luke 6:31

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The richest man

The man is richest
whose pleasures are cheapest
Henry David Thoreau

The sound of laughter around your table

The warmth of a touch

 Familiar footsteps 
coming through the door

The sharing of a moment

or of a lifetime
or just hanging out with a friend

These are the pleasures beyond price
and these are the gifts I wish for you 

And that's poetiquejustis
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights 
with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17