Just some thoughts...

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

That Ship Has Sailed

Bad memories can attach themselves
like barnacles to the hull of our life
Richard Paul Evans
The Mistletoe Promise

They come when you least expect them

As you are falling asleep

As you stare thoughtfully in to a cup of cappucino

The memories

like clips from a film noir

Where do they come from

Why now, when everything else is calm

Perhaps that is why they come
- because the sea of your soul 
is calm enough for you to hear them

and they must be heard

But you....you can sail on now

and leave them in your wake
and that's poetiquejustis
"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; 
And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind."
Isaiah 65:17

"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Memories#sthash.B6E8Dxjt.dpuf

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It Is a First World Problem After All

Gratitude makes sense of our past
brings peace for today
and creates vision for tomorrow
Melody Beattie 

There are times when patience 
is not my strong suit

Red lights

Books that do not know when to end

these things bother me
But they also can teach me a lesson
This morning
 I was frustrated at how long
it was taking the water dispenser on my refrigerator
to fill my glass

Then I thought about these ladies

and these ladies
and these ladies
and I thought better of it
and that's poetiquejustis
Give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:18

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bending "The Rule"

The Golden Rule is two-edged sword.
If some of us treated others as we treat ourselves
we would be jailed.
Richard Paul Evans
The Mistletoe Promise

Kindness begins at home

in your heart

You cannot know how to talk to others

If you do not know how to speak
to yourself

You do not know how to appreciate others

If you do now know how to appreciate yourself

You cannot get a meal from an empty cupboard

and you cannot get compassion

from an empty heart
 Fill up your heart with self- kindness

so you have enough to share.

Until you are good to you
you will have no odea
how to be good
to others
and that's poetiquejustis

 Love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:39


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Let the earth abound

An open home
an open heart
Here grows a bountiful harvest
Judy Hand

To plant the seeds of acceptance

To share the earth and  grow together

To produce the fruits of freedom

 that is worth being thankful for
and that's poetiquejustis

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
Romans 12:5

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bulldozing Your Way Through Life

The need for change bulldozed a road
down the center of my mind
Maya Angelou

You just know something has to give

Something has to change with that pile of rubble in your life

The piles of promises, wishes and getting-ready-to -dos
have to go!
 so what are you waiting for?
 You have what it takes
and that's all it takes!
 So get  moving
and that's poetiquejustis

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Why and the How

He who has a why to live
can bear almost any how

I have to admit, 
there are days 
when my only motivation 
for getting up

is that the cat
won't have it any other way

Then there are other days
where I find my purpose
in every blade of grass

There is a song in every tree
a poem in every task
But most days..
it is just the cat
whatever works...
and that works for me
and that's poetiquejustis
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 
Psalm 90:12

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In the details

The true secret of happiness
lies in taking a genuine interest
in all the details of  daily life
William Morris

My world is becoming smaller

But it is becoming more detailed
Some days it does not go beyond my yard
And there I find a universe
and peace
I find that the need be seen
And the need to see
 details, details, details
That is life
And that's poetiquejustis 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28