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, June 20, 2018

Go Ahead and Grow

Out of difficulties grow miracles
Jean de la Breyere
The soil may be dry and rocky
The light may be wrong
And the the weeds may be growing all around you
They can try to freeze you out
And they may even trample you under foot
But they cannot keep you from growing
If that is what you want to do
And that's Poetiquejustis
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Brush It Off!

To affect the quality of the day
That is the highest of the arts
Henry David Thoreau
I envy my grandkids
 I hand them a drawing pad, or a clean art canvas
And without out thought or pretense they fill it
With life, and color, and glee
They do the same thing with every day they are given
I stare at the blank canvas
and ponder
and ponder
so cautious...so concerned about how it will look....
and often put it all away without a mark
 happy that I have not made a mess of it!
Sadly, that is a cautionary tale for life as well
Thoreau said that the world is but a canvas to our imagination
Why take a day- a perfectly good "canvas" of time
and simply try to get through it
without making any mistakes?
Today is a new day
a new canvas!
I too can fill this day with life, and color and glee!
Imagine that!
and that's poetiquejustis
This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Monday, June 18, 2018

Lighten Your Load

Write your injuries in dust
your benefits in marble
Benjamin Franklin
The wrongs you remember
 will be the dark burden you choose to carry through life
But replace that burden with forgiveness in your heart
And it will carry you in to the light

 and that's poetiquejustis
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, 
and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven"
Luke 6:37

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Something of Nothing

I thrive on nothingness
Andrew Wyeth
So much
so much
so much that fills the air
and the ear
and the eyes
so much
too much
I need a bit of nothing, please
 just for today
I need nothingness
and that's poetiquejustis
It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:26

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Dot On A Map

"The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose 
that I am here and you are there."
~ Yasutani Roshi 

We are all in this together

Though we rush around in our own clouds

So immersed in our own lives that we seem so far apart

We are all in this together


Feel the connection
 Because we are all in this thing called life
and that's poetiquejustis
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? 
Any fellowship together in the Spirit? 
Are your hearts tender and compassionate?
Philippians 2:1

Friday, June 15, 2018

Mind the Moment

For every minute you remain angry, 
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A wrinkle mind....
Focused on life's wrinkles?
Shake it out!
Shake it off!
let it go
Or iron it out
Who wants to be seen in a wrinkled mind?
and that's poetiquejustis
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
 but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Risk It

Only those who risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go
T S Eliot
What if....someone told you 
That you could not  do the things
 that may make you successful
Would you let them get away with that?
What if....someone told you 
that you could not eat
healthy food and exercise
Would you let them get away with that?
What if... someone told you that you could not 
be kind to all living things
even if it means putting yourself out a bit
Would you let them get away with that?
What if.....you are the person
telling yourself all those things
Are you going to let yourself get away with that?
Of course you are not!
You are too smart for that!
And that's poetiquejustis
Jabez called out to the God of Israel: "If only You would bless me, extend my border, let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm, so that I will not cause any pain." And God granted his request.
1 Chronicles 4:10