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 24, 2014

Laugh Out Loud

Laugh out loud
Gretchen Ruben


I was on the Long Island Railroad one night


a somber face among many somber faces


chugging along in silence to home

so I could turn around and do it all again the next day




 It was the normal, silent evening commute

Until I saw a hand move slowly toward the floor 

and a man put a box down, opened it, and withdrew his hand

What happened next, I will never forget

it was am mechanical laughter machine

And as the laughter came from the little box 
and the people nearby heard  they began to laugh

and the laughter spread from row to row
and within minutes, these somber folks

were all laughing until they we could not breathe
And the man put the box away
and smiled
So go- be a laugh machine!
and that's poetiquejustis
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. 
Job 8:21








Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Note About Inspiration

The great composer doesn't set to work 
because he is inspired
He is inspired because he is working
Ernest Newman
                          perhaps it begins with just an idea or two - t
he or the very wisp of an idea
The shadow of an idea

                       as you go about your daily life....
                               you know there is something more
and suddenly
in the midst of life
it is there!
what you have been waiting to see and feel and hear
all of your life
 and others hear it to
in the middle of their own lives
they were inspired!
and all they had to do
was live
and that's poetiquejustis
 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 
2 Corinthians 5:17


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Masked Man

We are all faced with a series of opportunities
brilliantly disguised as impossible situations
Chuck Swindoll
                                                               What disguise is your opportunity wearing?



A new job that you never think you will get?



A new home you think you will never afford?



A relationship you think is over?
Unmask them

and you will find opportunity smiling
and that's poetiquejustis

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit
2 Corinthians 3:18






                  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Let us never forget that we are more important
than what we do
James Hudson Taylor



"so....what do you do?"
"So...where do you work"
"Oh...so your are with that new law firm..."
Why do we do that?
Why do we put our jobs between us and other people
and say 
 when we know it is just a job and
it is not even close to 
who we really are?
Just wondering
and that's poetiquejustis
So accept each other just as Christ has accepted you; 
then God will be glorified.
Romans 15:7


Monday, October 20, 2014

Think About It..or not

Dive in to the sea of thought
and find pearls beyond price
Moses Ibn Ezra

My husband is a great thinker


He will sit there quietly for a while
and suddenly look up and make a statement

that would throw someone far more philosophical than  I
in to a tailspin

                 He has no interest in easy answers
and he does not, as I do, simply see the internet as an outboard brain


The man is
He likes to think!
And I think that is cool
and that's poetiquejustis
For as a man thinks in his heart, so he is. 
Proverbs 23:7

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heart Song

Kind words are the music of the world
F W Farber


Kindness is the melody


That always is in harmony


Kind words the lyrics of the song


That makes the world want to sing along

and that's poetiquejustis

                                                 Sing and make melody in your heart to the Lord
                                                                  Ephesians 5:19







Saturday, October 18, 2014

You Can See An Awful Lot

You can see an awful lot
by just observing
Yogi Berra

Slow down, you're moving too fast


There is so much to see


So much to hear


So much to feel


Slow down
Before life passes you by
and that's poetiquejustis
 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, 
nor to be hasty and miss the way. 
Proverbs 19:2