Just some thoughts...

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






Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Where in the world?

I don't know how I got here
but I know that I am never going to leave
Tracey Clark



It is not the dress size


Or the check size


Or the address


It is not the titles or awards
What we all are looking for is that place that makes us feel as though we are home
Wherever we are 

Find that place in your heart
And you have arrived
And that's poetiquejustis

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33


Monday, January 16, 2017

Some Kind of Wonderful

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful
Annette Funicello


Life does  not always give us what we ordered

Or what we like
In fact, life often does not seem to care about what we think would be "perfect"
But if we look for the miracles


Allow ourselves to feel the blessings



And listen for the music of the universe
 playing beneath the discord of the day



We might find out that life - 
with all its problems-
is still pretty wonderful.
and that's poetiquejustis

 But make everyone rejoice who puts his trust in you. Keep them shouting for joy because you are defending them. Fill all who love you with your happiness
Psalm 5:11


Sunday, January 15, 2017

You got to have it!

Humanity comes not from a machine
but from the heart
Joseph Campbell


Are you worried about being replaced by technology?


Develop these skills 
( no seminar required)

Touch


Speak


Care




Encourage

Those skills all take heart

And heart is something you ether have


or you don't
You do- so make it count
and that's poetiquejustis
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today,"
Hebrew 3:13




Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Role of A Lifetime

The gloom of the world is but a shadow. 
Behind it- within reach- is joy.
Take joy.
Fra Giovanni

Are you the shadow in the lives of others?


If you are- consider a role change


You can be the gloom


Or the glory


You can be the doom


Or a whole other story


Life has a casting call every day


Choose your part wisely


And play it well

                                  Because today and everyday
                                        your world is watching
and that's poetiquejustis
Give thanks in all circumstances;
 for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus
I Thessalonians 5:18

Friday, January 13, 2017

To Find and Refine

She was not the kind of person who was refined
She was not the kind of woman who was unrefined
She was the kind of woman who kept a parrot
Mark Twain


Refinement


Gold is refined by fire


Life is refined by living


Words are refined through loving

Today
It's your life to find and refine
and that's poetiquejustis
Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory. I Peter 1:6-7 (The Message Version)


 
 


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Care for A Cuppa?

Great is he who uses earthenware
as if it were silver
Seneca


I have an old teapot that I picked up at a discount store

It does not share the pedigree of some of the fine pieces 
in our china closet


But it makes me smile

It sat on my desk and poured me tea
through some long thankless days at work


And some long nights when the kids were sick
or the world seemed cold

And it still does- quietly prompting me 
to write the next word

 or dream the next dream.
A simple pleasure
And like most of the good things and people in life
They are there 
if you just learn appreciate them
for who they are
and that's poetiquejustis
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 
Matthew 6:21







Wednesday, January 11, 2017

You Are Not Just 'Normal'!

Normal is not something to be aspired to
It is something to get away from.
Jodie Foster
Being unhappy these days is normal


But it is possible to be happy
Not liking who you are and what you are doing right now is normal
But it is not going to help you make changes

Complaining, whining and venting is normal

But it certainly is not productive

                                                                        Definition:
nôrm/
noun
noun: the norm

                                                  Something that is usual, typical, or standard.


                                                                       


                                                                          That's not you! 


                           You are a stand alone image of what can be when we are our better selves.


                                                         That is  not normal













                                                               and that's poetiquejustis!                                                           
 Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air!  Philippians 2:15