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, September 20, 2017

That's all it takes

We make a living by what we get
But we make a life by what we give
Winston Churchill


"Give a little,  get a little"


Or, give a bit more

and get more than you can handle


I am not talking about money - that's the easy stuff

I am talking about "you"


The listener


The comforter


The helping hand

Yes- you

Give a little

Because that's all it takes
and that's poetiquejustis
 
Give and it shall be given to you
Luke 6:38




We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu131192.html
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu131192.html

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gear Up!

If Joan of Arc could lead an army before her 18th birthday
you can get out of bed.
E Jean Carrall 


There is so much you can do


If you just get up and do it


There are so many things to be


NOW is the time- get to it


There are so many battles to win

And the battle is half won


If you just get up and  get moving, 

And for goodness sake-
have fun!

and that's poetiquejustis 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  
Romans 15:13



Monday, September 18, 2017

And There It Begins

Peace begins with a smile
Mother Teresa
Daylight begins with the sun
 
Evening begins with the stars
and everything else that is good
begins with a
Like a street lamp in the fog
or a light in the window
You never know
what your smile can mean
to the weary traveler 
on this journey of life
and that's poetiquejustis
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future
Proverbs 31:25
Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Laughter#sthash.A9iAEaSu.dpuf

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Victorious

Acceptance gives you the permission and power to move on.
Henry Fraser
Quadriplegic Artist, Author, and Former Rugby Player

This quote is from a rugby player
who lost the use of his limbs


and took up painting
Showing us how to move on
 with strength
and grace
 and power

It takes courage to accept the realities in life
and even more courage to claim the victory over your circumstances

by believing every day is a good day.
What's holding you back today?
and that's poetiquejustis

The Lord is my shepherd I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadow he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths bringing honor to his name.  
Even when I walk through the darkest darkest valley, I will not be afraid,
    for You are close beside me.

All artwork by Henry Fraser


Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's Your Image!

What is passion?
Passion is the becoming of a person.
John Boorman

 Who you were


Who you will be
the good times

 and the bad



They all make up who you truly are
rejoice in that today!
and that's poetiquejustis
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
Philippians 4:4


Friday, September 15, 2017

Isn't That Just the Best?

Things turn out best for the people 
who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

It is raining
It is raining!
A bowl of lemons
A bowl of lemons! 
Another day.....
Another day 
Don't just make the best of it!
Make this day the best!
and that's poetiquejustis
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Proverbs 3:27

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wanted

We give what we can and what we have
Alexandra Stoddard


I keep a picture on my desk


Of family members who came through Ellis Island 
in the early 20th century


They left a lot behind on their little Italian Isle to come here


Entering a strange new world that did not always welcome them


But eventually, they found jobs


And we had a home in the United States
A place to begin to become who we are today
Doctors, professors, business people, technology experts,
actors and artists 
to name a few of us...


Each morning, I look at those expectant faces in that picture asking:
"We got you here- now what are you going to do today 
to make the world a better place?"

Good question! 
And I will keep working on that answer. 
and that's poetiquejustis 

"You must not mistreat or oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 22:21