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, April 25, 2018

Life is a sing-along

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
Ronald Regan

A foot on the floor
A moment  to pray
Pack a kind thought for others 
And you are off on your day
An honest day's work
A little bit learned
then you lay down your head
For the rest that you've earned
and that's poetiquejustis
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business
 and to work with your hands
I Thessalonians 4:11

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Just taking it all in

To learn by observing others...
Mary Catherine Bateson
My dad was fond of saying
"If you are talking,  
 
you are not learning."
He was right, of course.
He often was.
And there is a time to be silent.
To observe and reflect
To gather strength
To  weigh what you see and hear
                                                            Doing so is responsible and good.
But once we have taken it all in
 and see that there are things that just are not right
                                                       Then, silence is no longer a virtue
                                                               and that's poetiquejustis
                                        
                                        Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness;
instead, expose them
   Ephesians 5:11

Monday, April 23, 2018

Just another fish story

To see an aquarium, better not to be a fish
Andre Malraux
Well then...to see a forest, better not to be a tree
To see the sky better not to be a cloud
And to see yourself, better not to be someone else
and that's poetiquejustis
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, 
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. 
Ephesians 2:10

Sunday, April 22, 2018

For Just Such a Season

It had done me good to be somewhat parched by heat 
and drenched by the rain of life
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The moments of greatest struggle
The hours of deepest darkness
The times when we are called upon to be greater than
To be stronger than
To be braver than
we believe we are
That is when we find out
Who we really are
and that is poetiquejustis
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:12

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Only Real Defeat

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up
Babe Ruth
The only real defeat is self defeat
The moment when you say "it's over"
"I am done"
"I quit"
It does not matter what the referee says
In your heart, you are the only one than can call the game off
And if you do not
You may have lost in the eyes of the world, 
But you and I know that you are just resting up for your next turn at bat
and that's poetiquejustis
Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. 
They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 
I Corinthians 9:25

Friday, April 20, 2018

One From Column A

When was the last time you went into a restaurant 
Asked what the worst dish on the menu was
then ordered it?
Not lately?
I didn't think so
so why choose the things in life that make you unhappy?
Here are your life
menu choices for today:
Column I
from the dark side of the universe
fear
sadness
anxiety
 OR
Column 2
from Galatians 5
Love, 
joy,
peace,
 forbearance,
 kindness,
 goodness, 
faithfulness,   
gentleness 
self-control.
Choose the good stuff
And that's poetiquejustis
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18
Note from poetiquejustis: that includes living at peace with yourself.