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, August 20, 2014

l'chaim

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life
Thoreau




Too small a sip and 

and life will not satisfy




Too large a gulp
and life becomes too hard to swallow



Too bitter the brew 
and you may lose your taste for living


Each day
Fill your own cup

even if it is from the rain of sadness and joy
and drink to life in whatever way you can
and that's poetiquejustis
Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain
Proverbs 14:27




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ordinarily Extraordinary

A man can stand anything 
except a succession of ordinary days
Goethe



I am not a big fan of the ordinary



I prefer houses that have some style




Clothes that make me feel like Diane Keaton




and food that speaks of faraway places
I was looking at some flowers today
noticing how unique they were
                                                                      even in a crowd

Lou Holtz was right when he said:
"I cannot believe God put us 
on earth to be ordinary"
and that's poetiquejustis
                     Do not be conformed to this world,
  but be transformed by the renewal of your mind
Romans 12:2










Monday, August 18, 2014

The Comfort Zone

It had done me good to be parched by the heat
and somewhat drenched by the rains of life
H. W. Longfellow



If we had never had been hurt

We would never understand each others pain




If I had never won


We would never understand each others joy



If we had never lost our way


We could never help each other find the way back

Life above all else
a teacher
so learn your lessons well
and that's poetiquejustis
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
God is our merciful Father 
and the source of all comfort. 
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5





Sunday, August 17, 2014

Catch as Catch Can

You got to take it one game at a time
Rick Dempsey
Major League Baseball Catcher



Things get thrown at you every day



Fast



Slow



Curved



Low shots




Cheap shots


 You choose what you want to take a swing at

It is your game, after all
and that's poetiquejustis
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
James 1:2






Saturday, August 16, 2014

What We Rise Above

Human Nature is what we were put on this earth
to rise above
Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen
the journey
That which we understand
 and that which we never will
It is always best to rise above that which would
hold you back
and that's poetiquejustis
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:2


Friday, August 15, 2014

Boldly Go

Plunge boldly in to the thick of life
Goethe



No more nibbling around the edges




No more snacking from the middle



No more trying to save life for another day




Dig in!
Rosalind Russell said:
Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are staving to death
 Dig in!

and that's poetiquejustis
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, 
but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Romans 14:17

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Time Has Come

Start where you stand
Napoleon Hill



This is it





This is where  today begins




and yesterday ends



-Right now-
This is where you are who you are




and it is from here
this very spot
 

that you will begin to seek
whoever you are going to be
and do all the things you are going to do
right here
right now
Isn't that amazing?


and that's poetiquejustis

 I am holding you by your right hand - I, the Lord your God - and I say to you, don't be afraid; I am here to help you. 
Isaiah 41:13