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, July 29, 2014

Just Duckie!

Just tell yourself, Duckie, 
you're really quite lucky!

Dr Seuss


So, sometimes you just feel different and you don't know why
and there are days when no matter what you do
you get stuck in the tall grass and cannot get going!



and there are those days when it feels as though no one is listening
but other days
 you know someone cares
 Someone is there to show you the way home
 and you just know you belong!


so all, in all, Duckie,
you really ARE quite lucky
and that's poetiquejustis

                                  For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
                                                                  Philippians 4:11



Monday, July 28, 2014

It's A Gift!

It is not good to refuse a gift
Homer



Accept it



The challenges


The tragedies




The joys



The doldrums 


and the high spirits


Accept them all with an open hand
 Because each is a gift
that makes your journey what it is
and makes you who you are

and you are
a very special gift-

and that's poetiquejustis
 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well
Romans 12:6




Sunday, July 27, 2014

To Know

Knowledge is a fine thing
Moliere



Very true


Knowledge IS a fine thing
the seeds of learning are planted there
and

Wisdom is a finer thing
because that unlocks what is hidden in the knowledge
and

Compassion is even a finer thing


and
wisdom with compassion is the finest thing of all
because that is where
the mind and the heart
have become a soul
 
and that's poetiquejustis
"Do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” 
Zechariah 7:10

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Learning

Learning never exhausts the mind
Leonardo da Vinci



Like a stream forging its way through a new path



Like a ray of sun breaking through a cloud




Like a blossom through the late spring snow
 New thoughts
New challenges
New Life

Thomas Huxley said:
Try to learn something about everything
and everything about something
and that's poetiquejustis
Let the wise listen and add to their learning,
 and let the discerning get guidance--
Proverbs 1:5 

Friday, July 25, 2014

The other side of the story

Hear the other side
St Augustine

                                                    Not just the other side of the story

Listen to
the other side of your story

the other side of your soul's story

 that longs for more than this


Hear the other side

And listen
until your story speaks
and then keep listening
And that's poetiquejustis
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. 
Romans 10:17

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where I Have To Go

I learn by going where I have to go
Theodore Roethke


Liz Lemon's famous line:
"I want to go to there"

yea...Well...
I do not always want to go to "there"
Not all "theres" are created equal, you know.

Down painful roads



Joyous paths



In to the future



Out of the past
and yet I go
and 
I learn

by going where I have to go
and that's poetiquejustis

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 
Psalm 119:105



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Trying!

But above all else-
try something





When our son was 13
he tried escargot
He probably never ate them again
but he tried


I respected him for that

I don't know what made him decide to try them
he just did

What do you see yourself trying?


Dance?


Marathon?


Singer?



Go ahead and try!
It can't be any worse than eating snails

and that's poetiquejustis! 

Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19