Just some thoughts...

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

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Announcing: Me

I can move both of my eyes separately in different directions
Corbin Bleu

Over here!
No- over here!
Do this!
Be that!
Change hats!
Change gears!
Enough already!
 I am calling the shots now
So take a number!
and I will happily be all you want me to be
when you want me to be
how you want to be me
as soon as I am finished
and that's poetiquejustis
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
 your works are wonderful,
 I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

Friday, June 29, 2012

Looking for a cure

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.
W C Fields

The best cure for sadness is to be happy

The best cure for anger is to forgive

The best cure for living in a rut

Is to get moving
Take these cures daily as needed
and that's poetiquejustis

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you and help you; 
 I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 42:10

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

It may not seem like much....

That morning traffic day after day

The constant gloom of the nightly news

The unsmiling face that is always in your face

But it can wear you down


Stay out of the path of the dripping

and get to where the you can be high and dry!

 and that's poetiquejustis
A happy heart makes the face cheerful
Romans 1:9

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Realing It In

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

 John Lennon said: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination
Perhaps too much?
Arguments in your head with someone you have not seen in twenty years

Perceived slights and snubs
The limits of what you can achieve
 Life looks a lot better in real time.....so real it in
and that's poetiquejustis
“Reality, in fact, is usually something you could not have guessed. That is one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It is a religion you could not have guessed.
C S Lewis

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Where You Belong

What I aspired to be and was not 
comforts me
Robert Browning

Stop, Please

And take a moment to look at where your life is now

Now-Look behind you (just for a moment) at where you have been

and be grateful

and that'spoetiquejustis

“The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.”
Job 17:9

Monday, June 25, 2012

How do you ah-ha?

What we learn from the experience depends on the philosophy
 we bring to the experience
C S Lewis

What do your "ah ha!" moments look like?


  "Ah HA!"
Ah  :-) ha!

 ah -haaaaa....


I get it!

Ah ha....It is all in how you choose to see the moment!
and that's poetiquejustis
  "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"
Psalm 37:4

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I Wonder Where the Wonder Went....

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. 
To live is to be slowly born.
 Antoine de Saint Exupery

Have you ever wondered where the wonder has gone?
I have.   Often.
I wonder if it is because we box ourselves in to the known
And we give ourselves no new wonders to wonder about
The wonders are still out there
We just have to go and find them!
Out of the box!

Out of the chair!

Go!  And we are off to find the wonderful unknown!

We don't have to look very far!

Just by going the wondrous few inches of the universe just beyond our horizon
Can make all the difference

and that's poetiquejustis

He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.  Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
Luke 9:3-4

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Shades of Nay

If you are thinking thoughts of defeat, 
I urge you to rid yourself of such thoughts
Norman Vincent Peale
You can see it

Just up ahead...it is getting closer!

Beyond your insecurities and the memories of people saying
"you can't do that".

Or even worse- your own traitorous voice saying:
"I can't do that"- for that is the voice that is hardest to ignore

because you have no one to say it is not so

You stay busy with other things
But from the corner of your mind, 
you see the life you want
just beyond the window of your mind

There is only one thing to do, you know

and that's poetiquejustis
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, 
because when he has stood the test, 
he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12