Just some thoughts...

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

Monday, April 30, 2012

How Perfectly Imperfect!

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
 is giving up on being perfect 
and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anne Quindelin

Being a kid is hard

Every day, someone is judging


Or watching you

And we never seem to get over that, do we?

We try to be perfect

We should wonder who really created that image

Because the  thing is
You will only be a shadow of you and
never perfect

Until you are the imperfectly perfect you
you were always meant to be

 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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Doing Things on Spur-pose

I got spurs that jingle jingle jangle!
Lyrics: Joseph Little and Frank Loesser

On the spur on the moment
what does that mean?

Is it something that grabs you
Before it was seen?

On the spur of the moment
you can flip life end to end!

 you can flip and fold it
you can patch it and mend

On the spur of the moment

without thought or regret
you can do something for someone 
that they will never forget
it won't cost you a nickel

it won't cost you a dime

it won't even cost you
much of your time

you can spur people on 
when their courage is dragging

To spur on - to encourage-
To cheer on those who are lagging!

Just with a listen
Just with a smile
Just with an attaboy
Once in a while

On the spur of the moment

You can make it all right
and that's poetiquejustis
 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds
Hebrews 10:24

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Putting it all on pause

The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
 Theresa of Avila

This week, I seemed to be always trying to stay one step ahead 
of the dust and difficulties

Today.....it is time to refresh

 I will admire the gentility of flowers until I learn their ways

                                                    I will learn wisdom from the sea
And find directions in to tomorrow by watching the way of the clouds
I will fill my heart with the song every bird who sings in the tree

 and once more
I will see life as it was
and it is
and as it should be
and that's poetiquejustis
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. 
Not as the world gives do I give to you. 
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 14:27

Philippians 1:11

Friday, April 27, 2012

I Am Expecting

Other people may not have had high expectations for me... 
but I had high expectations for myself
Shannon Miller

Enter life's stages 
Then expect to rise
Expect the best
       Sam Walton said:
High expectations are the key to everything.

People have always expected a lot from me

I have learned that the only thing that matters is what I expect of myself
and that's poetiquejustis
....Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Are We Together On This?

"The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose 
that I am here and you are there."
~ Yasutani Roshi 

We are all in this together

Though we rush around in our own clouds

So immersed in our own lives that we seem so far apart

We are all in this together


Feel the connection
 Because we are all in this thing called life
and that's poetiquejustis
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? 
Any fellowship together in the Spirit? 
Are your hearts tender and compassionate?
Philippians 2:1

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Something Engaging

There can be no greatness without abandonment
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Lose yourself in what you are doing today
Let it take you away

 Wade right in

Dive right in!

 Be absorbed

Be fully engaged
Emerson also said: "A man is what he thinks about all day long"
So today, think about what you are doing
And that's poetiquejustis

Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God
Romans 12:1

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Gather: The act of collecting or bringing together
We always seem to be gathering something....

We are gathering your thoughts

Gathering our friends

Gathering...always gathering

Harlan Howard even said he was always collecting 
emotions for future reference

We even gather our courage

Things just seem to have a tendency to gather
Even clouds do it

But now, what we gather most is information
                                                                - a lot of information!
Gathering is good
As long as you know why you are gathering whatever it is you are gathering

                                          And what you are going to do with it once you have it
                                                            and that's poetiquejustis

                   " For where two or three have gathered together in My name,
                                                             I am there in their midst."
                                                                    Matthew 18:20