Just some thoughts...

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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nice to MEet you

            We must be our own before we can be another's.
              Ralph Waldo Emerson

             Should you want to be part of a we

     first you have to be a me
   Whether you be a he
 or a she

Remember in life, nothing is free.
You must  have something to bring to life's table
A feeling of self a "know that I'm able"

So first know who you are
Who you can be
Then you can say to another,
"Nice to meet you, I'm Me"
and that's poetiquejustis
“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.”  
~A.W. Tozer



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Where there is mud....

We sit in the mud... and reach for the stars.
Ivan Turgenev
When life seems like a   muddle
 And the waters have been muddied
 by the words that people say and things they do

When your boots seemed stuck and mired

And you really are quite tired

From the muddle that seems like life to you

Grab that mud and make some mud pies

Leave your footprints
Make a disguise

Take the muddle and build a stairway to the sky!
and that's poetiquejustis
I waited patiently for the LORD;
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock 
Psalm 40:1-2

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Slice of Life

Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:11

Our daily bread

So much more than food

It is the slices of day between which we put our life

Sometimes it is soft and squishy

Sometimes it is crusty and hard

And sometimes it seems as though there are just 

But no matter how you slice it,
This is your day
so load it up 

and enjoy!

and that's poetiquejustis

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Monday, May 28, 2012

How thin is your iPad?

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Jean De La Fontaine

I live in Orange County where size is everything

Houses and watches have to be big

Bodies and iPads have to be thin

Texts have to be brief

And salaries have to be 6 figures
Sizing it all up...... Unless there is depth to
 our thoughts,
 our love
 and our compassion
                                                     we all come up short
                                                  and that's poetiquejustis
 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Matthew 6:25

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Do Not Write Below This Line

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

I heard a great discussion about this yesterday- and I thought I would share it

The speaker talked about leaving" margins" in our lives

Areas where there was nothing but space.

I liked that image

Places you can tiptoe into 

Stop a while 

and breathe

Before you step back in to the blur that life can so easily become

Without those places of retreat

 Those moments of sanctuary

 You will never be any more than you are right now

And as you drain and drain and drain yourself

You could become quite a bit less than who you ever were.

Today, I will not scribble on every inch of the page

I will leave margins on the page

I will not write below this line
And that's poetiquejustis
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid
 John 14:27

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Good Stuff

When was the last time you went in to 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



Column 2
from Galatians 5










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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dandelions and Big Red Balloons

Always desire to learn something useful.


It is such a useful term

As long as we realize that useful and practical do not have to be the same thing

Balloons are very useful

They make my grandkids smile

Dandelions are useful

They give you wishes to blow in to the wind

Francis Bacon said:
 Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

Probably true, Francis, but so will balloons and dandelions
and that's poetiquejustis
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:12