Just some thoughts...

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

Sunday, March 31, 2013

One More, Please

A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Jean Ingelow
I do not need a big house

Or a fancy car

Or the praise of millions of adoring fans
All I ask for is
just one more great idea

and that's poetiquejustis
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2

Saturday, March 30, 2013

No Fear of Tears

Charles Dickens “We need never be ashamed of our tears.”
Charles Dickens

Flowers  cry you know...
Even kitten shed a tear
The best people are doing it
Because sometimes your heart just cannot hold all you have inside

                                                            and it just needs someplace else to go
                                                             and that's poetiquejustis

You keep track of all my sorrows.
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.
Psalm 56:8

Friday, March 29, 2013

Within and Without

Just remain in the center watching 

and then forget that you are there
Lao Tzu

You see it all

The chaos

The greed

The cold and the heartless

And yet you remained untouched

How can that be?
Because you know how to live within

and they only know how 
to live without

and that's poetiquejustis
 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 1They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
John 17:15-17

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just think about it!

I still find every day too short for all the thoughts I want to think  
John Burroughs
So much to think about!

So many mysteries

So much beauty

So many good times to plan

 and remember

My head is just stuffed with happy!
and that's poetiquejustis
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A place for a bird to sing

The time of the singing bird is come
Song of Solomon

It is time

Change is coming

New things are happening

Be a part of it

and that's poetiquejustis
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! 
Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
 I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. 
Isaiah 43:19

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Casual Cocoon

A cocoon is effective only as a means of change
Kathleen Norris, From Acedia and Me
I used to have a little friend (now a grown up attorney!) 
 who would cross her baby arms and say
"no looka me, no talka me. no toucha me!"

The kid knew how to cocoon!

Hiding away from the world has its time 

 And it has its place

But when we are once again ready to face life
                                                                  We should step out big!

We should emerge!

Refreshed and full of vibrancy

 Otherwise...we were just hanging around!

and that's poetiquejustis
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
 and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bear With Me

When men are easy in their circumstances,
 they are natural enemies to innovation
Joseph Addison
I hope you are enjoying life
I really do
But I hope you are not too comfortable
Oh no!   That will never do!
Too comfy to turn the corner?
Too placid to round the bend?
Too laid back to write but two more words:
Here it comes!

"The end"
Oh no!  That will never do!
Up at at 'em!
and that's poetiquejustis

 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Faith to Build a Mountain

I am here for a purpose, and that purpose is to grow in to a mountain,
 not to shrink to a grain of sand.
Og Mandino
I will not shrink back
and disappear in to the sands of time

I will not be made small
Because I was not created to be small
and I was not created by a small Creator
but one who made the whales of the sea
and eagles to soar-

That same Creator would not have made me to be a grain of sand

I will do all that I am meant to do

and be all that I am meant to be
and that is poetiquejustis
 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Matthew 17:20