Just some thoughts...

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

Friday, May 31, 2013

Once more with feeling

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke
W J Camero

That one last spin of the dial for the salesperson

That one more crack at the books for a student

That extra hour of practice

That last read through to edit

That extra moment of prayer

Those efforts can make all the difference

And that is poetiquejustis
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
Psalm 27:14

Thursday, May 30, 2013

How you going to get there?

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar
Helen Keller

To creep

To soar

To run

To walk

We all get there one way or the other

The important part is getting there on your own terms.
and that's poetiquejustis

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
Hebrews 12:1

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Game Over?

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box
Italian Proverb

Is it worth it?

The extra overtime away from home and family

Taking on battles you do not need to win for a cause that is not even your own?

To impress people who do not really care

When all is said and done-

Will you think it was worth it?
That is the question-
and that's poetiquejustis

What does it profit a man if he gains the world and yet loses his soul?
Mark 8:36

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Are you convincing?

We convince by our presence
Walt Whitman 

Showing up

Sometimes that is all it takes

Showing up

for the birthday parties

the sad moments

the happy moments

Just showing up to share the moments of life with people

That is convincing
and that's poetiquejustis

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Luke 6:31

Monday, May 27, 2013

Where do I begin?

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere,
C S Lewis 
Thoughts begin somewhere and move on

Love begins somewhere and grows

Dreams begin somewhere and become real

Now you must begin somewhere and be who you are

and that's poetiquejustis
 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.
Nehemiah 2:18

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Habits of the heart

If you can find it in your heart to care for somebody else, 
you will have succeeded. 
Maya Angelou

Caring for others

That is more than doing for others

It is more than buying for others

It is more than  smiling at others

Caring is...

Carrying someone along life's road for a bit

Lending an ear that really hears

Holding a hand that that does not know how to reach out

Caring....caritas...of the heart

and that's poetiquejustis
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:4

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Spectator's Guide to Decorating

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
Henry Rousseau

What you see is what you get

You choose your view

You choose your take on things

You choose what will hang on the wall of your mind

Today, paint what you see 

and make it all worth keeping
and that's poetiquejustis

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Matthew 6:22-23

Friday, May 24, 2013

Drawing outside the lines

One must always draw, draw with the eyes,
when one cannot draw with a pencil.

Draw your own conclusions

Draw in a deep breath

Draw near to those you love

Draw from experience

Picasso said to draw, you must close your eyes and sing

Are your eyes closed?

That is good
and that's poetiquejustis
 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. 
James 4:8