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, November 30, 2013

Wasn't it just yesterday

“Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, 

everything is different...”  C S Lewis

I was going through some Christmas cards today and I came across one from an old friend

sent a few years ago


she enclosed a note asking about my grandson


And telling me about her granddaughter

 She closed with: "Grandparents???  When did High School end?"




You roll from day to day


And all seems the same


Until you realize 


it is not

and neither are you

Will you smile about that?

I hope so-

Because that is life

And that's poetiquejustis

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Ecclesiastes 3:1 




Friday, November 29, 2013

What's Left?

It is not the leftovers that are wasteful-
it is the people who do not know what to do with them
or cannot be bothered.
Julian Baggini

What have you got left over at the end of your day?

A cup more energy?

A crumb or two more of a smile?

A tablespoon of  curiosity?

Whip up a bit more life!
Throw  what you have left on the fire!
 Then invite someone to dine with you on the very joy of living!

After you do all the things in a day you have to do-
sometimes the "leftovers" you share
 are the best part of the day!
and that's poetiquejustis

Do not forget to do good and to help one another, because these are the sacrifices that please God.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

What do you make of it?

Life is what you make it. Always was- always will be
Grandma Moses
Make the best of it

Make the most of it

Make it up as you go along

But make it the best day

The best moment

The best life

That you can

and that's poetiquejustis
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Choose to Enthuse

You WILL do foolish things
But do them with enthusiasm!

Give living all you've got

And you will get back more than you give

Give living your best shot

And you will have more than enough life to live

Fill your dreams with hope and keep your promise

And you will reach the heights you choose

Fill your moments with love and caring
And no matter whatever else may happen

 At living - really living- you will never lose
and that's poetiquejustis
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Something Marvelous

Life never becomes a habit to me
It's always a marvel
Katherine Mansfield

There is a fast food place nearby my office called "The Habit"

I hear it's good

I mean- how do you argue with a fast food place that has Ahi Caesar salad?

So they kicked it up a notch....

I still refuse to go

The name annoys me

Habit = rut= sameness

I am looking for
The Surprising!

Ok...perhaps I am asking too much of a restaurant

But if I am going to have a habit

it is going to have to be called

"Something Marvelous"
and that's poetiquejustis
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, 
who does not change like shifting shadows.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Who Came Running?

All we are looking for is another open door
Kate Bush

The Yong Bloodhawke song "We Come Running"
has been playing  a continual loop in my head today

It talks about "heading for the open door"

And " looking out across the great divide"

It also asks me what I am waiting for.

Good question
What am I waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Shouldn't they hear the sound
as we come running?

There is much to do

And this is our time in history

to get it done

and that's poetiquejustis

 ....being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might 
so that you may have great endurance and patience

Sunday, November 24, 2013

That Golden Moment

To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach 
is the great art of life.  
 Samuel Johnson

 What's the hurry?

Do not pass it by!
Hear the music

Own the sunset
                                                        You can  make each moment shine

                                                           or you can simply let it fade away
Those are your choices

And that's poetiquejustis
Your Word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path


Saturday, November 23, 2013

When Enough is So Much

Acknowledging the good you already have in your life
is the foundation for all abundance
Eckhart Tolle

This morning, as I fed my pets

I hurt for people around the world who cannot feed their kids

As I let the water run in the bathtub

I sighed for those who search daily for fresh water to drink

As I walk my neighborhood in safety

I pray for those whose streets are gone

So much....so much
I could not ask for more
and that's poetiquejustis
They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house;
And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.