Just some thoughts...

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Two Believe

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness
George Santayana 

I believe in you

I believe in what you can do

I believe in your dreams

In your schmemes

In your plans 

and in your visions

But I cannot believe alone!

Believe along with me
and watch the happiness begin!

and that's poetiquejustis

                                       “With man this is impossible, but with God
                                                            all things are possible.
                                                                        Matthew 19:26

Monday, April 29, 2013

It was just another morning

One kind word can warm three winter months
Japanese Saying

It was a dreary  morning

Low clouds....chill air.....and an inconsequential Thursday

I pulled in to my office lot and saw the gentleman who delivers food from a local deli

He looked tired and grim 

I tapped my horn lightly and he spun around to face me

I waved a hello

His face transformed

What I saw made my day

 true gratitude that someone saw him

REALLY saw him

Because sometimes, that is all it takes to transform
someone's day- and your won!
And that's poetiquejustis
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,
 for by so doing some people
have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:2

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Season for Rain

It had done me good to be somewhat parched by heat 

and drenched by the rain of life

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The moments of greatest struggle

The hours of deepest darkness

The times when we are called upon to be greater than

To be stronger than

To be braver than

we believe we are

That is when we find out

Who we really are

and that is poetiquejustis
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:12

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Can You?

I am easy come and  easy go
and anywhere the wind may blow
That is where I belong
I keep moving on
Spencer Day

Can you commit, and yet set your mind free?

Can you see beyond the window,

 long for the newness of it all, 
And yet love where you are?

Can you always strive to improve, 

and yet love yourself as you are?
Sure you can!
and that's poetiquejustis
 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore
Psalm 121:8

Friday, April 26, 2013

Going to Seed!

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant
Robert Louis Stevenson

When I see a packet of seeds- I always am in awe

What a miracle that something so small can become something so valuable
So real!
And within us all are the seeds of greatness!
It is planting season

Time to roll up those mental sleeves

And plan what you want to see when you look out on the fields of summer

I have packet of seeds- 

Words to write

Pictures to paint

Stories to tell
Seeds! Seeds!   Seeds!
See you  in the fields!
and that's poetiquejustis

 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love,
 and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, 
until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
Hosea 10:12

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lashed to the Mast?

When the weight of the past has you lashed to the mast...
Spencer Day

How did the past get such a grip that it crushed your here and now?

Was it a faceless voice speaking in your ear
In the late watches of the night?

Did a sight, a sound, an image push you back and down and tumbling in to the past-

 a place you no longer belong?
Find your way back

For the present does not wait for anyone, 
and YOU  have much to do!
and you are free to do it
and that's poetiquejustis

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,
 let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles
Hebrews 12:1

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Now Leaving Coalwood

  "Can't just dream your way out of Coalwood, Homer."
   From the Movie October Sky
If you have ever seen October Sky
*and if you have not, you should,
you know it is about putting muscle behind the dream
and the dream ahead of the fear
And understanding that when you do those things for yourself
- When you give yourself permission to be more than they say you are -
You do those things for many

And many are  better off because you did
and that's poetiquejustis
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  
Joshua 1:9


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A bridge made of footsteps

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment
Jim Rohn 

It is a funny thing about the bridge to success

You build it as you cross it

Until suddenly, 

Your are on the other side

 and all it took was committing to
 one step at a time
and that's poetiquejustis  

"Who dares despise the day of small things"
Zechariah 4:10