Just some thoughts...

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Food and Fire

A house is no home
unless it contains food and fire
for the mind
as well as the body
Margaret Fuller

and the soul!

do not forget the soul!

A home must be a place
where the soul can find peace

And the body can find rest

Because that is the only home

That can stand the test 

of time
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And let the peace of Christ
rule in your hearts
Colossians 3:15

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Clouded Observation

To acquire knowledge, 
one must study
but to acquire wisdom
one must observe
Marilyn Vos Savant

Get your nose out of the books


Get your eyes off of the phone

and see what's around you

get your heads out of the clouds....

no.- wait! don't t do that

clouds are a wonderful thing to observe
Especially with a friend
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Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Psalm 36:5

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Rest of Your Life

You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough
to suit me
C S Lewis
It is that wonderful time of the year

The sigh between Christmas
and the New Year

The moment when all is done

And nothing is quite ready to begin

A time when slippers are the footwear of choice
and the fireside is the 'destination'

So, have some tea

Open a book

(put away your phone)

The busy will be back
soon enough

and that's poetiquejustis
The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, 
and I will give you rest."
Exodus 33:14

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Just A Beginner

It is best to be up before daybreak
for such habits contribute to
health, wealth, and wisdom

I am not much of a night owl

But I am up before the birds

There is something about finding the world

before the world has a chance to find me

To hear the soft breath of dawn
and the promise of the rising sun

it is a time to gather thoughts

Before the winds of life blow them away 

Meister Eckhart said
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” 

So let's begin
and that's poetiquejustis
The night is almost gone, and the day is near Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Morning#sthash.9P8AJhDZ.dpuf
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Mark 1:35

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Wide Awake and Dreaming

Match your energy to your hopes
James Michener

It is coming up on the New Year

We all have hopes for 2015

We want all the things our hopes will bring

But are we willing to find the time 

and energy 

it will take to make them real?

Of course we do!
Because we know

and we are very much awake
and ready to go
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I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 
Philippians 4:13

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Echoes

Kind words can be short
and be easy to speak
but the echoes are truly endless
Mother Teresa
When you say something kind

When you do something nice

When you put someone else first

You are giving another person

Something to give away

To someone who did not have it either
so they can give it away

and so on 

and so on

and it all started with you!

and that's poetiquejustis
Love each other with genuine affection, 
and take delight in honoring each other.
Romans 12:10

Thursday, December 25, 2014

It's A Gift!

Every man must bide his time
in constant, cheerful, steady endeavors.
H. W. Longfellow

Wrapping up your dreams for the days to come

Putting a bow on all that is ahead

Making that list of all that matters

and then promising yourself
that the gift that is you
is something you will share
with the world.
And that's poetiquejustis
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

You're Through!

The Best Way Out is always through
Robert Frost

Through the good times

Through the bad times

Through the big times

Through the lean times

Through the joy

Through the sorrow

Look at you!

You made it through

and that's poetiquejustis

Therefore, since we are surrounded by 
such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, 
let us strip off every weight that slows us down,
 especially the sin that so easily trips us up. 
And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
 Hebrews 12:1