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, May 31, 2014

As the hat passes by

It is up to each of us to contribute something wonderful to this world
Nora Neale Houston

Whatever you have to give

give it with all your heart

your art

your song

your encouragement

your words

when life passes the hat


and that's poetiquejustis
In the same way, let your light shine before others, 
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Friday, May 30, 2014

Dues and Don'ts

Service is the rent you pay
for room upon this earth
Shirley Chisholm
You can live without ever giving

but your life will be very small

You can live without serving others

but is that really a life at all?

You can take without ever giving

You  can be your only concern

or you can reach out a hand
and open your heart

before life's rent is due
and that's poetiquejustis
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,
 for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
 Matthew 7:12

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There Is A New Broom in Town

The thing to do is grab the broom
and drive off the beast of fear

Get busy

Get moving

Get some miles under your feet

and some sky in front of your nose

That is how you put the fear behind you

and that's poetiquejustis
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Risky Business

The human soul has need of security
and risk
Simone Weil

One foot on the ground

One hand on the door

One dream that is awakening

One life that can soar

if only.....
you would decide
that you are worth the risk
and that's poetiquejustis

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, 
who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 
James 1:15


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

comings and goings

The doors we open and close each day decide the life we live
Jean Shinoda Bolen

The thoughts you let in

The words you let out

The people you allow in

The people you watch go

Doors.....open and close
But just remember
you still hold the key

and that's poetiquejustis
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven
Matthew 16:19

Monday, May 26, 2014

Where Did I Go?

I have to learn to be myself again- that's all
Dorothy Lessing

Just like this little girl,
I walked out of the house one morning
to go to kindergarten 

certain that I understood the world

I came home 6 hours later feeling as though 

I knew nothing at all

As the years went by
that did not change
It takes a long time to remember who you were

After you have been told
who you are supposed to be

But now,
I think I remember

and that's poetiquejustis 
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

Sunday, May 25, 2014


The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim
Wander and seek

Reach and yearn

Seek the world over

but someday you will learn

That the place you will be happiest
 is the place to which you can return
Theresa of Avila said
All things must come to the soul from its roots
from where it is planted
and that's poetiquejustis
"They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. 
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17:8

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Who Did That?

It's the person who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done.
- Ewing
 There are people who are sure they can do things that need to be done

And people who are sure they cannot

The people who are sure they can do things that need to be done

Usually end up doing those things for those who are sureit cannot be done

I guess it does not really matter
as long as the things that need to get done
get done
But those who think they cannot
Are missing all the fun
And that's poetiquejustis

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works
Hebrews 10:24

Friday, May 23, 2014

Circumstantial Evidence of Life

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by
those who dared believe that something inside of
them was superior to circumstance.”

 Life can be a pile of circumstantial evidence

That really does not mean a whole lot

"Circumstance" means conditions surrounding an event

it comes from the Greek meaning 
That which is non-essential

 Now, why would we choose to be

a victim of the non-essential?

when circumstances are ours
to create
and that's poetiquejustis

Storms are gonna come my way, I know
Some things are out of our control but there's a hope beyond myself
It's You and You will never let me go
Now I want my life to show You got me thinking beyond myself
Way beyond myself
Lyrics: Way Beyond Myself
The Newsboys