Just some thoughts...

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

Monday, June 30, 2014

Tying your shoes on Tuesday Morning

The race is on.
Michael W. Smith

Getting to the starting line is good

Spending the day polishing the starting block is not

Having the right mental gear for the week is good

Still tying your mental shoes to get going on Tuesday is not

If you are going to show up to run

Be ready to run
and run to win

and that's poetiquejustis
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever
1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Sunday, June 29, 2014


No matter what you are selling, 
there is no greater single guarantee of
success than getting booked on Oprah
Time Magazine 2007

What are you selling today?






If that is what you are selling

I am buying

if not.....
no sale
And that's poetiquejustis
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;  and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;  and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
2 Peter1:5-7

Saturday, June 28, 2014

On Hold

There cannot be a crisis today
my schedule is already full
Henry Kissinger

 Places to be

People to see

Shopping to do

Work to get through

Books to be read

mouths to be fed

Laundry to wash

Oh my goodness- my gosh

 Be brave- 
be and be
 and today
put the world on

at least for a little while
and that's poetiquejustis
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, He said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
Mark 6:31 


Friday, June 27, 2014

Not Until Then...

Until you believe in yourself
you ain't gonna have a life
Rocky Balboa

You can believe in fate

You can believe in luck

You can even believe in make believe

But you have no idea what believing really is

Until you believe

in you

And that's poetiquejustis
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It Is Nothing...really

I thrive on nothingness
Andrew Wyeth
So much

so much

so much that fills the air

and the ear

and the eyes

so much

too much

I need a bit of nothing, please

 just for today
I need nothingness

and that's poetiquejustis
It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:26
all images by Andrew Wyeth

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It Is That Simple

We may as well try to make ourselves extraordinary
Sir Francis Bacon







Sometimes, life just needs you to add
a little color here and there
to make it all

and that's poetiquejustis
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

You Got It!

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch
you must first create the universe
Carl Sagan
You are about to make

Something new

Something vital

Something that will take your breath away!

A place you never thought you would go!

A moment you never thought you would see!

Things you never thought you would do!

Something new!

And here it is-

It is

it is a gift
and it is all yours
What are you waiting for?
you have all you need
to make today
and that's poetiquejustis
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7