Just some thoughts...

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






Sunday, November 30, 2014

Never too soon, never too late

It is never too late
in fiction or in life
to revise

Nancy Thayer

Do not like the "prose"
(or the cons!)
Edit your life


Don't like the way you are headed?
Revise your plan


Do not like the way things are turning out?
then start  right where you are
and 
 because
It is never too late
for lots of
 and that's poetiquejustis
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 34:14

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Beautiful!

You agree, I know you agree!
that beauty is the only thing
worth living for

Agatha Christie


To leave each day a little brighter than you found it


To leave each soul you meet a little more peaceful

for knowing you


To bring beauty in words






To bring beauty to life



That is worth living for
And that's poetiquejustis
Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made,
 and behold, it was very good.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Lessons from a snowflake

No snowflake falls
in the wrong place
Zen Saying

You are


where you are


because that is where you need to be
to do what it is


you are supposed to be doing

you just need to find out what that is
every snowflake knows that


and now so do you

and that's poetiquejustis
She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
 For all her household are clothed with scarlet
Proverbs 31:21
She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Snow#sthash.l9GCsub4.dpuf

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In Light of What We Love

Love must be a light 
as much as it is a flame
Thoreau



Love should see us through the dark times


It must be a light


Love should fuel our dreams


It must be a flame

In the words of Edna St Vincent Millay: 
My candle burns at both end
It will not last the night;
but ah, my foes
and ah my friends
It gives a lovely light

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




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

That Ship Has Sailed

Bad memories can attach themselves
like barnacles to the hull of our life
Richard Paul Evans
The Mistletoe Promise


They come when you least expect them



As you are falling asleep



As you stare thoughtfully in to a cup of cappucino



The memories

like clips from a film noir

Where do they come from

Why now, when everything else is calm



Perhaps that is why they come
- because the sea of your soul 
is calm enough for you to hear them

and they must be heard


But you....you can sail on now

and leave them in your wake
and that's poetiquejustis
"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; 
And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind."
Isaiah 65:17

"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. - See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Memories#sthash.B6E8Dxjt.dpuf

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It Is a First World Problem After All


Gratitude makes sense of our past
brings peace for today
and creates vision for tomorrow
Melody Beattie 

There are times when patience 
is not my strong suit


Red lights

Books that do not know when to end

these things bother me
But they also can teach me a lesson
This morning
 I was frustrated at how long
it was taking the water dispenser on my refrigerator
to fill my glass


Then I thought about these ladies

and these ladies
and these ladies
and I thought better of it
and that's poetiquejustis
Give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:18


Monday, November 24, 2014

Bending "The Rule"

The Golden Rule is two-edged sword.
If some of us treated others as we treat ourselves
we would be jailed.
Richard Paul Evans
The Mistletoe Promise


Kindness begins at home


in your heart


You cannot know how to talk to others


If you do not know how to speak
to yourself


You do not know how to appreciate others


If you do now know how to appreciate yourself


You cannot get a meal from an empty cupboard

and you cannot get compassion


from an empty heart
 Fill up your heart with self- kindness

so you have enough to share.


Until you are good to you
you will have no odea
how to be good
to others
Practice!
and that's poetiquejustis

 Love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:39





 






Sunday, November 23, 2014

Let the earth abound

An open home
an open heart
Here grows a bountiful harvest
Judy Hand


To plant the seeds of acceptance



To share the earth and  grow together



To produce the fruits of freedom

 that is worth being thankful for
and that's poetiquejustis

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
Romans 12:5






Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bulldozing Your Way Through Life


The need for change bulldozed a road
down the center of my mind
Maya Angelou

You just know something has to give

Something has to change with that pile of rubble in your life


The piles of promises, wishes and getting-ready-to -dos
have to go!
 so what are you waiting for?
 You have what it takes
and that's all it takes!
 So get  moving
and that's poetiquejustis

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6