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, May 31, 2015

Task No More

One never notices what has been done; 
one can only see what remains to be done
Marie Curie
On my list of things to do?
Get rid of my list of things to do!
I am replacing it with :
My "I Have Done It" list
Not just things crossed off a list
Not even a tshirt!
I mean a real list of all that I accomplish in a day
And You!
 Take a look at all you do!
Make a list!
and put at the bottom
and that's poetiquejustis
  'Well done, good and faithful servant!"
Matthew 25:21

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Higher and Higher

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations
Louisa May Alcott
I see them
far away in the sunshine...
yet I seem to be bound  to a desk...and work...and the petty worries
that masquerade as life
But my mind!
My soul!
My highest aspirations
Will never be bound by the gray of the day to day
and I will join them- 
my highest aspirations
far away in the sunshine
and that's poetiquejustis
Romans 8:39

Friday, May 29, 2015

Keeping Pace

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb
Move with intention
so that you may meditate on the moment
Move with ease so that life may impart its grace
Move and keep on moving
but do not feel the need to run

Give life the respect of a steady pace
and it will pay you back with the journey of a lifetime
and that's poetiquejustis
In quietness and confidence is your strength.
Isaiah 30:15

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Castles of My Mind

You make kingdoms and castles of your own
Stephan Jenkins
The ride to the beach was I was a kid in North Carolina
always seemed to take forever,
although it could not have been more than 30 minutes

I would clutch the pail and shovel, reveling in the smell of Coppertone my mom had already doused me in 

I was ready

I was prepared

I was going to build a sandcastle that would make the beach-goers murmur in awe

We would finally arrive and lug the chairs, baskets, blankets, cooler and the other beach necessities
down to the water's edge

Mom would finally nod and say "Go...have fun!"

And I would grab my pail and shovel and head for a vacant piece of sand- my real estate

The future home of my castle!

There was something I always forgot though.

I did not know how to build a sandcastle- at least not one that would make people ooo and ahh
nope..not a chance

I could do the dump the bucket variety ...big deal...

But there was one castle that usually turned out pretty well-
the dribble castle- and that was my fallback
That splendid granular edifice  made of the dribs and drabs that oozed through your fingers

And I think it still is my fall back position!

I still do not seem to be able to build big castles in life that make people oo and ah

But we can all produce a darn good dribble castle with what we've  got
so.."go- have fun!"
and that's poetiquejustis
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. 
Romans 12:6

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wondering at The Wonder of It All

A single event can awaken within us
 a stranger totally unknown to us. 
To live is to be slowly born.
 Antoine de Saint Exupery

Have you ever wondered where the wonder has gone?
I have.   Often.
I wonder if it is because we box ourselves in to the known
And we give ourselves no new wonders to wonder about
The wonders are still out there
We just have to go and find them!
Out of the box!

Out of the chair!

Go!  And we are off to find the wonderful unknown!

We don't have to look very far!

Just by going the wondrous few inches of the universe just beyond our horizon
Can make all the difference

and that's poetiquejustis

He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.  Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
Luke 9:3-4

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On The Horizon

The future has a way of arriving unannounced
George Will

Almost there

I can see it 

Just within reach

It has caught my eye

It has captured my imagination

It has asked to enter my life

It has now floated in to my past

It was my future

It is now my life
and I continue to seek
and that's poetiquejustis

The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58:11

Monday, May 25, 2015

You Know....

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know
Louisa May Alcott 

 Plant a seed

and you will find out what is held within

Open a book

and you will find what is waiting

Cast your bread upon the water

Your nets on to the sea

Your prayers unto the heavens

and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
and that's poetiquejustis 

Be humbled by God's power so that when the right time comes He will honor you.
1 Peter 5:6