Just some thoughts...

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

Thursday, December 31, 2015

To Light The Year Ablaze

How far that little candle throws his beams!
 So shines a good deed in a weary world.
William Shakespeare

The smallest act of kindness

The flicker of  a smile

The  touch that warms the heart

The words that light the way

Today, may you give and receive that light
in abundance

and that's poetiquejustis

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
   My God turns my darkness into light.
Psalm 18:28

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What is on the Menu?

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” 
 ~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling 

Life always has a menu in front of your nose 
Asking you to choose those things that will say who you are
It is like a restaurant, really

Are you always going for life's emotional greasy cheeseburger

 and paying the consequences

Or grabbing that fresh green salads of peace and calm that life offers to your soul?

 and getting the reward

 We make those choices every day

What to take in 

What to leave out

What emotional "meals" you will allow to shape your soul

Life just hands you the menu

You get to choose the "meals"
                                                                          Kofi Annan said:
"To live is to choose. 
But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for,
 where you want to go 
and why you want to get there.” 
and that's poetiquejustis

Choose this day whom you will serve
Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Break the inTIMIDate

Necessity makes even the timid brave. 

Does something have you cornered?

Something in your face?

Someone got you worried?

 So you cannot run your race?
Something you are hiding

Is there someone that you fear

Is there an inTIMIDate on your calendar?

Then let me make this clear!

Tell that bully you don't have time

then watch it shrink away

Break that inTIMIDate

and let the sun come out
and that's poetiquejustis
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tale Of a Junk Junkie

“This isn’t a thrift store… We’re not selling them something less expensive, we’re selling them something more special. We have to tell them the story of what we’re showing them. And then we have to show them how they can be the new heroine in the story.”
Eric McKean, The Secret Life of Dresses

I love thrift stores

Maybe it is because I am a writer-and an old fashioned kind of girl
 but every souvenir plate...
every chipped cup....
every bedraggled doll
tells me a story. 
 and I always want to be the next heroine in that story
and that's poetiquejustis
Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past.
 Ask your father and he will tell you,ask your  your elders, 
and they will explain to you.
Deuteronomy 32:7

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Beyond the Ordinary

In the right light, in the right time, everything is extraordinary
Aaron Rose
Come out from behind  your own shadow
And you will be in the right light
Understand that now is all you have
And you will be in the right time
Determine not to be ordinary

And you are already extraordinary!

                                                              K A Laity said:
“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, 
even if it's tiny. 
A pebble starts the avalanche.” 
and that's poetiquejustis
 For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. 
Walk as children of light 
Ephesians 5:8

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Thoughtful Economy

Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there will be sun.

Having an interest in those around you

Investing in others

Banking on our communities

Sharing the dividends of love with others
Now that is an economy we should all be able to agree on!
and that's poetiquejustis

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

Friday, December 25, 2015

Enough To Share

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

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Possibilities

Nothing on earth is more gladdening than knowing we must roll up our sleeves
and move back the boundaries of human possibilities once more
Annie Dillard
Today is Christmas Eve- for many the eve of Hope among us
But for some- hope seems as distant as the stars
So...every Christmas Eve, our son and a few dozen of his closest friends
Go to a section of the city where the lost and the homeless live
And they turn it in to a Winter Wonderland
They bring food, and gifts, and music and hope
They roll up their sleeves and turn the darkest of corners
In to the brightest of scenes
The food is eaten
Dreams are shared
and the day comes to an end
but what perhaps stays behind
is a bit of hope
that will grow and grow and grow
breaking the boundaries of human possibilities
once more
for us all
and that's poetiquejustis
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, 
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  
Romans 15:13