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, April 30, 2015

And On That Note...

There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer
Walter Savage Landor
Singing alone
Singing a  duet
in a choir
Or out on a limb
It does not matter! 
If you have a deam
live it!
and if you have a song- sing it
Because somewhere inside of us all
there is a dream waiting to take flight
and a song
waiting to be free
and that's poetiquejustis
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. 
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:3

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Garden of Grace

Gardening is an exercise
in optimism
Maria Schinz

You have to keep an eye on any garden 

for weeds 

and visitors

How much more so

The garden of you soul

Yank bitterness out by the roots!

Weed out the unkind thoughts

Leave the rest to grow

in the sunshine of your smile
and that's poetiquejustis
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden 
in the cool of the day
Genesis 3:8

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Wonder-us Strategy

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder
E B White

My, how we can take it all for granted!

We see the flower


But miss the wonder that may lie within

We may embrace the sun rise

But do we seize the wonder of the day?

We feel the rain and know its melody

But do we let it cleanse our soul 
with the wonder of its promise?
and when we make our plans

Do we box ourselves in

or hope to widen our vision?

 Come to your senses!
 and leave a little room
for wonder

And that’s poetiquejustis
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
 Romans 12:2

Monday, April 27, 2015

Making a Splash

Some people walk in the rain

Others just get wet

Roger Miller
Do you know what we do when people try to rain on our parade?
Throw cold water on our dreams?
Make a splash!
Let it rain!
soak it up!
 soak it in!
wring every last drop out of life
and then dance
between the raindrops
and that's poetiquejustis
In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, 
and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
Matthew 5:45

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Always seek out the seed of triumph
in every adversity
Og Mandino

The world may be dark 

but you have kept a flame in your heart
that the world can never overcome

The earth may groan
But even so

a song fills your soul

False words may fall around you

but you have held on to the truth
no matter what the cost

You, my friend, 
are like the manuscripts of old
that pass wisdom
from age to age

You are real
You are true
You are my hero
and that's poetiquejustis

For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? 
Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
I Corinthians 6:14

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Footnote to (your) History

Live out your imagination
not your history
Arthur Bryan

History is great

Some of my favorite people can be found there

It's a nice place to visit

But it is not a place to live

Living takes place in your today

 You are not who you were
and the world is not what it was

And that's poetiquejustis

Don’t ask, 
“Why were things better in the old days than they are now?”
 It isn’t wisdom that leads you to ask this!
Ecclesiastes 7:10