Just some thoughts...

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What did you bring me?

What we learn from the experience depends on the philosophy
 we bring to the experience
C S Lewis
What do your "ah ha!" moments look like?

  "Ah HA!"
Ah  :-) ha!
 ah -haaaaa....
I get it!
Ah ha....It is all in how you choose to see the moment!
and that's poetiquejustis
  "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"
Psalm 37:4

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's a Hassle-But It is Life!

   Take time for all things
   Great haste makes great waste
   Benjamin Franklin
Instant relationships
Microwaved meals
 Insta- photos
Makes you wonder what we are doing with 
all that left over time....
oh....I see
Well then...
Maybe we could use the time 

to get to know someone

or learn how to cook a meal....

or even paint a picture
that all takes time
But you will learn so much more along the way!
and that's poetiquejustis
Desire without knowledge is not good- 
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
Proverbs 19:2

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Right to Remain Above it All

I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability.
Ron White
The next time someone says something mean to you
You have the right to remain silent
When someone is rude to you
Yo have the right to remain silent
You have the right to be kind to them in return
You have the right to be patient and gentle
You have the right to be different!
Know your rights!
and that's poetiquejustis
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Just a Moment

“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

Friday, June 26, 2015


If you would lift me up, you must be on higher ground
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, I will smile because it will brighten your day

Today, I will laugh because it will be music to your ears

Today, I will listen a little more because my silence will give you room to grow

Today, I will be on higher ground than I was yesterday,

 and I will lift you up!
And tomorrow, I when I must reach up to find the higher ground
I know that you will be there
and that's poetiquejustis
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
Isaiah 40:31
, 7

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Imperfect Perfection

I like imperfections
Queen Latifah

A perfect road the holds no turns
 holds no surprises
 and what is life without a few surprises

A perfect face that has no lines
 perhaps has hosted too few smiles
and what is life without a thousand smiles?

Not everything that is beautiful would the world call"perfect"

Cookies from the store are perfect...all the same...all uniform...

and homemade cookies may not be

But they sure make the house smell perfectly homey while they are baking

 We have learned to love some things that are not quite perfect
 let's add to the list-
so that today does not look just like yesterday.....
I wish you a perfectly imperfect day
full of the little oddities that make each day
and you
Perfectly you-nique!
and that's poetiquejustis

He will rejoice over you with singing
Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


How little can be done under the spirit of fear

Florence Nightingale
If we are fearful
we cannot create
we cannot love
we cannot dream
we cannot really live
But when  we face our fears-
When we walk upon the clouds rather than under them

Ah...that is life 
 under new management
and that's poetiquejustis
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. 
The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18