Just some thoughts...

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

Friday, July 31, 2015

Purpose, Direction, and The Places Yet To Be

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
John F Kennedy 

I have two unfinished manuscripts sitting on my desk

They are being very patient, and only occasionally let their emotions show

But I swear I hear them sighing now and then
"Hey, Lady.....Here is a pen....could we please get on with this?"
Those books and I know where we want to go.....
And there are things in them that we have put the effort and courage in to saying
(as much as any writer has the courage to put their thoughts on paper for all to see)
But direction and purpose do not come from the pen

or the brain

Direction and purpose comes from the heart

and connects all else

Today, my books and I  will find that road between my heart and  head

and see where the path may lead

Are there projects waiting for you?
Go...build that path
And you will find the purpose and direction along the way
and that's poetiquejustis

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Psalm 32:8

Thursday, July 30, 2015

By The Side of The Road

Let me live in my house by the side of the road
and be a friend to man
Sam Walter Foss
Thoreau kept two chairs in his home at Walden Pond
One for himself and one for a guest
It is not the lack of furnishings that catches the mind
It is his thought to make room in his day for another 
To leave the door ajar to the footsteps of passersbys
"live by the side of the road" in your mind
and make a little room for others 

That is worth more to most people than you will ever know
And that is poetiquejustis
                                 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
                                                                     Proverbs 27:9

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Curve that Counts

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight
Phyllis Diller
Andy Rooney said: 
when you smile when nobody else is around
you mean it
Right as always, Andy....
If you smile when others are around
you share it
and that's a good thing, too
you will see so many people without a smile in their eyes
Dennis Waitley said;
a smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside
Today- throw them a curve!

Give them smile they cannot seem to manage on their own
I bet you get it back!
and that's poetiquejustis
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. 
Proverbs 15:13

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Brief Case Study of You

I have to learn to be myself again....that's all
Doris Lessing
What are you waiting for?
Pack it up!
Pack it in!
Peel off those labels that people have stuck on your life
 Unlock the real you
Get a handle on who you are

then take it on your road!
and that's poetiquejustis

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

Monday, July 27, 2015

Make it Rhyme

Talk is a refuge
Zora Neale Hurston
You can hide behind your words
Or you can use them to reveal your story
You can bury life in rhetotic
Or dialogue with the stars
In the words of the great Al Jarreau:
  I will take my time this time I'm gonna make a rhyme this time 
I will make a rhyme this time 
 I'm gonna take my time this time
Today- find your rhythm in your words
 then make your life rhyme
and that's poetiquejustis
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom would we go? 
You have the words that give Eternal Life."
John 6:68

Sunday, July 26, 2015

only you

The work of art which I do not make, none other will ever make
Simone Weil
Get busy!
There is something to be done and only
There is a smile that only you can put upon someone's face
There is a vision that only you can share with the world
There is a joy that only you can give
There are words of comfort that only you can say
You are here and now for a reason!
Your life is that work of art only you can create.
And that is poetiquejustis
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, 
but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are in the house. 
Matthew 5:14-15

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Choose it or Lose It

You are the way you are because that is the way you want to be
Fred Smith
Do you want to be happier?
Do you want to be at peace?
Do you want to make a difference in this world?
Choose to make a difference.
Then do something small or big today to  make the world a little better
If you want things to be better inside and out
Choose that life
  Choose that change
 and choose to live it
and that's poetiquejustis
 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; 
the old things passed away; 
behold, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Light That Wants In

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens
Charles Morgan
Every day -  an adventure in learning
Every moment - a chance to let go of what you thought you knew
And making friends with what you are about to know
Adding color and light to your world with wonders that were always there
Just hidden in the shadow of  things you have piled up from the past
Let in some light
Learn something new today
That is what makes life wonderful
And that's poetiquejustis
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge
Proverbs 18:15