Just some thoughts...

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brick by Brick

Every person must choose their world
A W Tozer
Day by day
Dawn by dawn
Brick by brick
Thought by thought
Sigh by sigh
You build your world
And rise each day
To start again
Sometimes to find that you must start all over

and other days to see
just how far you have come

That's life
And that's poetiquejustis
So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.
Nehemiah 4:6

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

There are no words...

Whenever you come near the human race,
there are layers and layers
of nonsense
Thornton Wilder
Alien dad explaining humans to his son:
"They strap them in and make them go round and round-
What could they have done to deserve such a fate?"
"They sit here for hours every day- and it seems each must
sit alone in his own vehicle rather than sharing".
 "They seem to talk a lot about healthy eating but...there are no words
to explain their diet"
"and they call us alien"
and that's poetiquejustis
Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
1 Corinthians 6:19

Monday, November 28, 2016

On Second Thought....

Gratitude makes sense of our past
brings peace for today
and creates vision for tomorrow
Melody Beattie 
There are times when patience 
is not my strong suit
Red lights

Books that do not know when to end

these things bother me
But they also can teach me a lesson
This morning
 I was frustrated at how long
it was taking the water dispenser on my refrigerator
to fill my glass
Then I thought about these ladies
and these ladies
and these ladies
and I thought better of it
and that's poetiquejustis
Give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:18

Sunday, November 27, 2016

As You See It

Saul Bellow's said
What is art but a way of seeing
and who are others but how you see them?
 To see the good*
To hear the melody **
To taste the sweetness ***
To feel the power****
of love
Life becomes art
when people care
about other people
especially those who other people
would rather not see.
Can you see that?
and that's poetiquejustis
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.’
“Then they  are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
 Mathew 25

*     Father Greg Boyle:  Homeboy Industries- jobs not jail
**   Lincoln County Inmates Choir
*** Homeboy Bakery: Jobs not jail
**** The Bard Prison Initiative  Woodbourne Correctional Institute College Commencement.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fall Where It May

No snowflake falls
in the wrong place
Zen Saying
You are
where you are
because that is where you need to be
to do what it is
you are supposed to be doing
you just need to find out what that is
every snowflake knows that
and now so do you
and that's poetiquejustis
She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
 For all her household are clothed with scarlet
Proverbs 31:21

Friday, November 25, 2016

Lighting the Way

Love must be a light 
as much as it is a flame
Love should see us through the dark times
It must be a light
Love should fuel our dreams
It must be a flame
In the words of Edna St Vincent Millay: 
My candle burns at both end
It will not last the night;
but ah, my foes
and ah my friends
It gives a lovely light
and that's poetiquejustis
let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Thursday, November 24, 2016

There are reasons to be Thanksful

I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I want to.
Norman Rockwell
 For the words of kindness we say
and our right to say them
I am thankful
For the words we pray 
and our right to pray them
I am thankful
For the wrongs we have righted
The hope we have ignited
And the hope we still have in our hearts to give
And for those who remember who we are

I am thankful
and that's poetiquejustis

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How's Your Aim?

We aim above the mark
to hit the mark
R W Emerson

We try to love a little more than we did yesterday
                                      we send out more smiles, and kind words and deeds
                                                              than we feel like sending

We may not always hit the mark
But at least we care enough to aim
and that's poetiquejustis
Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
                                         2 Corinthians 3:11

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Looking for "The Good Guys"

You're a good man, Charlie Brown 
Charles Schultz

So, what exactly does it take to be a good person?
Well, here is my short list...

You are a good person if....
You fill up the empty water dish for the dog....
Give the guy on the street a few bucks to eat
and he is a good guy
when he shares it
You are a good guy
if you smile when you see a daisy
 (did you smile?)
You are a good guy if
You eat the meat loaf even if it is not "just like mom's"
 That's the good person short list
feel free to add your own
and that's poetiquejustis
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart
Luke 6:45