Just some thoughts...

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

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dance to The Music!

 Cherish the music that starts in your heart
James Allen
As a Man Thinketh

There are songs in your soul

Words and lyrics written by life
Your life

It is a ballad

A Love Song

And music that rocks the world

Find those songs
and sing them

Nah!  Don't be shy!!!
Sing it out!
That's better!
Because once you find that music
 the whole world 
becomes a dance
and that's poetiquejustis
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. 
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
Ephesians 5:19

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Very, Very Best

I figured that if I said it enough,
I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
Muhammad Ali

What do you see when you look at yourself?

Do you know that person?
Do you realize you are looking at a champ?

                    So what if you are a little different than the rest

You are in a league of your own
 The very best  at being you!
You know it, and I know it!
and that's poetiquejustis
 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. Galatians 6:4

Friday, January 29, 2016

It Is Required

 I have been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle
that does not not require my presence
Gary Trudeau

When I was a little girl my family moved to Europe

I had to leave my home

 and my swing

and my dog
 And life required that I learn about loss
So I learned about loss

When I was a young woman

I had children

Who needed me for everything
and life  required of me that I learn to love unconditionally
So I learned about love

                                                           Now that I am older
                                                          Life is requiring of me
                                                          that I learn ...simply learn...

So...I will learn
And that is poetiquejustis

Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God
Micah 6:8

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Well, what do you know......

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. 
Carl Sagan

I met a woman in a community meeting the other night 
who left a job after 30 years

Everything that she ever knew

Everything that made her possible

Behind her

Before her?
Heck if she knows-and that is just fine with her!
Harold Pinter said, "Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?"
Been knowing the known for too long?
Go ahead

and that's poetiquejustis
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  
Psalm 23:6

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Making Sense of Football

People who work together will win, 
whether it be against complex football defenses, 
or the problems of modern society
Vince Lombardy

It is Superbowl season and everyone is talking football
(unless you are a Giants fan, and then you are just waiting for next season...)

but even in the off season, 
we seem to be caught up in the in the lexicon
I mean...think about it...

Our lives seem to have their share of armchair quarterbacks telling us how it all should be done

and there is always someone not playing by the rules and (hopefully) getting called on it
 On the bright side...
There are those who tackle the job

And make their point

I am on the sidelines cheering on

 the ones who want to play fair
and that's poetiquejustis
 For physical training is of some value, 
but godliness has value for all things,
 holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
I Timothy 4:8

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Next Stop: Where You Are

While armchair travelers dream of going places,
traveling armchairs dream of staying put.
Anne Tyler

Where is it that we want to go?

Where is it that we feel the need to be other than where we are?
What is it over the hill or over the sea or over the wall that calls us?

Did you ever wonder if someone was wanting to be where you are right now?

That is quite possible
and that's poetiquejustis

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
 and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6

Monday, January 25, 2016

To Be What We Pretend to Be

The greatest way to live with honor in this world 
is to be what we pretend to be
Repeat after me
On my honor I will try
To live my own life
To be my own person
To dream my own dreams
and allow others to dream their own as well
I will face my fears
Free my laughter
and reach for my star
I will do this all because it is the honorable way to live
and that's poetiquejustis
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, 
desiring to act honorably in all things. 
Hebrews 23:18