Just some thoughts...

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

Monday, February 29, 2016


 Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
Isaac Watts

 It used to be easy to trust

But then you were hurt
and then you were hurt again

and then you did not trust any more

But are you keeping others out or locking yourself in?


Start by trusting yourself
Golda Meir said:
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."
That is a trustworthy idea
and that's poetiquejustis

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 20:7

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Ready for a Change?

The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, 
born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change 
 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
 Perhaps we will not calibrate our spirits to set a country free as she did
But we can all set something free
We can let our anger go
We can release our pain
We can break the chains of our own forging
those things that so cleverly hold us back 
by telling us they are keeping us safe
Tolstoi said:
“Everyone thinks of changing the world,
 but no one thinks of changing himself.”
and that's poetiquejustis
How can you say to your brother, 
'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,'
 when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye?
Luke 6:42

Saturday, February 27, 2016

View from the top?

One way to get high blood pressure
 is to go mountain climbing over molehills. 
                                                                    Earl Wilson

                     There are people who can turn a bowl of cold cereal
                                                   in to a three act play
everything is a crisis
a struggle
 They are always heading in to the wind

In 55 AD, the Roman historian Tacitus said:
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, 
and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.

 Knowing the difference makes all the difference

and that's poetiquejustis 
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
 2 Timothy 1:7

Let it go

"It is amazing what you can accomplish 
if you do not care who gets the credit."
Harry S Truman
I used to care about that...who got the credit- I mean
As a matter of fact,
 I have thought about that quite recently
 having encountered someone who takes credit for other people's ideas
without blinking an eye
But ...no more tug of war for me
I am keeping my hands free for other things
Ideas, you see,  come and go
They are just passing through- just like me
Just like you
 I could try to hold on to the credit
and get myself all tied up in knots
Or I can spend my life in freedom
Gee....let me think...
what'll it be?
and that's poetiquejustis
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit,
 but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Colors are Yours for the asking

Every good painter paints what he is.
Jackson Pollock
Paint yourself in to your world

Whatever world that is
Paint what you want to see
use fingerpaints and slap it on
or do it all by the numbers

But by the end of the day, make sure that what there is 

Is who you are
and that's poetiquejustis 

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he
Proberbs 23:7

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Give A Little

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A single rose
A friendly smile
Someone to walk with you
That extra mile
A setting sun
An ice cream cone
Feeling that you are not alone
After the glitter and the glamor chatter
You know it is the little things that really matter
and that's poetiquejustis
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

No additions

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there's nothing left to add, 
but when there's nothing left to take away.” 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Adding on
Adding up
Adding in
Will we forever be deciding if our life  is too hot, too cold, too hard, too soft
or is anything ever
just right?
Today, don't feel the need to add to life
Today- believe that all is as it should be
that it is just right
because if you do-
then it is~
and that's poetiquejustis
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:12

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free
You saw the poet in me 
and you listened 
until until I set it free
You heard the passion within me 
and you were silent 
until  I set it free
You felt the anger in me
 and stood your ground 
until I set it free
You then saw I could soar
and we both were free
and that's poetiquejustis
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
John 8:36