Just some thoughts...

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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cross-Fit for the Soul

Lift me won't you lift me
Above the old routine.....
  Carol King, Jazzman 
Ready to exercise?
Good...because it is:
Time to do some heavy lifting

Start here:

 but this time put some soul in to it!


Words to Lift by:
Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.  ~
Francesca Reigler
and that's poetiquejustis

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; 
thank God no matter what happens. 
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

To Live Within

 Just remain in the center watching
and then forget that you are there
Lao Tzu
You see it all
The chaos
The greed
The cold and the heartless
And yet you remained untouched
How can that be?
Because they only know how to live without
and you know how to live within.
That is life
and that's poetiquejustis
 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
John 17:15-17

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On The Ragged Edge

The line of life is a ragged diagonal
between duty and desire.
William R. Alger
I must admit this day has left me ragged
I did not leave my office
I did not leave my desk
The problems seemed quite insurmountable
But I had to keep climbing over them
Only to find another on the other side
But there were friends along the way
and just like any other day
It was possible to find
some beauty
on that ragged diagonal line
between desire and duty
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

Monday, March 28, 2016

If You Will Only Let Yourself Shine...

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will love the darkness 
because it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino

The biggest change there has been for me  in moving from the city to a seaside town
 is the sky

There is more of it here

There is more of everything - sun and wind and even darkness.

And  there are more stars
Many morestars
The stars do not battle here with the lights of a high rises and marquis

The stars simply shine and the darkness clears a path

Anna Quindlen wrote:

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Today, if you will let yourself shine, the darkness will clear a path 
and that's poetiquejustis

 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. I John1:5

Sunday, March 27, 2016


I would like to go climbing a birch tree
Robert Frost
It is Spring
I want to go barefoot
And skip stones in a brook
And pick butercups
I want to climb a birch tree 
And swing until I touch the sky
That's what I want to do
and you?
and that's poetiquejustis

Saturday, March 26, 2016

To Begin Again..and Again

Dreams are renewable
Dale E. Turner
My dreams went to sleep last night

and this morning, they hid their head beneath the pillow

"Wake up", I said.

But My Dreams just burrowed deeper, not wanting to face the day unfulfilled

"Wake up", I said, and shook them gently, because I need My Dreams to carry on.

Sighing, My Dreams followed me in to the day

and the day gets busy

and I forget about my dreams

and I fall in to a slumber of work-a -day busy

And My Dreams shake me gently and say
"Wake up- we need you to carry on"
and we begin again
and that's poetiquejustis
For the light makes everything visible. 
This is why it is said, 
"Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light."
 Ephesians 5:14

Friday, March 25, 2016

To Be Counted Among the Doers

Knowing is not enough-
We must apply.
Willing is not enough-
We must do.
J. W. Goethe
To be or not to be
To exercise or not
To eat another slice of pizza
Drink yet another the soda
Blow off the studying
Ignore the  poor
....or not

Winston Churchill said:
“It is not enough that we do our best; 
sometimes we must do what is required.”  
and that's poetiquejustis
Mankind, He has told you what is good 
what it is the LORD requires of you: 
to act justly,
 to love mercy, 
and to walk humbly 
with your God. 
Micah 6:8

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Who's Gonna Stop Me?

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; 
it’s who is going to stop me.”
Ayn Rand
 Not everyone along the way
Is interested in your success
No matter
Not everyone cares about
Your goals 
No matter!
                                      Because as long as the person you see in the mirror is
                                                                  committed to your goals you will

 then there is no stopping you
so keep calm
and that's poetiquejustis
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
Hebrews 12:1