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, August 17, 2017

Just A Little Bit

In about the same degree that you are helpful 
you will be happy. Theodore Reik

It does not take much

Think beyond yourself


Think beyond your needs


Think about being helpful


Be happy when someone succeeds
 


Give more than you ever take

And give back even more


Help those who need,  whoever they are

Then watch your spirits soar
and that's poetiquejustis
 Carry each other’s burdens, 
and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ
Galatians 6:2

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It Is Really So Smple

It is the sweet simple things 
which are the real ones after all.
Laura Ingalls Wilder


The patter of rain


The smell of baking bread

A hand to hold
 A door that keeps the world out

A window that lets the sunshine in
That's  real
That's simple
And that's poetiquejustis

  Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, 
and we cannot take anything out of the world. 
But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
1 Timothy 6:6-8




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It Is In The Air

There is a blessing in the air
William Wordsworth

Winds of hate

Skies filled with verbal thunder

The pollution of unkindness 
all around us
Take a minute

Take a breath


Find a blessing

And breathe it in

Now breathe it out to others
and know that you have done your best for this day 
and that is poetiquejustis
I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying, 
for he speaks peace to his faithful people
Psalm 85:8





Monday, August 14, 2017

Getting A Flow Going

Life rushes from within
Willa Cather
You have what it takes!
The energy
The momentum that keeps you going
The passion for life even in the face of adversity
You have that strange and wonderful possession that we call  life!
Don't keep it bottled up!
Let it flow
Let it flow
 let it flow
 and that's poetiquejustis
"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."
John 7:38

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Plain and Fancy

To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind.
John Lyly
What do you fancy?
What makes your eyes shine
And your heart sing
And your soul soar?
When you are window shopping in life
what do you fancy?
What makes you leap in to the day
And keep moving forward?
What do you fancy?
I hope the list is very long because those are the places 
where you touch the heart of life
and that's poetiquejustis
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good...
Luke 6:45

Saturday, August 12, 2017

I Want to be a Widget When I Grow Up

The good and the wise lead quiet lives
Euripides
I have a nephew who is a computer genius
If you ask him what he does he will say
"I develops  widgets that run in the background
and keep everything moving."
I want to be a widget
Running in the background and keeping the human in humanity
Einstein said:
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology 
has exceeded our humanity.

Here is to all the widgets of the world trying to keep it  human.
and that's poetiquejustis

...and make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,  so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
I Thessalonians 4:11-12

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Season of Kindness

To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life
Samuel Johnson


To weed out the bitterness

To water with tears of joy and sadness



To give the sunshine of a smile


To plant the seeds of kindness

and then to watch them grow


That is a good life


and that's poetiquejustis
"...who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."
2 Corinthians 9