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, December 31, 2017

A Hill Far Away

I have had some lovely, extraordinary experiences
on New Year's Eve
Debby Harry
When our Labrador Retriever Morgan was still with us
and we lived in the hills of Southern California
She and I would leave the house at dusk on New Year's Eve
And walk the hills
We listened to the silence and said good bye 
to the good and bad of the year before
It was a fine way to see the old year out
and the new year in
Morgan is no longer with us
I live by the sea now
and those hills are many miles away
But tonight at dusk I will find a hill to walk
and remember....and forget....and 
wish you all the very happiest of New Years
That just seems like the right thing to do
And that's poetiquejustis
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Heathy Choices

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” 
 ~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling 

Life always has a menu in front of your nose 
Asking you to choose those things that will say who you are
It is like a restaurant, really

Are you always going for life's emotional greasy cheeseburger
 and paying the consequences

Or grabbing that fresh green salads of peace and calm that life offers to your soul?
 and getting the reward

 We make those choices every day
What to take in 
What to leave out
What emotional "meals" you will allow to shape your soul
Life just hands you the menu
You get to choose the "meals"
                                                                          Kofi Annan said:
"To live is to choose. 
But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for,
 where you want to go 
and why you want to get there.” 
and that's poetiquejustis

Choose this day whom you will serve
Joshua 24:15

Friday, December 29, 2017

When It Is All So Taxing

Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there will be sun.
Things beginning to seem a bit taxing?
Here is some advice...
Have an interest in those around you
Invest in others
Bank on our communities
Sharing the dividends of love with others
Now that is an economy we should all be able to agree on!
and that's poetiquejustis

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder
E B White

My, how we can take it all for granted!

We see the flower


But miss the wonder that may lie within

We may embrace the sun rise

But do we seize the wonder of the day?

We feel the rain and know its melody

But do we let it cleanse our soul with the wonder of its promise?
and when we make our plans
do we leave room for the wonder?

Napoleon Hill said:
“First comes thought;
 then organization of that thought,

 into ideas and plans;

 then transformation of those plans into reality.

 The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”

So, Come to your senses!

Because that is where wonder lives

And that’s poetiquejustis
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough
to suit me
C S Lewis
It is that wonderful time of the year
The sigh between Christmas
and the New Year
The moment when all is done
And nothing is quite ready to begin
A time when slippers are the footwear of choice
and the fireside is the 'destination'
So, have some tea
Open a book
(put away your phone)
The busy will be back
soon enough
and that's poetiquejustis
The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, 
and I will give you rest."
Exodus 33:14

Monday, December 25, 2017

Fueling Life

A house is no home
unless it contains food and fire
for the mind
as well as the body
Margaret Fuller
and the soul!
do not forget the soul!
A home must be a place
where the soul can find peace
And the body can find rest
Because that is the only home

That can stand the test 
of time
and that's poetiquejustis
And let the peace of Christ
rule in your hearts
Colossians 3:15

Unto Us

Every man must bide his time
in constant, cheerful, steady endeavors.
H. W. Longfellow
Wrapping up your dreams for the days to come
Putting a bow on all that is ahead
Making that list of all that matters

and then promising yourself
that the gift that is you
is something you will share
with the world.
And that's poetiquejustis
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Changed Forever

Hark !
The angels are singing
The sky is alight
Reminding us that the Hope of the world
Was born Christmas night
Our hearts hear their music
There is so much to tell
Our lives changed forever
God with us- Emmanuel

And that's poetiquejustis
wishing you a Blessed and Happy Christmas