Just some thoughts...

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Harmony- Flat Out

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed 
Mahatma Gandhi

When you play the blues, sometimes the C chord becomes a bit more interesting
if you let the 7th note go flat

You have built a good case for that chord all the way up the scale
A good strong C   a resounding E and a smack 'em down G
And no matter how you turn it around-
It is  still the same chord

It is sounding strong, and it is sounding very clear
But what makes the listener remember is if you throw in a B flat  at the end

It is like taking a bow and stepping away

When we try to make our point with people, 
 we need to learn how to let that last note go flat
Leave a little room for the imagination
and a lot of room 
for harmony
That is my note about having the last word
and that's poetiquejustis
                          Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
                                                                       Proverbs 16:24

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Just a Cuppa

A cup of tea would restore my normality.
Douglas Adams
Would it now....a bit much to ask from some brewed leaves from the guy who wrote this
 But I will take his word for it
Because "normality" looks different to all of us
To some the world is always a bit bleak
To some, normal is what tomorrow will be like
To others, it will always look like yesterday
To some normal is waiting for something to appear
To others, it is always leaving something behind
Define it for yourself
That is the best that you can do
Oh...and join Mr. Adams for a have a cup of tea- 
it couldn't hurt- right?
and that's poetiquejustis
 Do not be conformed to this world, 
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind
Romans 12:2

Monday, June 26, 2017


The afternoon knows what the morning never expected
Swedish Proverb
Around every corner
Across every mile
At the turn of the page
Or the turn of a head
Oh, the things we do not know
that is what is wonderful about every day
and that is poetiquejustis
  He changes times and seasons;  
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise 
and knowledge to those who have understanding
Daniel 2:21
Featuring the  paintings of Edmund Tarbell

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shooing Away the Shadows

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows
Francis of Assisi
A silent prayer
A cheerful thought
A pleasant memory or two

A whimsical plan
A moment of gratitude
All sunbeams in your day
And all there for the asking
and that's poetiquejustis
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
 but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.
Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hammer and Forge

Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Jim Rohn

Skyscrapers do not just happen

They must be built

From the ground 


 In fact,
Everything in this life must be built

Including life itself

You have to dig deep and put in the foundation-

Family, friends, home
       You have to reach out to the community 
to give your life meaning and structure                  

and you have to  reach up to give your life support

If this all sounds like work, 
it is
But the view makes it all worth while

You cannot dream yourself into a character; 
you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Henry David Thoreau
                                       and that's poetiquejustis

Proverbs 28:6 – “Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways


Friday, June 23, 2017

On the Look Out

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 box ourselves in

or hope to widen our vision?

 Come to your senses!
 and leave a little room
for wonder

And that’s poetiquejustis
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
 Romans 12:2

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Limits

Until you believe in yourself
you ain't gonna have a life
Rocky Balboa
You can believe in fate
You can believe in luck
You can even believe in make believe
But you have no idea what believing really is
Until you believe
in you
And that's poetiquejustis
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13