Just some thoughts...

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Have you thought about having your own "Thought for the Day"?

There is always hope for an individual
who stops to do
some serious thinking in life.
Katherine Logan

Turn it off
The bad news will still be there when you get back

Turn it down!
The rhetoric will still be flying when you return

Take those out
and take a moment

to think for yourself
That is your right
That is your privilege
And that is poetiquejustis
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
--think about such things.
Philippians 4:8

Monday, January 30, 2017

Karaoke Living

To kindle the flame
of being fully alive

There is a place in the world for  auto-pilot

But your life is not that place

Thee are times when following the crowd
cannot be avoided

But do avoid it when you can!

And if life has turned in to one long

Then it is time to get out there and find

and give the world
your song

and that's poetiquejustis
 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. 
They are plans for good and not for evil, 
to give you a future and a hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Just An Observation

To learn by observing others...
Mary Catherine Bateson

My dad was fond of saying
"If you are talking,  
you are not learning."

He was right, of course.
He often was.

And there is a time to be silent.

To observe and reflect
To gather strength

To  weigh what you see and hear
                                                            Doing so is responsible and good.

But once we have taken it all in

 and see that there are things that just are not right
                                                       Then, silence is no longer a virtue
                                                               and that's poetiquejustis
                                        Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness;
instead, expose them
   Ephesians 5:11


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Words and Melody by You

The inmost in time
becomes the outmost
R W Emerson

Your actions are the books
people read about your life

Your words are the melody

                                                         that gets stuck in their heads


When you are the  author of the good

and the troubadour of peace
You do not have to be concerned about the reviews
Because you are a best seller
 and a major hit
in all the ways that matter
and that's poetiquejustis

May the words of my mouth
and the meditations of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
my Lord and my Redeemer
Psalm 19:14

Friday, January 27, 2017


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, 
but the silence of our friends. 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

We need to speak up, you know

and we need to reach out
when we see people fighting 
the good fight

And when we remember there are those who count on us-

Those who do not yet have a voice
 but are hoping for a future

We do not need to shout -
But when we  speak out
it should be with quietness and confidence

That is what will be remembered
And that is poetiquejustis
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sound Carries

It is the sound of laughter 
that I miss more than anything else.
Mary Tyler Moore

The sound of rain on the roof while you sit before a fire

The sound of someone cooking in the kitchen
when you know the meal is for you

The sound of birds when Spring has finally returned

The sound of children's voices raised in song

The sound of truth when it falls upon your ears
and tears away the lies.

When there seems to be nothing but noise and clambering
coming at you from every direction

These are the sounds that you must hold inside your heart...
and never forget 
                                                  the laughter

And that's poetiquejustis

Worry weighs us down;
    a cheerful word picks us up.
Proverbs 12:25

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I Have Changed My Mind

Be the change you want to see in the world
Mahatma Gandhi

Do you want people to be kinder?

Then be kind

Do you want people to be more understanding?

Then try to understand

Do you want people to be more responsible?

The give them responsibility

Do you want to live in a better world?

Then start with the world around you

and reach out from there
and that's poetiquejustis

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 
1 Peter 3:9