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, February 28, 2017

Time to make a decision

All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Time is handed to you each day

It does not come with a receipt

Or instructions

and you cannot put it away for a rainy day
Time is the ultimate "use it or lose it"

Today, it is time to make a decision
 about how you will use this precious gift of time
and not a moment too soon!
and that's poetiquejustis
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 
Psalm 90:12

Monday, February 27, 2017

Putting a Spin on Living

At the height of laughter 
the universe is flung in to a kaleidoscope
of new possibilities
Jean Houston

Take the fragments of your dreams

Add the  shapes of yesterday

And the lens of tomorrow

Spinning it all to life with hope and laughter

and the pattern will emerge

that reminds you of the beauty of life 

and all the wonderful things you alone have added
and that's poetiquejustis 
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The First Laugh

"Laughter is the sun

 that drives winter from the human face."

Victor Hugo

Laughing takes courage

It tells the world you are brave enough 

not to be worried about being taken seriously

Laughter takes caring

It is spreading a little sunshine where it might just be needed

Laughter is a song that everyone can sing

It is a poem that everyone can write

It is a gift that everyone can give

Mark Twain said: The world has one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
 Today, arm yourself with laughter- 

and don't carry it concealed!
and that's poetiquejustis
You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. 
Psalm 4:7

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Do You Only See the Rain?

You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down
Charlie Chaplin

For some

It is simply raining

For others
Life is making rainbows
You decide 
will you only see the rain

or will you be the rainbow?

 and that's poetiquejustis
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Genesis 9:13 

Friday, February 24, 2017

I Reserve The Right

Occasionally, the impossible happens.
Faith Baldwin
Occasionally, the right words come just when you need them

Occasionally, help comes along 

just in time

Occasionally, we should reserve the right to still believe in fairy tales

(politically correct or not)
and that's poetiquejustis
What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.
Hebrews 11:1

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Let It Out!!

He who sings frightens away his ills

It may be the blues

It may be off key

It may be a diddy

It may be for free

It cannot be right

And it cannot be wrong

All it ever needs to be
Is your very own song
Go! Sing!
and that's poetiquejustis
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
Psalm 100:1 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What You May Be Missing

As for me, 
I know nothing else in life
but miracles.
Walt Whitman

Taking it for granted

The little things

And the big things

Just expecting they will always be there

And you will stop and see them tomorrow

You can miss a lot of miracles that way, you know
and that's poetiquejustis 
The heavens declare the glory of God; 
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Right Before Your Eyes!

Everything in life that we really accept
undergoes a change.
Katherine Mansfield

We all grow up

And then we move on

Dreams are outgrown

New dreams take their place

Do not mourn that things have changed

Celebrate that you were there to see the miracle of life

unfolding before your very eyes
And that's poetiquejustis
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  
Psalm 16:11