Just some thoughts...

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Crack Yourself Up!

The shell must break before the bird can fly

Come on...you cannot hide in there forever

That shell of fear

Afraid of not being perfect

That shell that keeps you in

And slows you down

It is your life
You may as well take a crack at it!
and that's poetiquejustis
We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all  Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day;  nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning
Psalm 91

Thursday, March 30, 2017

About That Plan of Yours...

It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
Plubilius Syrius

 Make a plan

Work the plan

Watch the plan unfold

Test the plan

Critique the plan

Listen to what you're told

Make a plan

To change the plan

Make the changes bold

Make a plan

Work the (new) plan

Watch the plan unfold
                                       Repeat as needed

and that's poetiquejustis
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Proverbs 15:22

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Cleaning

Get rid of everything except your loves.

Old clothes

Old hats

Old cars

Old food

Old Grudges

Old disappointments

Let them go

and make room
for the beauty that life has ready to bloom!
and that's poetiquejustis
Isaiah 43:19

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Got a lot of living to Do

Curiosity is one of the permanent
and certain characteristics 
of a vigorous 
Samuel Johnson

Perhaps these folks were just curious to see that they had in them

Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel
at the age of 63

At 93, P G Wodehouse wrote his 97th literary offering and was knighted

 At 94, comedian George Burns performed in Schenectady, NY, 63 years after his first performance there

At 89, Arthur Rubinstein performed one of his greatest recitals in Carnegie Hall.

my curious cat seems to ask of me
"What's your excuse? Aren't you a little bit curious
about that you can do now?"
That is a good question
and that's poetiquejustis

Psalm 71:18 You got me when I was an unformed youth God, and taught me everything I know.
Now I’m telling the world your wonders;
    I’ll keep at it until I’m old and gray.


Monday, March 27, 2017

I forget every cloud I've ever seen

When the sky is a bright canary yellow
I forget every cloud I've  ever seen!
Lyrics: Rogers and Hammerstein
Cockeyed Optimist
We all know that our skies are not always going to be
bright canary yellow
But you can pretend
You can 
you see...
 you can live beneath a cloud
You can paint your own sky today
and brush the clouds away!
and that's poetiquejustis
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Today, Because of You

Make visible what, without you,
might perhaps never have been seen. 
Robert Brisson

That smile that only you can give

That dream that only you can live

That hand that only you can lend

The love that only you can send

That prayer that only you will pray

All of those things can happen today

because of you.

and that's poetiquejustis
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 7:12

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Let's Just Hope

To me every hour of light and dark is a miracle.
Walt Whitman

Light rises

Darkness falls

Hopes rise

  and when they do- 
just keep rising with them

and don't look down!
 and that's poetiquejustis
Christ in you, the hope of glory
Colossians 1:27