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, April 30, 2017

Your Star to Wish Upon

"When you wish upon a star
makes no difference who you are...."
Paul Smith
 When I first heard that song as a little girl
I took Jiminy Cricket at his word 

and I have been wishing on stars all of my life

But Jiminy- have you been holding out on me?
  There is a second verse to this song:
 If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme

Ah....now I have it
you have to put your heart in to it!
Thanks, Jiminy!
 and that's poetiquejustis

Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart
 and with all your soul
 and with all your
 Matthew 22:37

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Slightly sunny with a chance of roses

It will never rain roses
When we want more roses,
we have to plant.
George Eliot
 I guess this is on my mind because last year at this time
we gave six rose bushes a home
It was a good fit-
they needed a bit of earth
and wanted to share our yard
It took some work
It took some planning
It took some investment of time and money
but all good things do
We are still learning about our roses
what they need and where the thorns are
but just like life,
planning, investing yourself, and learning
gives you the rewards you seek
-and that's poetiquejustis
  The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
Isaiah 35:1

Friday, April 28, 2017


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, 
we must carry it with us or we find it not
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wonders of the world
The magnificence of the heavens
The majesty of the sea
All there for those who believe in beauty
But first- you must 
and that's poetiquejustis
How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!
Psalm 84:1

Thursday, April 27, 2017

It All Begins Somewhere

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere,
C S Lewis 
Thoughts begin somewhere and move on
Love begins somewhere and grows
Dreams begin somewhere and become real
Now you must begin somewhere and be who you are
and that's poetiquejustis
 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.
Nehemiah 2:18

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Rain Dance

Some people walk in the rain

Others just get wet

Roger Miller
Do you know what we do when people try to rain on our parade?
Throw cold water on our dreams?
Make a splash!
Let it rain!
soak it up!
 soak it in!
wring every last drop out of life
and then dance
between the raindrops
and that's poetiquejustis
In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, 
and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
Matthew 5:45

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Lesson in Gardening

Gardening is an exercise
in optimism
Maria Schinz
You have to keep an eye on any garden 
for weeds 
and visitors
How much more so
The garden of you soul
Yank bitterness out by the roots!
Weed out the unkind thoughts
Leave the rest to grow
in the sunshine of your smile
and that's poetiquejustis
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden 
in the cool of the day
Genesis 3:8

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Weight of Time

And when is there time to remember
to sift
to weigh
to estimate
to total?
Tillie Olsen
Young people racing to get ahead
Older people racing to keep up
No people keeping count
of what is happening 
Rich people racing to spend
Poor people racing to earn
All people caught in the race
when are we going to learn?
let time run through your hands for a minute 
and see how it feels
Weigh your priorites
Estimate where these have a place in your life
then make your next move
and that's poetiquejustis
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spurring Life On

I got spurs that jingle jingle jangle!
Lyrics: Joseph Little and Frank Loesser
On the spur on the moment
what does that mean?
Is it something that grabs you
Before it was seen?
On the spur of the moment
you can flip life end to end!
 you can flip and fold it
you can patch it and mend
On the spur of the moment
without thought or regret
you can do something for someone 
that they will never forget
it won't cost you a nickel
it won't cost you a dime
it won't even cost you
much of your time
you can spur people on 
when their courage is dragging
To spur on - to encourage-
To cheer on those who are lagging!
Just with a listen
Just with a smile
Just with an attaboy
Once in a while
On the spur of the moment
You can make it all right
and that's poetiquejustis
 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds
Hebrews 10:24