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, May 31, 2017

The Illusionist

Some of my best friends are illusions. Been sustaining me for years.
Sheila Ballantyne

Magical moments

The good in every one

The quiet of Winter

The promise of Spring

A future and a hope

If these are illusions
 So be it
They are ours, and we are sticking to them
And that's poetiquejustis 

To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for,
to be certain of the things we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lighting The Way

We' ll leave a light on for you

Tom Bodett

Light is a funny thing
It can illuminate
 or blind
It is all in how you use it.
Well meaning  people can be like that as well.
There are those people who race in to your life with a huge spotlight
(conveniently turned away from themselves)
and calling the light 'tough love" 
as they point out your every flaw
Oh dear...
that kind of " light" only leaves people
 blind and hurt and looking for cover.
But there are also  those who bring another light
A light of warmth and peace 
and hope that makes others want to grow
That's the good stuff!
So go!
Bring that  light to someone…
BE that light to someone!
be a kind light…
a soft light
…a light that brings hope, not pain.
Then stand with that person and watch the darkness disappear
for both of you.
And that's poetiquejustis
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Monday, May 29, 2017

Jumping Over that Last Ditch

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke
W J Camero
That one last spin of the dial for the salesperson
That one more crack at the books for a student
That extra hour of practice
That last read through to edit
That extra moment of prayer
Those "last ditch" efforts can make all the difference
So go ahead- give it one more try!
And that is poetiquejustis
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; 
wait for the LORD!
Psalm 27:14

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Due upon Receipt

Service is the rent you pay
for room upon this earth
Shirley Chisholm
Thoughts on paying the "rent" on your life
You can live without ever giving
but your life will be very small
You can live without serving others
but is that really a life at all?
You can take without ever giving
And be concerned with only  you
or you can reach out a hand
and open your heart
before life's rent is due
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, May 27, 2017

Where do I start?

To begin....begin
William Wordsworth
"I don't where to start"
"I don't know where the road begins"
"I can't even see the first step"
Sure you do
Know where you are going
Then work your way back
And, when you get to the beginning
and that's poetiquejustis

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

2 Chronicles 15:7

Friday, May 26, 2017

Curve Your Enthusiasm

My curves are not crazy 
Henri Matisse

Why is it that we always want to stay ahead of the curve?
I have met some perfectly nice curves in my life

And there are times when being behind the curve 
is a perfectly wonderful place to be
Enjoy life's curves!
and that's poetiquejustis

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Matthew 6:34

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Irreplaceable You

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. 
Coco Chanel
 There is a place in the world only you can fill
There is a song in your heart only you can sing
There is a life to be lived that is in your care
That is why you are different
And that's poetiquejustis
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 
Romans 12:2

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Key

The doors we open and close each day decide the life we live
Jean Shinoda Bolen

The thoughts you let in
The words you let out
The people you allow in
The people you watch go
Doors.....open and close
But just remember
you still hold the key
and that's poetiquejustis
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven
Matthew 16:19