Just some thoughts...

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Limits

Until you believe in yourself
you ain't gonna have a life
Rocky Balboa
You can believe in fate
You can believe in luck
You can even believe in make believe
But you have no idea what believing really is
Until you believe
in you
And that's poetiquejustis
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


My agent said, "you aren't good enough for movies".
I said, "You're fired."
Sally Field
All those little blasts from the past that tell me what I can and cannot be-
All those nagging worries, concerns, 
and useless pondering about the future
Everything that I allow to bring me down, slow me down, 
and make me frown
Now, shoo!
I have some living to do!
and that's poetiquejustis
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, 
and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 12:1

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Being Who?

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” R W Emerson

Over here!
No- over here!
Do this!
Be that!
Change hats!
Change gears!
Enough already!
 I am calling the shots now
So take a number!
and I will happily be all you want me to be
when you want me to be
how you want to be me
as soon as I am finished
and that's poetiquejustis
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
 your works are wonderful,
 I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14

Monday, June 19, 2017

Above it all

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... 
on the infinite highway of the air. 
Wilbur Wright

Rising above the crowd can be a lonely business

It may mean taking to the sky alone

But perhaps you will help others to follow

It may mean you will hit some wind and rain
But you will also reach the rainbow first
So what if you take a dive once in the while
It beats sitting on the fence
You can hang around and talk about it

Or you can soar

Your wings....
Your sky....
Your choice
And that's poetiquejustis
...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, June 18, 2017


There are always wonderful mysteries to confront
 David Eagleman

You can close your eyes
You can close your mind
You can try to stop the clock
But think of all you will be missing?
Do you really want life to be a rerun of all your yesterdays?
 I didn't think so!
Go!  Solve the mysteries around you!
and that's poetiquejustis
For God says, "At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.
 Indeed, the "right time" is now. 
Today is the day of salvation
2 Corinthians 6:2

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Moment by Moment

Each moment is a place you've never been
Mark Strand
How glib we are in stringing the moments of our lives together
Like so many beads
                                                         these crystalline moments
These many faceted drops of time that collect like dew
To then become part of something else
Something bigger
Becoming our life
Each moment is a gift
Wear it well
and that's poetiquejustis
      You saw me before I was born. 
                                      Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
                                  Every moment was laid out before a single day
 had passed.
                                                             Psalm 139:16

The art of Phillip Leslie Hale, American Impressionist

Friday, June 16, 2017

What You Are Not

What I aspired to be and was not 
comforts me
Robert Browning
Stop, Please
And take a moment to look at where your life is now
Now-Look behind you (just for a moment) at where you have been
and be grateful
That is all that is required

and that'spoetiquejustis
“The righteous keep moving forward, 
and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.”
Job 17:9

Thursday, June 15, 2017

How True is Your Grit?

Over time, grit is what separates 
fruitful lives from aimless lives
John Ortberg 
Successful people are the people 
who know what to do
and do it well
Sneer all you want at 
Lucky for those who sneer  that
sneering takes no grit
Doing takes
get some
get somewhere
and that's poetiquejustis
....so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, 
growing in the knowledge of God,
Colossians 1:10