Just some thoughts...

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

Monday, July 31, 2017


He did each thing as if he did nothing else
spoken of Charles Dickens
When did we become so enamored with mulitasking?
when did it become a virtue
not to be able to focus on one thing at a time?
We talk about the importance of living in the moment
 but then we stuff the moment until it is about to burst
 one moment at a time
one thought at a time
one blessing at a time

that is the rhythm   that is the music
and that is poetiquejustis

And the world is passing away along with its desires,
but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:17

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Handfuls of Life

I can well understand why children love sand
Wilhelm Wittgenstein
It is the first thing in life to slip between your fingers
And the first castle you ever own
It stretches out before you beckoning you to follow
And then begs you to stretch out  and soak up its warmth
The poet Blake suggested that within its walls we can find a universe
 And we know that within it we find the span of time

                         Today, promise to take life by the handful
and let none of it slip away
and that's poetiquejustis
"For You said, ' I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea,
which is too great to be numbered.'"

Genesis 32:12

Saturday, July 29, 2017

What's Expected

Life is largely a matter of expectation
I expect the sun to shine
Even if only the clouds can see it
When the seas of life are stormy
I expect that the waves are rolling gently to shore
I expect the day to bring joy
The night to bring peace
And the hours to bring opportunity
And I expect that I will be present to receive all of that
I expect the best of you and me
Whatever that looks like

"Every day in a life 

fills the whole life 

with expectations and memory.”

C S Lewis

and that's poetiquejustis

I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance 
John 10:10

Friday, July 28, 2017

Calling All Somebodies

I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. 
Then I realized I was somebody.
Lily Tomlin
"somebody should do something about that..."
"somebody should write a letter...."
"somebody should get that fixed..."
"somebody should say something..."
Somebody is going to be very busy if we don't lend a hand!
and that's poetiquejustis
Do not refrain from doing what is excellent as long as you are able.
Proverbs 3:27

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Keep the faculty of effort alive in you
by a little gratuitous practice every day.
William James
Give it a try
Give it a push
Give it a shove
Put a little elbow grease in there
                                                 Take it all in

Give it some love
Give it some care
This is your Life- 
Your journey
make an effort

And that's poetiquejustis
            Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men
                                          Colossians 3:23

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Story of A Star

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves
William Shakespeare

In the stars there are stories
In the stories there are dreams
In the dreams there is a future
In the future there is light
In the light there is a star

You ARE the story

Travel forth and find your Star!
and that's poetiquejustis
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Psalm 147:4

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Art and Soul

Without naivete there is no beauty
We can learn so much from the artwork of kids
They take colors in hand and consider the empty page their own
They fill it with abandon and with freedom and without thought for technique
or critics
They simply put life as they see it on paper
 Today, your life is before you
Color it real!
Color it yours!
and that's poetiquejustis
The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven 
is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child.  
 Matthew 18:4

Monday, July 24, 2017

Holding Out

There cannot be a crisis today
my schedule is already full
Henry Kissinger
 Places to be
People to see
Shopping to do
Work to get through
Books to be read
mouths to be fed
Laundry to wash
Oh my goodness- my gosh

 Be brave- 
be and be
 and today
put the world on
at least for a little while
and that's poetiquejustis
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, He said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
Mark 6:31