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, August 31, 2017

Let Me Get This Straight

Your first job is to get your own story straight.
Natalie Goldberg

Straightening things up

Straightening things out

So busy getting things straight

It is easy to forget where you are going

Today- head straight for a moment of quiet
and get your story straight

And that's poetiquejustis
Carefully consider the path for your feet, 
and all your ways will be established.
Proverbs 4:26

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Only the still pool reflects the stars
Chinese Proverb
What are your reflecting?

The rush?

The clamor?

The never ending cycle ?

Here is a thought:
Once in a while
Give up the need for speed
And be your own reflection
And that's poetiquejustis
Seek peace and pursue it
Psalm 34:14

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Unseen Victories

The real moment of success 
is not the moment apparent to the crowd.
George Bernard Shaw

The time you did not strike back 

The dieting day when you did not give in

The time you put yourself out

The times you put others first

Those times that no one saw but meant so much

Those are your biggest victories

And they can happen every day

And that's poetiquejustis
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
John 13:34

Monday, August 28, 2017

At Any Given Moment

At any given moment, I open my eyes and exist
"Wake up in the morning and stumble to the kitchen, 
pour myself a cup of ambition
yawn and stretch and try to come alive"-
Remember that old song from the movie "9-5"
We all can relate to the time we start to wake up
But when in the day do we REALLY wake up?
And what does that world look like?
What does it take?
 ah...Got it...but you are wasting a lot of living
waiting for the day to end
Today- don't just get out of bed-
wake up!
Today - all of it!- is ahead of you
all of it is going to be an adventure that you will not want to miss
but you have to really be awake for that.
and that's poetiquejustis
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, 
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Psalm 130:6

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Today You Have Enough

 People want riches; they need fulfillment.
Robert Conklin
 I met a man recently who had a great job
A beautiful home
And a happy marriage
But he told me candidly that he did not feel fulfilled
I hear that a lot from people
Could it be that we just do not know what fulfillment is
And we do not want to recognize it when we have it?
Could it be that we have "fulfillment"mixed up with fame and fortune
And that mysterious "potential" we are all supposed to be reaching?
Washington Irving said:
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
 Had enough of never having enough?
Today, allow yourself to feel fulfilled
because then you will realize that you are
and that is only the beginning

and that's poetiquejustis

 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

Saturday, August 26, 2017

At The Gate

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Agatha Christie
Neck and neck
Pulling ahead ahead
Lagging behind
Where's the fire?
What's the hurry?

Once you are out of the gate
Just enjoy the journey!

 But you have to get started 
so just make sure
 you are out of the gate...
You are on your way!
and that's poetiquejustis
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Friday, August 25, 2017

In So Many Words

No duty is greater than that of returning thanks
St Ambrose
Thank you

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  Now didn't that feel good?

and that's poetiquejustis

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, 

to which indeed you were called in one body. 

And be thankful. 

Colossians 3:15

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Road Trip

The readiness is all
William Shakespeare
The day dawns and life happens
That is all there is to it
Or is it?
Why does it happen to some people in a more orderly fashion than others?
There is no escaping it-
It is planning.
If not for the next five years
0r even the next five days
then the next five hours
Know where you want to be
Know what you have to do to get where you want to be
Write it down
and do it.
"But things change"
So they do...
But having to maneuver a detour
 is far better
Than having to keep planning the trip as you go
and finding
and that's poetiquejustis
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Psalm 20:4