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, March 22, 2017

The DIY Life

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.

Squirrels learn to gather nuts 

by gathering

Birds learn to fly 

 by flying

Kids learn to walk 

by walking

       The only way to learn to live

   Is by living

Go! Live! Do!
and that's poetiquejustis
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:9 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It "Seams" to Me

Stay calm and grab the seam ripper.
    Sign in a fabric store

Is everything coming apart?

Are you losing it?

Do you feel as though the stuffing

 has been knocked out of you?

Here is the good news

Maybe you have just outgrown things

And it is time to sew up that deal

With your future

And that's poetiquejustis
"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse.
Matthew 9:16

Monday, March 20, 2017

Let's Make A Muddle Out of Life!

We sit in the mud... and reach for the stars.
Ivan Turgenev
When life seems like a   muddle
 And the waters have been muddied
 by the words that people say and things they do

When your boots seemed stuck and mired

And you really are quite tired

From the muddle that seems like life to you

Grab that mud and make some mud pies

Leave your footprints
Make a disguise

Take the muddle and build a stairway to the sky!
and that's poetiquejustis
I waited patiently for the LORD;
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock 
Psalm 40:1-2

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Come Rain or Shine

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Zachary Scott 

All the roads I did not take

All the smiles I did not make

All the dreams I did not wake

Are still waiting out there for me

All the people I wanted to be

All the places I wanted to see

All the things that could have been me

Are still waiting out there for me
and rain or shine
They are going to be mine
Are you with me?
and that's poetiquejustis

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith
2 Timothy 4:7

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Notes On A Mission

I had been my whole life a bell.
Annie Dillard
The lunch bell

The dismissal bell
Wedding bells
And doorbells
Sleigh bells
and church bells
    Edgar Allen Poe wrote:
How it swells!
                  How it dwells
            On the Future! how it tells
            Of the rapture that impels
          To the swinging and the ringing
            Of the bells, bells, bells,
          Of the bells, bells, bells,bells,
                  Bells, bells, bells-
  To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!
You know, when you think about it...life does have a certain ring to it.
and that's poetiquejustis

If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love,
 I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal. 
I Corinthians 13:1

Dedicated to the Mission at San Juan Capistrano where the bells will ring and the swallows will return this weekend.  

Friday, March 17, 2017


Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Don't be afraid
 Follow your heart
Paint your world with all those things that only your heart knows are real

Illustrate your life

With the illusions of your heart

And your life will be real
And your life will be art
and that's poetiquejustis

I Corinthians 2:9 
But as it is written: 
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, 
Nor have entered into the heart of man 
The things which God has prepared
 for those who love Him".

Thursday, March 16, 2017

All The Thoughts I Want to Think...

I still find every day too short for all the thoughts I want to think 
John Burroughs
So much to think about!
So many mysteries
So much beauty

So many good times to plan
 and remember

My head is just stuffed with happy!
and that's poetiquejustis
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8