Drawing of Heart

“Would I give it all up for a night with

The King?

Would I leave house and home, and

Risk everything?

Would the “oil of gladness”

Be my morning song?

The sweet fragrance of myrrh

Carry me along?

 

But what if I stayed home safe on the couch?

No love song of joy, or

Hope in my mouth?

Bitter would cover the

Vision to see

His goodness and grace

Pursuing after me.

Drawing my heart and

Fulfilling my days;

Would I give it all up

For a night in His Ways?

 

Trusting in you Lord, my

Heart I do bring;

Yes, I’ll give it all up

For a night with the King!”

 

“Your eyes will behold

The King in His beauty.”

Isaiah 33:17 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2015

Morning Wings

“Can I rise in time to see the sky?

Blink the blush from morning eyes?

Or will the clouds

Conceal the view

For uniquely theirs and

Only You?”

“In my distress I called upon the LORD,

And cried out to my God;

He heard my voice… and

He flew upon the wings of the wind…

He delivered me because He delighted in me.”

Psalm 18:6-19 NKJV

Song of David to the LORD on the day

He “delivered him from all his enemies and the hand of Saul.”

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

Calling the Heart

“What season lies ahead in December?

Calling the heart to remember?

Christmas and bells,

Sights and the smells;

All memories of gladness put together.

But centered on You,

I desire the view

Of a “Season” of ponder and praise.

For in life holds

More than silver and gold, and

The story of Love

Of the Babe from above

Bringing

Joy, Peace and Heaven forever!”

“Do not be afraid, for behold,

I bring good tiding of great joy

Which will be to all people.”

Luke 2:10 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2016

Discovery Climb

“Stepping off the path;

One finds discovery in the climb.”

“Call to Me,

And I will answer you and

Show you great and might things,

Which you do not know.”

Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

 

“Turn and take your journey…”

Deuteronomy 1:7

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017

Kingdom Light

“Nicodemus answered and said to Him,

“How can these things be?” John 3:9 NKJV

 

“Not by might;

Nor by my will,

But by Your Resurrection

I’m born, washed and

Holy Spirit filled.

 

From cursed to blessed;

From lost to found.

You multiplied what

Little faith I had

To exceed and over abound.

 

I knew that I knew,

It was only from You.

No whisper of darkness

Could diminish Your Light.

Leaving one realm of living;

Stepping into

Your Kingdom Life.”

 

“Jesus answered him…

If I have told you earthly things

And you do not believe,

How will you believe if I tell you

Heavenly things?”

John 3:12 NKJV

 

Week 3 – Day 2 of Monday night Bible Study and Fellowship.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2014 – Jerusalem, Israel

 

Pilgrim Story

“Strength to strength;

Glory to Glory

Each day of the journey,

Reveals our pilgrim story.”

 

“Blessed is the man (and woman)

Whose strength is in You,

Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.”

Psalm 84:5 NKJV

 

Week 3 – Day One – “The Quest”

Bible Study and Fellowship on Monday nights.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2014 – Israel – Mosaic tiles found in Jerusalem

 

All the Earth Sings

“Up before dawn;

Walking the lawn.

Cattle sing softly

Their morning song.”

“For every beast of the forest is Mine,

And the cattle on a thousand hills.”

Psalm 50:10 NKJV

 

“Praise the LORD from the earth…

Mountains and all hills;

Fruitful trees and all cedars;

Beast and all cattle…

Let them Praise the Name of the LORD!”

Psalm 148:7-1-13 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

Threefold Cord

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“Two are better than one,
Because they have good reward for their labor…
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9&12 NKJV

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Progress a bit slower today.

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Working together, and fighting the nats and not ourselves, we finished our day feeling successful and hopeful to the view ahead.

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Goodness and Glory

Continuing with Bible Study –

Week 2 – Day 5 of “The Quest”

Beth prompts the traveler to complete the sentence as one journeys the pages

“Lord, as I move forward…”

‘In Your Goodness and Glory

You continue the story,

Revealing Your Face

In the Light of

Jesus’ Grace.”

 

“In the beginning was the Word,

And the Word was with God, and

The Word was God.”

 John 1:1 NKJV

 

“And the Word became flesh and

Dwelt among us, and we beheld

His Glory,

The Glory as the Only Begotten of the Father,

Full of Grace and Truth.”

John 1:14 NKJV

 

Week 2 – Day 5 of Bible Study and Monday night Fellowship.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Small Beginnings

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“For who has despised the day of small things?” Zachariah 4:10 NKJV

One day I “looked” and realized the view I once took for granted was overgrown and gone.

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Perfect weekend to be Thankful and reclaim what was lost.

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Tomorrow my husband, son and I continue down the fence.

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It may be a “small thing”, but the view to the future and possibilities are unlimited.

May you also be inspired to begin the small things and your view of unlimited possibilities open before your heart and eyes.

Most blessed weekend,
Denise

First Stop

Week 2 – Day 4

“The Quest”

First Stop

“Sitting in the northern view

Looking ahead to the

Day brand new.

Dreaming with Joy

Open to see

The morning Light

Bursting forth with

Hope, and

Unlimited possibilities.”

 

“Is there anything too hard for the LORD?” Genesis 18:14 NKJV

 

“God is with you in all that you do.” Genesis 21:22 NJJV

 

Week 2 – Day Four of Bible Study and Fellowship.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017