In the Cool of the Garden

“And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” Genesis 3:8 nkjv

I see a lot of flowers but no fruit.

Ouch, that one hurt Lord.

Yep, a true Word spoken to my spirit and a visual picture to remember.

I have several things and projects in the making but common day distractions seem to be my excuse. (Laundry, dinner, blah, blah).

I see no fruit.

Thank You Lord, I needed to see that.

He makes everything beautiful in it’s time…”Ecclesiastes 3:8

Now to Him Who able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory” Ephesians 3:20

Yep, I needed to hear this “in the cool of ” of my garden. Stop making excuses and watch the fruit grow!

Blessings in your garden today,

Denise

PS: I learned how to tag and use categories today on my new gardening too, my phone😊

The Struggle of the Daily Post

Ok, so I was doing really good at preparing “daily posts”. Then technology got up in my business!

Long story short as they say, new phone in hand. It’s a dandy too, (thank you supportive husband) but gosh it has SO much more to learn and do.

With that said, thinking on this whole “move forward, fall backward” to no post at all, I am believing His Word,

“All things work for good according to His purpose” Romans 8:28 ( paraphrase I am sure)

I am going to learn how to post from my phone in addition to the comfortable, snuggly place of my desktop. Even if this new phone asked me one more time, “Do you want to allow…?”!

Thank you for “allowing” me the room to expand my posting ability in this new season of growth.

Blessings,

Denise

Been to Camp

“That you may tell it to the generation following.” Psalm 48:13 NKJV

 

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6 NKJV

 

Missing my WordPress friends.

Blessings for a safe and joyous Fourth of July!

Denise

P.S.: Had to replace my phone so I’ve been “out of pocket” as they like to say around here. Local interpretation: “not available by design or unexpected circumstances.” 

Photos captured from “Cowboy Camp” where we enjoy “Just Braggin’ on Jesus” 2018

Colors of Hope

“LORD,

You’ve planted a vision

Deep inside of me.

Stir up the colors,

Refresh my eyes to see.

Plans for the future,

Guided by Your Son.

“To prosper and not harm me,

You’ve purposed everyone!”

 

“For I know the thoughts

That I think toward you,

Says the LORD,

Thoughts of

Peace and not evil,

To give you a

Future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photograph captured by denisebalog©2018 – Jerusalem

Hidden Between the Rows

“What creepth here beneath the light;

Moving about without a sight?

Little frog,

Or cricket so.

A snake,

A bug,

I do not know.

You’ll keep me safe,

This I know,

As I till among my garden row.”

 

“I know all the birds of the hills,

And all that moves in the field is Mine.”

Psalm 50:11 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©

Photos by denisebalog©2018

A Brand New View

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he survives the night, the man he will become.”

“It’s an eleven day journey”

From captivity and blue.

What holds me back from a

Brand new view?

I’ve trekked this mountain

Far too long;

Open up my heart,

For in Your Peace I do long.”

 

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he

survives the night, the man he will become.”

 

Wresting With Jacob – A Night at the ford of Jabbok

A Beginners to Intermediate study on prayer and the power of God’s Word in your daily life.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1542467209

 

Poem by denisebalog©2016

You Walked for Me

“From the sands of the sea

Your heart is set on me.

Through the expanse of time the

Cross it does remind.

You walked all the way for me;

From Your heart flowed Calvary.”

 

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!

How great is the sum of them!

If I should count them,

They would be more in number than the sand.”

Psalm 139:17-18 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo captured by denisebalog©2012

The King of Kindness

“Your mercy is new each morning;

A gentle breeze touched by Light.

Intercession for my weakness;

The King of Kindness,

All Power and Faithful Might.”

 

“Now it happened on the third day that Esther

Put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court

Of the King’s palace…when the King saw

Queen Ester standing in the court, that

She found favor in His sight…” Esther 5:1-2 NKJV

 

Esther’s Hebrew name is “Hadassah” which means “Myrtle”.

Photograph of Crepe myrtle in my backyard.

“ ‘But My kindness shall not depart from you,

Nor shall My covenant of Peace be removed.’

Says the LORD,

Who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:10 NKJV

 

 Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

 

Poems to Ponder – Day 37

“While yet it was still dark,

She was the first thought on His heart.”

 

“Now when He rose early on the first day of the week,

He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.”  Mark 16:9

 

 Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photograph captured by denisebalog©

Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection.

Devotional. Day 37

Book Cover Photograph captured by denisebalog©2014 – Sea of Galilee, Israel

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