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Follow Your Heart

Follow the tracts...

“Follow the tracts…to the Shepherd’s tent.”

“Where do You rest Your flock?”

“Where do they lie in rest?”

Snags of dry and rock;

Endless days of test.

 

“If you do not know,”

Oh, most beautiful follower of Mine,

The path is right before you,

Follow your heart to Mine.”

 

Song of Solomon 1:7-8 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©

Happy Valentine's Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise
Happy Valentine’s Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise
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2017 Fresh Dew

“Thank You Lord for the year past gone.

2016 a changing song.

Welcome the year brand new;

2017 fresh as dew.

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Waking each day to the morning long.

Mercies new and Your Strong Arm.

Laying my head at the end of each day,

Praising Your Faithfulness to guide the way.

Thank You for this gift of Life,

For in Your Son Jesus,

My heart delights!”

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A Song of Ascents

“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,

Who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Lift up your hands to the holy place and

Bless the LORD!

May the LORD bless you from Zion,

He Who made heaven and earth!”

Psalm 134


I think it is “fitting” to find this as the last of the 15 Songs of Ascents.

(Pilgrimage songs believed to be sung as the people made their way up to Jerusalem to worship.)

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May we too, like the pilgrims who on finishing their trip, their night, their journey for the year, they remembered to sing and

“Lift up your hands to the holy place and Bless the LORD!” Psalm 134:2

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May you be blessed abundantly in the coming New Year 2017 as you finish your journey from the old into the Faithfulness of the new!


Poem by densebalog©

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Morning “To-Do”

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“Good morning Lord.

Thank You for the turn of wind;

Southwest warmth blowing in.

Dampness covers morning dew;

Mild temperatures layered through.

Much “to do” in the week ahead.

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Ship that too.

How can I ever complete the “do”?

 

Does this really honor You?

 

With “mind” going one way into the day,

I choose to

Stop,

Drop, and

Pray.

I willingly offer You

“the first” of my week,

From there, I “rest”

For the other stuff You will complete.”

 

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;

In the morning I will direct it to You,

And I will look up.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

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In A Place Where Two Ways Met

As we approach the New Year, my heart is now ready to share with my WordPress friends.

After much turmoil of internal school politics, my family and I made the decision in July for me to quit my “loved” position as an elementary secretary.

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We are now enjoying our son’s senior year in high school.

Thank you Faye, from Passionate Creative Christian https://fayerootsauthor.com/   Your comment on July 1, 2016 to my post “The Roar of the Blue” unknowingly guided my feet to find the answer to God’s plan and path for my way.


In A Place Where Two Ways Met

“How could I have known, or ever believed to say,

I found direction and freedom within the Words that day.

One was from the OLD, and the other from the NEW,

But there was no doubt involved,

My heart heard clear from You.

 

In the “donkey and the lion” and “in the place where two ways met”,

You mightily untangled both my feet from within the fowlers net.

 

The “donkey” is a servant,

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But it’s My Peace I give to you,

Not to be ridden hard, whipped and broke in two.

 

The “lion” is your strength, not to cast aside.

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I’ve given you My Power when in Me you do reside.

 

So now you find your peace “in the place where two ways met”.

One way was by Law, 

Law - the stony, hard way.
Law – the stony, hard way.

and the other

Grace by Faith.”

Grace - resting in Jesus Who loves me.
Grace – resting in Jesus Who loves me.

 


Poem by denisebalog©


Mark 11:4 KJV

1 Kings 13:24-25

Psalm 124:7

Psalm 91:34

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Thanksgiving Praise

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Thanksgiving Praise

“Beautiful dew filled,

Field chilled,

Hallelujah we praise You

Thanksgiving morning!”


“I will praise the Name of God with a song,

And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30 (ESV)


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“First cup of coffee;

Grab the camera and go.

My cup overflows with Your bounty;

Your Light points the way I should flow.”

 

Poems by denisebalog©

 

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Horizon Bound

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“The moon will disappoint you,

Shining orb within your view.

Up to see its’ brightness,

Amidst cold morning dew.

Slowly it settles,

Inch by inch,

Unto the ground.

Slipping to the distance wonders,

Horizon settled,

Glory bound.”

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“He alone stretches out the heavens

and treads on the waves of the sea.

He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion, the Pleiades,

and the constellations of the southern sky.

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He does great and unsearchable things,

 

Wonders without number.

If He passes by me,

I wouldn’t see Him;

If He goes right by,

I wouldn’t recognize Him.”

Job 9:9-11 (HCSB)

 

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“Around three in the morning, He came toward them walking on the sea

And wanted to pass by them.

When they saw Him walking on the sea…they cried out…

He spoke with them and said,

“Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Mark 6:48-50 (HCSB)

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Poem by denisebalog©

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America – My Father’s Pride

 

Korean War Veteran's at Korean War Memorial, Washington, DC
Korean War Veteran’s at Korean War Memorial, Washington, DC

“America,

My Father’s pride.

Oh, how he loved to serve by your side.

Fathers, Sons, and Daughters too,

Laid their lives down to fight for you.

 

If truth be told, they’d tell you so,

If called to arms, they’d willingly go.

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The proud, the strong, integrity bound,

In serving you,

America was found.”

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial

 

Let us not forget our Son;s and Daughters of Liberty - The American War for Independence!
Let us not forget our Son;s and Daughters of Liberty – The American War for Independence!

Photos captured in Washington, DC at War Memorials

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

 

 

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Cast Your Vote American

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“To Vote or not?” I can hear them say.

How can you not cast your vote today?

 

Our Forefathers laid their lives full down.

Cold and hungry Valley Forge found.

Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key,

Star Spangled Banner his eyes did see.

 

Oh beautiful waves of grain,

The right to VOTE came with pain.

Whether the Vote is red or blue,

Step up and embrace her,

American’s died for you.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

Photos captured at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Feature photo of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Photos by denisebalog©

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The Place called “Sent”

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“Then He anointed the man’s eyes with mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.”

“So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”

He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes, and said to me, “Go to Siloam and wash.”

So I went and washed and received my sight.” John 9:6-11 (ESV)

So what if all the world thinks you’re crazy, as you make your way to the place called “Sent”? All they can see is the “mud” on your eyes, BUT all you can hear is the Voice of Jesus saying, “Go”.

Remember you are,

“Anointed” saying as the “man born blind from birth,”

“One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see!” John 9:25

 

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Recovering Tears

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“To recover at

Your feet Lord.

Tears held back,

Feel so sweet.

Let them flow,

Let them flow.

My broken heart

Only You do know.

Recovering at Jesus’ feet.

For He loves much.”

 

“…and she began to wash His feet with her tears.” Luke 7:36 NKJV

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“You…put my tears into Your bottle.” Psalm 56:8 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

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Weaken Confidence – In A Word

What weakens confidence?

Hebrew word - Confidence - Batech
Hebrew word –
Confidence – Batech

The “twisting” between  

your “heart” and the

“Full Face” of Jesus!

Blows away, steals, strangles, destroy, kills... The "twisting" between your heart and the inner place of safety.
Blows away, steals, strangles, destroy, kills…
The “twisting” between your heart and

your fence of protection,

your inner place of safety,

Jesus

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV


Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.
Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face? Full Face of Jesus is what I see:)
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face? Full Face of Jesus is what I see:)

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27 


blessings,

denise

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The Word Speaks Peace

Pey – the Word Speaks.

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Word Picture – Mouth –

Pey - 17th Hebrew Letter Word Picture - Mouth Meaning - To speak, a word, to open, etnrance, the, command. Can you see the side of the face and the "mouth" open?
Pey – 17th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture – Mouth
Meaning – To speak, a word, to open, etnrance, the, command.
Can you see the side of the face and the “mouth” open?

 Numerical Value – Eighty


Methuselah – Genesis 5:25

“…when Methuselah had lived one hundred and eighty-seven years…”

He was the Grandfather of Noah, whose name means “rest”.

Eighty – richness, fatness, oil – shine. Used to anoint objects or kings!

Overall richness, strength (as a surplus above the perfect “seven”).

From the Strong’s Hebrew definition #8084 & #8083 of the first mention for “eighty”

Psalm Eighty One: 10 “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”


Noah…”And the dove came back to him (Noah) in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf.”  

 

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Pey – the Word speaks…

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with Peace.

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“God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” Genesis 9:17

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Peace on Earth

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Rainbow of the Sea of Galilee

 

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, 

but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”

John 3:17 ESV

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Dolphins Tune

Journal Note:

Cooler – about 3:00 a.m. a true North wind blew –

The dolphin wind chimes tinkled in tune to the

Coolness of the north wind. –

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“No west wind blew.

No east wind came.

The North wind echoed,

“There’s been a change!”

The South rose up and said,

“It’s still summer here!”

“Be gone cold wind,

It’s my time of year!”

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“I bring the warmth up from the west;

Dry desert winds that

Bake and test!”

“Go back from where, and

Whist you came,

“South” winds blow

Is still my name!!”

 

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Poem by denisebalog©

Enjoy your summer Saturday!

blessings,

denise

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Roar of the Blue

I woke up thinking about the green color of our swimming pool.

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My husband, armed with sanitizing items for war,

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is waging a fierce battle.

His mission,

to see the “blue!”

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“Good morning LORD!

Waking to thoughts of You.

Your not in the green,

Your in the blue!

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Clear and Sparkling.

Bright as Light.

Turning darkness

Into understanding sight.

 

Colors given one by one.

Gifts of rainbow from

The Son.

Remember Rainbow 2-20-11

Glorify Your Name in waves,

Colors singing,

and clouds parade!”

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I wondered, “What is the Hebrew definition for ‘blue’?”

An obscure idea of a “peeling off by concussion of sound”; a scale or shell (example a mussel) stemming from the unused root word “Shacal” which is the “roar of a lion”.

Blue – the roar of a lion.

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The Lion of Judah


Could it be,

the woman with the “issue of blood,” seeing Jesus passing by,

heard the “roar of the blue” from the hem of His garment?

Jesus would have worn something similar to this as His prayer shawl. The tassels is also known as the "wing" as in Malachi 4:2 "healing in its wings."
Jesus would have worn something similar to this as His prayer shawl. The tassels is also known as the “wing” as in Malachi 4:2 “healing in its wings.”

“The LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the people…and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments…and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner.” Numbers 15:37-38 (ESV)

On hearing, the “scales” fell from her eyes to see,

And reaching out, she touched her Healing.

“For she said to herself, ‘If I only touch His garment, I shall be made well. But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter, your faith has made you well.” Matthew 9:21-22


Hidden treasure in the word pictures of “Shacal” #7826 Strong’s

Sheen – smile

Sheen - 21st Hebrew letter. Word picture: Teeth or Fire Meaning: Smile, to consume, to feed on. Can you see the smile?
Sheen – 21st Hebrew letter.
Word picture: Teeth or Fire
Meaning: Smile, to consume, to feed on.
Can you see the smile?

Chet – full face

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face?
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face?

Lamed – Shepherd

Lamed - 12th Hebrew Letter Word picture - Staff or Rod. Shepherd, to learn, to accompany, Instruction, authority. Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?
Lamed – 12th Hebrew Letter
Word picture – Staff or Rod.
Shepherd, to learn, to accompany,
Instruction, authority.
Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?

“…Jesus turned around and saw her…”

The smile of the full face of the Shepherd

Jesus

He said, “…daughter…”


I’m seeing her smile too,

In the Roar of the Blue!

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The "blue" was from the cerulean mussel, the rare color was used to dye the tassels. This prayer shawl is an example only of what the "woman" would have been reaching to touch on Jesus's hem. I wept like a baby when I purchased this in a shop on the Sea of Galilee.

The “blue” was from the cerulean mussel, the rare color was used to dye the tassels. This prayer shawl is an example of what the “woman” would have been reaching to touch on Jesus’s hem.
I wept like a baby when I purchased this in a shop on the Sea of Galilee.

 

May you be blessed today with healing and well-being under the blue!

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Taste and See

I woke this morning ‘muttering” this verse…

“Oh, Taste and See that the

LORD is good;

Blessed is the man who

Trust in Him.” Psalm 34:8

 

“…Israel called its name manna…and the taste of it was like wafer made with honey.” Exodus 16:31

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“Taste and See

In the fatness

Of Your Word.

Rich and Full,

More than a

Hundred calories worth!”


Taste – Hebrew word – Ta’am #2938  – perceive – good discernment.

Ta’am or the Hebrew letters – Tet, Ayin, Mem

Taste and See in the Word Pictures….

ט  Tet – snake – encircle, wrap, twisting.

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: – 9th letter Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling

ע  Ayin – eye – to see, to know.

Ayin - 16th letter Word picture - Eye to see, to know, to experience, to understand.
Ayin – 16th letter
Word picture – Eye
to see, to know, to experience, to understand.

ם   Mem – water – movement, Holy Spirit

Mem - 13th Hebrew letter Word picture - Water Meaning - waters, flow, Holy Spirit Can you see the "wave" on the top of the letter? (One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)
Mem – 13th Hebrew letter
Word picture – Water
Meaning – waters, flow, Holy Spirit
Can you see the “wave” on the top of the letter?
(One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)

 Taste and See…

-Wrapping your eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit!-

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Yardinet Baptism site – Jordan River, Israel

And NOT the snake…

Do not look at the twisting chaos of his wake!! –

 

The snake is all around us…but I want to Wrap my eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit Who is with us wherever we go!!

Thank You Jesus for your finished work of the Cross!


“This Book…shall not depart from your mouth…meditate in it day and night…observe…for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  Be strong and courageous. Do not be frighten, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you whenever you go.” Joshua 1:8 (ESV)


 “Bless my hand as I

Knead the dough.

Your Holy Spirit

Is my Guide

As I follow Your flow.”


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Jesus Calling Devotional – June 28th

 When I opened the Jesus Calling Devotional book after this time with the Lord, I about fell out!!

May you Taste and See the Holy Spirit’s movement in all the good plans He has for each of you, in Jesus Holy Name!! Amen!!


Poems by denisebalog©

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Lifter of my head

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“Pencil, book, back in hand.

Praise You LORD,

The Great “I AM”.

Lift me up for mercy’s sake;

Open wide Your heaven’s gate.

All good treasures stored for me;

Adventure is my destiny!”

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“But You, O LORD,

Are a Shield about me,

My glory, and the

Lifter of my head.”

Psalm 3:3 (ESV)


 

Not on an actual “vacation” or “journey” right now, but I am VERY excited about the path and adventure He is leading me on …

My morning path...
My morning path…

 

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

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A New Song of Heart!

The Lord “Who makes all things new” has caused a new song of Hope to rise up in my heart!!

I was really suffering with indecision and doubt of my future plans.

During quiet time, the Holy Spirit brought a woman who within the past 24 hours and a long period of waiting and lost hope, literally had received a heart transplant. As I prayed for her wellbeing and all the complications and difficulties of a delicate surgery…

The Lord spoke to me…

Just like when I put a “new heart” in you, if your BODY rejects it – it dies!!!

I know what the Word has been speaking to my “spirit” man, but as Paul says, my “body” has been warring with my spirit!! I can either accept the Word of Life or reject it!!!

(I won’t say die, because I know Jesus will continue to walk with me even when I am not strong enough to “walk in the spirit” and let my body lead me the long way around.)

Praise Jesus for His Faithfulness – Mercy and Grace!!!

SO…After a LONG season of drought, He has opened the eyes of my heart to see the “new” in the plans and purpose He has for my life!

I look forward to what lies ahead…

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“Just when I put my

“Hope” away,

You reached down and

Spoke,

“This is the day that the Lord has made;

Let us rejoice in it!” Psalm 118:24”

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“…I will…speak tenderly to her.

And there I will give her her vineyards

And make the Valley of Achor a

Door of Hope.”

Hosea 2:14-15 (ESV)

 

Blessings!

Denise


Poem by denisebalog©

The first almond blossoms are a sign of a blessings! Zippori, Israel. The town of Mary's Grandparents. A few miles walking distance from Nazareth.
The first almond blossoms are a sign of a blessings! Zippori, Israel. The town of Mary’s Grandparents. A few miles walking distance from Nazareth.

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Pregnant Hope

“Good morning LORD,

Waking me as

You do.

Pregnant with

“Hope”,

Expectations based in You!

 

Not looking to my feet,

Covered in the dust and dirt;

“Looking unto Jesus!”

In Him alone I trust!”

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“Those who know Your Name will put their trust in You;

For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.”

Psalm 9:10 NKJV

 

“…and let us run…looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith…”

Hebrews 12:2 NKJV


Poem prayer by denisebalog©

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Bayou Bill – Remembering Tropical Depression “Bill” – One Year Ago

Cow rescued.

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Like many, my family and I ventured to the Bayou to see for ourselves the rising waters resulting from Tropical Depression “Bill”.

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Instead of the depression surrounding this devastating weather event, we witness

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American values, respect, and bravery.

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Neighbors helping neighbors saving livestock, livelihoods and demonstrating who we are Americans.

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“This Nation under God” – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address and inscribed on Lincoln Memorial


Photos captured by denisebalog 6/18/15

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The “Certain Woman”

“How do you walk in the Spirit?”

The question they inquire to know.

Asking myself,

“Where am I in the story?”

And allowing my spirit to go.

 

I traveled from the land of Moab,

All the way to Naomi’s’ Bethlehem.

Gleaning in Boaz’s field, and

Eating bread from my

Kinsman Redeemer’s hand.

 

In the hill country of Ephraim,

Like Hannah,

I’ve cried out to God for a son.

He heard my prayer of sorrow,

And caught my

“tears in a bottle”

Each one.

 

I’ve been the “Certain Woman” with

A dab of oil left to spare.

He stepped into my land of lack,

Multiplying my vessels right there.

 

Like David,

 “Ascending the Mount of Olives,

Weeping, barefoot and head covered in shame;

Looking on me with

Compassion,

Turned and restored my reign.

Gently reminding me, once again,

I’m a daughter of the King

In His Name.

 

So where am I in this story?

LORD let Your Word show me the way.

I’m in need of Your direction and solace,

Let Your Holy Spirit guide me today.

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“Come away by yourself

And rest a while”

Sit with Me,

Here by My side.

For My words are

Wisdom and knowledge.

And in Me your

Perfect Peace does reside.”

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Scripture stories from

The Book of Ruth

1 Samuel 1 & 2

Psalm 56:8

2 Kings 4:1-7

2 Samuel 15:30


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“Come away by yourselves

To a desolate place and rest a while.”

Mark 6:31-32 (ESV)


“You keep him in

Perfect Peace

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3


Photos and Poem by denisebalog©

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Stirred Colors of Hope

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“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!”

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“LORD, you are my God;

I will exalt You and praise Your Name,

For in perfect faithfulness

You have done wonderful things,

Things planned long ago.”

Isaiah 25:1 NIV

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“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©

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Grace Way – Through the Waters

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“Grace Way

The place where the two ways meet.

Following in Your footsteps;

Keeping tuned to

Your heart beat.”

 

“Now this is what the LORD says,

“Do not fear, for I have

Redeemed you;

I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

I will be with you when you pass through the waters,

And when you pass through the rivers,

They will not overwhelm you.

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You will not be scorched when you walk

Through the fire,

And the flame will not burn you…

I AM the LORD…”

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Isaiah 43:1-2 (HCSB)


 

Poem by denisebalog©

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Sit Alone in Silence

What keeps a blogger from checking in, posting a thought or sharing their heart for an extended period of time?

For me, coming through the politics, State and local, as an Elementary secretary in Public school.

“Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him…” Lamentations 3:28 (ESV)

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This “season” is over and summer now stretches wide before me.

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Sunday evening, I logged in and went about the neighborhood visiting friends and fellow bloggers I haven’t heard from in a long time.

Reading comments and linking through to new neighbors I would have otherwise never had the pleasure of meeting.

It has been said, posting comments is so “time consuming”; this is true.

BUT, without the time invested to learn about each other,

I would have missed the blessings of encouragement,

Stirred desire to write,

And the lifting up of my heart from

“…straining at rowing, for the wind was against them” Mark 6:48

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THANK YOU FOR WELCOMING ME BACK WITH OPEN ARMS

AND NEIGHBORLY LOVE!

 I truly enjoy sharing my heart,

and being inspired as you share yours. 

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 I am blessed to belong to this neighborhood we call WordPress, and

look forward to spending summer days reading about you!

Blessings,

denise

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Abundant Son!

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“Bits and pieces

Of the past.

Sun is out!

Gone at last!”

 

“for everything there is a season…”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

“But I have trusted in Your mercy;

My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

I will sing to the LORD,

Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

Psalm 13:5 & 6 (NKJV)


poem by denisebalog

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Arlington – In Memory of our Fallen

Arlington 

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“Americans they come.

We’re drawn here

One by one.

To walk the past,

Revealed in paths

Its quietness resides.

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On hallowed ground

We stand surround

By soldiers side by side.

The tunes of Taps

Forever last,

The bugle’s notes do cry.

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There’s valor here

And honor too;

The tomb of the Unknown.

A mother’s son or daughter,

Our nation’s fallen one.

Each lie in rest,

They are the best.

Their fighting now is done.

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Arlington

On sacred ground,

American flags do fly.

The carriage wheel,

The swords of steel,

Horses passing by.

To tunes of Taps

In sorrow past,

The Bugler’s note do cry.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

Photo by denisebalog taken in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Kneading Bowl of Blessings

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“Stepping into a

New “season” in life,

Anoint my head;

Remove the strife.

 

Bless my hands and order my steps;

Each one according to

Your Word direct.

Bless my basket and

Kneading bowl.

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Bring time of rest;

Refreshment for soul.

 

Let each day be an

Opportunity for joy.

Deep in the valley,

Or tambourine view;

Singing out thankfulness

And

Glorifying You!”

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“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

Blessed shall you be when you come in,

And blessed shall you be when you go out.”

Deuteronomy 28:5&6 (ESV)


Poem by denisebalog©

 

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Summer Song

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“Good bye from here.

It’s been a year,

To sing a song and

Shed a tear.

We wish you well,

Our hearts do tell.

We send you off,

“It’s been swell!

 

Good bye our friends and

Little ones.

We send our love and

Joy along.

“Enjoy your days!”

Our hearts do say.

As we stand again,

For one last wave.”

 

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Poem by denisebalog©

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Where Two Ways Meet

“Take me to Jerusalem,

Your city named for

Peace.

The place where

Crossroads cross,

And the street

Where two ways meet.

 

One leads to change;

It will never be the same.

And the other;

Through Your gate,

The place where my feet

Walk by faith.”


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Stoned lined street leading to the Upper Room location. Could this have been the same path Peter and John would have taken when Jesus told them to “Go your way into the village…” Mark 11:2 KJV

“And when they came nigh to Jerusalem…

At the mount of Olives,

He sendeth forth two of His disciples,

And saith unto them,

Go your way…And if any man

Say unto you,

Why do ye this?

Say ye that the

Lord hath need of him…

And they went their way, and

Found the colt tied by the door without

In a place where two ways met;

And they loose him…

And they said unto them

Even as Jesus had commanded:

And they let them go.”

Mark 11:1-5 (KJV)


 Poem by denisebalog©

 

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I am a Galilean

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“I am a Galilean.

For You found me by the shore.

Waiting,

Watching,

Desiring,

With my heart,

so much more.

In Your Faithful love,

You stepped inside my sea.

Reaching out Your hand, and

Whispered,

“Follow Me.”

 

Yes, I am a Galilean,

I walked the shores with You.

Safely You protect me,

as my

Heart and feet,

“Follow” You.”

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View of the Sea of Galilee

“Then He saw them straining at rowing,

 for the wind was against them…

But immediately He spoke to them and said,

“Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

And he got into the boat with them,

and the wind ceased.

And they were utterly astounded.”

Mark 6:48-51

The Sea of Galilee


poem by denisebalog©

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Wisdom’s Gate

Gate looking into the Garden of Gethsemane
Gate into the Garden of Gethsemane

“Thank You LORD for

anointing my head.

Let me stop;

Not rush ahead.

Breath,

Pause,

the day can wait.

Speak to me at

Wisdom’s gate.”

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Bethlehem

“Blessed is the one who listens to Me,

Watching daily at My gates,

Waiting beside My doors.”

Proverbs 8:34 (ESV)

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Doorway in courtyard at Saint Catarinae in Bethlehem

 “You keep him in perfect peace

whose mind is stayed on You.” Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

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Jerusalem

 poem by denisebalog©

photos captured in Israel by denisebalog

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Blessed is the Nurse – Celebrating National Nurses Day

Especially for all the Nurses in my life.
“LORD on this day of prayer,

Bless the “Day of Nurses” everywhere.

Their helping hands,

Caring hearts;

Dressed for healing from the start.

Blessed is she who cares for the ill.

Strength and dignity are her fill.

Strengthen each with wisdom and might.

Continue strong,

Women in white!”

Discovered today, my Nana was a Nurse at Williamsburg Hospital, Virginia! Thanks Cousin for sharing the photo!!
Discovered today, my Nana was a Nurse at Williamsburg Hospital, Virginia! Thanks Cousin for sharing the photo!!

“She is far more precious than jewels…

She rises while it is yet night…

She dresses herself with strength and

Makes her arms strong.

She opens her hand to the poor

And reaches out her hands to the needy.

Strength and dignity are her clothing…

Many women have done excellently,

But you surpass them all.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her works praise her in the gates.”

Proverbs 31:1-31 (ESV)


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A funny in Elementary…

Miss Cheryl (in the blue) and I dressed up for the Fall Carnival. I borrowed the traditional “white” nurses uniform from a friend. The kids, Pre-K through 5th grade, DID NOT HAVE A CLUE of what I was supposed to be dressed up as!!!

Kids today are familiar with “scrubs”!! Oh we laughed and laughed! Here we thought we were so “smart,” and the kids looked at us like we were crazy!! Gotta love Elementary!! 

poem by denisebalog

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Gift of Play

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“Thank You LORD for the day of rest;

From Your hand the very best.

Sunshine day,

Lights the way.

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Recovering from travel play.

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Suitcases emptied,

Cloths washed up.

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Freely given from Your cup.

Restoration,

Healing too.

A day of blessings;

A gift from You.”

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“You observe my travels

And my rest;

You are aware of all my ways…

You have encircled me;

You have placed Your hand on me.

This extraordinary knowledge is beyond me.”

Psalm 139:4-5 (HCSB)


poem by denisebalog©

 

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Staff in Hand

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“To travel once more to the Holy Land.

Walking the dirt; staff in hand.

Mind prepared, and heart in shape;

Take us again to the Jaffa Gate!”

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“They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion,

And they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord…

The young women rejoice in the dance,

And the young men and the old shall be merry.”

Jeremiah 31:12:13 (ESV)

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Photos captured February 2011 at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem.

poem by denisebalog©

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Passover Moon

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Passover Moon

“Passover – let the death angel Passover LORD.

Apply the Lamb’s Blood to the house.

His Precious Blood atoning;

Cry out His Victory Shout!”

 

“The LORD roars from Zion,

And utters His voice from Jerusalem,

And the heavens and the earth quake.

But the LORD is a refuge to His people,

A stronghold to the people of Israel.”

Joel 3:16 (ESV)

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Jerusalem
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The Difference to Know

 

“Some things He gives are for me.

Other Words are especially for you.

I pray daily to know the difference,

As He guides between the two.”

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“…the Spirit of truth…He will guide you into all truth…He will glorify Me, for He will take what is Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-14 (ESV)

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Daniel – The Right Hand of Favor – Yood

“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.” Daniel 10: Verse 10

This was the verse that opened my eyes to see the Hebrew letters.

“a hand touched me…”


 

Yood - 10th letter Word Picture: Closed (right) hand Meaning: Work, a deed, to make, effort
Yood – 10th letter
Word Picture: Closed (right) hand
Meaning: Work, a deed, to make, effort

Yood – Is the smallest of the Hebrew letters but very significant.

It can represent:

“the hand of God”

“the work of God”

“the favor of God by His hand”

Jesus spoke,

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew Chapter 10:29

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Matthew Chapter 10 – Ten

Nothing is insignificant to the Father. So much so, Jesus also said,

“For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18

He was speaking about the letter Yood.


It’s numerical value is 10. The number 10 represents order:

The Ten Commandments

The 10 generations of Adam to Noah.

God delivered Israel by the 10 plagues.

A minyan (a group of 10 men) is required for prayer in the synagogue.


“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.” 

Daniel had the “hand of God” lift him up.

God gave Daniel favor – Daniel 1:9

Yood is the right hand – or the hand of favor, by lifting Daniel up.

God was “working” on Daniel’s behalf.


“Strength and comfort commonly come by degrees to those that have been long cast down and disquieted; they are first helped up a little, and then more. After two days he will review us, and then the third day he will raise us up. And we must not despise the day of small things, but be thankful for the beginning of mercy.” quote by Matthew Henry 


 

God does not,

despise our small frames,

or trembling knees.

He extends His hand of

love and favor.

Picking us up from despair;

depression;

sickness;

loneliness;

and with His mighty

right hand works on our behalf!


And like the “Feature photo” of a tambourine depicting Miriam, the sister of Aaron, who took a tambourine in her hand, went out (with all the women) singing and dancing after the LORD, Who (with a Mighty hand) brought back the waters of the Sea.

Delivering the people from the ten plagues and bondage. Exodus 15:19


 

“On the days when I feel small,

Fighting the battle on my own.

I remember,

You are my Deliverer;

With Mighty Closed Hand of

Yood!”


 

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Yood – the 10th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.


“Your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy…

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake…

Your stretched out Your right hand;

The earth swallowed them.” Exodus 15:6-9 (ESV)

View of the Dead Sea from Masada - Israel

View of the Dead Sea from Masada – Israel

May His Right hand of Favor deliver you today!! 

blessings,

denise

 

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Beloved Sleep

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“For You give Your beloved sleep.

Making me to lie down in green pastures.

Resting by the sandal of Your feet.

Quenching the thirsting of my soul with

Fresh waters of Your drink.

Leading me by the Comfort of Your side;

In Your Peace and healing, my body does revive.

Feasting upon the abundance of Your Bread.

Tension far removed.

Your Words of Life are

Refreshment for my head.”

 

“In is vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,

Eating the bread of anxious toil;

For He gives to His beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2 (ESV)

 

“In returning and rest you shall be saved;

In quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 (ESV)

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poem by denisebalog©

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Gentle Whisper

“As a gentle whisper oh so near,

Your Voice alone,

I long to hear.

As blooming bud upon the tree,

My soul alone,

I wait for Thee.”

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“I wait for the LORD;

My soul waits,

And in His Word I hope;

My soul waits for the Lord…”

Psalm 130:5 ESV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

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Daniel surrounded in Peace

Nine in Scripture speaks of the Holy Spirit.

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Nine gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12:1-10

Nine fruits of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22


 

“It takes the Holy Spirit to understand,

The depth of treasures

Written by Your hand.”

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The Ninth letter “Tet” has a meaning of “surround”.

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as in the “twisting” of a vine growing up towards the light.

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Or the “encircling” to keep something together, and loose ends from falling apart.

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I especially like this example – the “twisting” of braided Easter bread with icing on top! Sweet!


 

 

The Ninth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is the word picture of a “snake”.

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling

Definitely NOT my favorite word picture.

But, as much as I do not like the picture or the idea of a “snake”, there is still no denying the existence of evil.

Hence, even in the letters, “Tet” can be used to help give understanding and wisdom in the “spiritual” and “natural” realm.


 

 

What of Daniel in verse 9 of Chapter 10? 

“Then I heard the sound of his words, I fell on my face in deep sleep with my face to the ground. 

Daniel was “encircled, surrounded” in a deep sweet sleep!

For Daniel, in the context of the retelling of his story, he has just seen the full face of Jesus in verse eight – Chet.

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Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

He didn’t fall into the “encircling” or “twisted” fear of the “snake”;

But into the sweet sleep of the beloved as one who has seen

And felt the surrounding peace of the beauty of Christ.


 

If you are tossing, “twisting”, and

feel as if your loose ends are coming apart;

May you as one who hears,

“the sound of His words…”

“I have come that (you) may have life, and that (you) may have it abundantly.” John 10:10 

“Encircle” your thoughts and mind to

love of Jesus

Who wore the “twisted” vine of thorns

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to give you peace, free from fear 

“He gives His beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2

for He is the

Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Good night and God bless!

denise


 

poem by denisebalog

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Lifter of Life

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“He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.” Isaiah 53:3


“Sickness is such a waste.

Disappointed makes its bed.

“Your mercies are new every morning.”

Bringing Life,

The “oil of gladness”,

To what was once dead!”

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“But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,

My glory and the

One who lifts up my head.” Psalm 3:3 (NKJV)


 

 poem by denisebalog©

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Whom is this…Daniel’s Vision in Eighth Letter – Chet

Returning to see the beauty of Jesus illuminated

through the Hebrew Alphabet word pictures

in Daniel Chapter 10.


 

Our next letter is the Eighth letter Chet.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

The letter looks like a fence. Can you see it?

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Protection, to separate…

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So how the heck does it represent the “full-face”?

Well…

If the Nineteenth letter – Koof

Is the “back of the head” of a man or person”

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Koof – 19th Hebrew letter
Word Picture: Back of the head.
Meaning: Behind, the last, to embrace a “knowing”, final

And

Reysh - 20th Hebrew Letter Word Picture: Head (of a man) Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Reysh – 20th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture: Head (of a man)
Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.

The Twentieth letter is the “side” view of a man or a person

Then in makes sense, “Chet” is the front view of a person.

And the person I am looking to find in Scripture is Jesus!


 

“…for she said to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will be made well.”

Jesus turned, and seeing her He said,

“Take heart, daughter, your faith has made you well.” Matthew 9:21-22

Jesus turned and she saw His full-face.


 

Jumping into the 8th verse in Daniel…what did Daniel see?

Daniel retelling his story in Chapter 10…“So I was left alone and saw this great vision, and no strength was left in me. My radiant appearance was fearfully changed, and I retained no strength. Daniel Chapter 10: verse 8

Daniel saw the face of Jesus – private vision, full face of Jesus.

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 Inner-room, 
private, full-face vision of Jesus!

In Scripture,

Protection – Eight people were saved aboard Noah’s Ark.

Covenant – Jesus was taken up to the Temple for dedication on the eighth day.

Kingship – David, a man after God’s own heart was the Eighth son of Jesse.

Joyous – the Feast of Booths is celebrated for Eight days.

Ministry – Aaron, the high priest was called by Moses on the Eighth day of preparation.


 

I pray as we continue through Daniel in Chapter 10, 

your eyes would be opened to see the 

beauty of Jesus in Old Testament prophecy of Daniel.


blessings,

denise

 

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Woven Threads of Red

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“Run the cord of Red,

Threads woven of

“He said”.

Illuminate His Light,

In shades of Wonder and Delight.

 

Holy, Holy, Holy

Is He.

Rejoice!

Christ has Risen!

He set the captives free!”

 

“Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” Revelation 5:12 (ESV)

“To Him Who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” Revelation 5:13 (ESV)

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Blessings for a Joyful Easter!! 

 denise

Poem by denisebalog©

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Love Stepped Forward

“The oil pressed,

Blood poured out.

Love stepped forward.

In Him,

No doubts.”

 

“…He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley,

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where there was a garden…

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Judas having procured a band of soldiers…went there…

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With lanterns and torches and weapons.

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Jesus knowing all that would happen to Him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus said to them, “I AM”… they drew back and fell to the ground.” John 18:1-8 (ESV)

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Photos captured in Jerusalem

Poem by denisebalog

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The Garden Pressed

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“I thank You Lord, for the Garden;

I thank You for the press.

I thank for Your Body,

When all the others left.

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I thank you for the Blood.

Drops of fear shed

One by one.

I thank You for Your staying,

When the others chose to run.

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I thank You for Your Love,

Reaching out, finding me.

Redeeming from the curse,

Your Sacrifice set me free!”

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“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane…sit here while I go over there to pray…He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed…”My soul is swallowed up in sorrow – to the point of death…He fell facedown and prayed.” Matthew 26:36-39 HCSB


 

 Photos captured in Jerusalem

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Poem by denisebalog

 

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In Confidence shall be your strength

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I woke this morning thinking about Jesus’ week. Recalling, Tuesday if my memory is right, was the day Scripture was “quiet” about Jesus’ activities. No mention at all.

I wondered if Jesus, knowing all that was coming in the next few days, chose to stay in Bethany with His friends and disciples on last “quiet” day. A place of rest.

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV

The ESV uses the word “trust” in place of “confidence.

The Hebrew word is #982

Batech – visualize the letters in order.

Bet – Heart

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

Tet – Snake or the coiling or twisting and surrounding

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling

Chet – Fence – protection, inner place, and looking straight at the letter – the full-face of Jesus.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

What weakens,

Blows away,

Loosen,

Strangles,

Steals,

Destroys,

And

Kills our “confidence” and strength?

Looking at the letters,

The “twisting”

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling

the “snake” the “choking” place between our HEART

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

and the FULL FACE, Inner protection of Jesus.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

Confidence – the place between our heart and Jesus.

“In quietness and confidence/trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15


 

So I think as Jesus spent the day “quiet”, I’m going to “guard my heart” in His inner protection and strength, trusting in the One Who went all the way to the Cross for me.

blessings today my friends and neighbors.

denise

Light Will Shine on Your Ways

“Season of beginnings

And brand new.

But first;

Graduation’s path of time to embrace, and

Walk on through.”

 

“You will decide on a matter, and it

Will be established for you, and

Light will shine on your ways.”

Job 22:28 (ESV)

 

“For everything there is a season…

A time to be born,

A time to plant,

A time to heal,

A time to laugh,

A time to dance,

A time to embrace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-6

 

Celebrating our Son’s High School Graduation today!

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Treasure Store

“Crumbs of yesterday filling plates;

An empty state.

Open up Your treasure store;

Rain down Manna from Heaven’s door. “

 

“It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat…

Each one is to gather as much as he needs…

He who gathered much did not have too much, and

He who gathered little did not have too little.

Each gathered as much as he needed.” Exodus 16:15-18 (NIV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Like a Lamb Brought Forth

“…like a lamb that was led to slaughter…”Isaiah 53:7

The Hebrew definition of this Scripture can be translated as this:

“…like an animal, He was pushed out, brought forth with pomp, to be butchered.”

– The cost of this road is becoming far to clear. My whole being wants to turn away, hid my eyes, close my mind. To turn away now, was not an option for Jesus, the Perfect Lamb of God Who was slain for me. –

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“He set His “face like flint”,

determined onward, 

He freely went.”

 “Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection”, page 24, Denise Balog

Available on Amazon

 

Heart to Understand

 

Lord may my,

“Mind to be opened,

Ear to hear,

Heart to understand;

Hand to receive,

Foot to stand.

For on bended knee in the Garden,

You fulfilled the Father’s plan.”

 

“For I have come down from heaven,

Not to do my own will but

The will of Him Who sent me.” John 6:38

 

Morning prayer poem by denisebalog©

Photos captured in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel

You Are Our Delight

In honor of heading to a Women’s Conference Event in Wichita Falls, TX

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!” Psalm 34:4

This day plan long

Before time understood.

Your will,

Your desire,

Your plans for our lives.

Call me after You Lord Jesus,

You are our delight!”

 

“I sought the LORD

And He heard me,

And delivered me from

All my fears.

They look to Him and were radiant,

And their faces were not ashamed.”

Psalm 34:8 NKJV

Shaking my tambourine!! Whooohooo!!

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

In Fullness Know

“Measure the yeast,

Raise the dough.

Fine Grain Flour

Of Your Fullness

You do bestow

“Grace upon Grace”

And in Your Light

We have come to

See,

Believe, and

Know.”

 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

And we behold His glory,

The glory of the Only begotten of the Father,

Full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:14 NKJV

 

 

“When anyone brings a grain offering as an offering to the LORD,

his offering shall be of

Fine Flour…

It is a most Holy part of the LORD’s food offering.” Leviticus 2:1 & 3 ESV

 

 “I AM the Bread of Life.” John 6:33

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Movement of Tent

“To move our tents

Beneath the “terebinth’ tree,

To live in the land

You have given to me.

Separate myself from the

World of “Lot” and flesh.

Looking forever upward;

For in You

Is my dwelling and the rest.”

 

“And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him,

“Lift your eye now and look from the place where you are –

Northward, southward,

Eastward, and westward,

 

 

For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever…

Arise and walk through the land its

Length and width for I give it to you.

 

 

 

Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre.”

Genesis 13:14-18 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Intercession’s Gate

Prayer garden in the Garden of Gethsemane.

“Words are prayers

Sent forth in faith.

Shepherd waiting at

Intercession’s Gate.

Hearing utterances

Of those You know;

Moving powerfully to bestow.

Peace,

Healing,

Action wide.

Intercession,

Your Holy Stride!”

 

“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost

Those who come to God through Him,

Since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

Hebrews 7:25 NKJV

 

“I AM the Door…I have come that they may have life,

And that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

 

Photos captured in the prayer garden next to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.

Wisdom’s Rest

“Arise let us go from here.” John 14:31

“Entering into Sunday’s rest.

What this week holds

Jesus knows best.

Begin the day at His feet;

Protection,

Counsel,

And Wisdom

He does bequeath.”

 

Peace I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you;

Not as the world gives do I give you.

Let not your hearts be troubled,

Neither let it be afraid…

Arise let us go from here.”

John 14:27 & 31 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Restoring Oil

“The pain subsides,

In passing time.

New day dawns,

Restores the oil.”

 

“Therefore we do not lose heart.

Even though our outward man is perishing,

Yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

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