I Woke Up As A Dead Man

Dear WordPress friends and neighbors,

I’ve laid low for two weeks.

Going back to work after spending the summer writing

and doing what I want to do has been really hard.

Add a “life” decision in the mix,

and my mind and hand

could not pick-up a thought or my pencil.

Encouraged by fellow neighbor, Butterfly Mind


and her desire to write,

good or bad, she’s committed to write.

I too, share where I left off.

Journal note…I wrote this poem after

waking from making a “life” decision

that made “sense” to all around,

But me.

Clearly, not His will for my path,

I was eating from the wrong “tree”.

“I woke up as a dead man.

No breath within my bones.

Numbness filled my body.

No light of morning song.

Darkness encompassed around me.

I was a man forever gone.

I woke up as a dead man..
I woke up as a dead man..

But then…

You reached out to

Save me.

A “Word” written just for me.

Reminding of the promise,

To eat from Your “life” tree.

Blood returned to circulate.

My heart began to race.

Instead of sorrow and


The shining Light of

Your Grace!”

Shining Light of Grace!
Shining Light of Grace!

Poem by denisebalog

“Awake, you who sleep,

Arise from the dead,

And Christ will give

You Light.”

Ephesians 5:14 (NKJV)

ps: with “pencil” in hand, 

I plan on sharing!

Author: DeniseBalog

Author and Photographer who enjoys writing about Jesus and sharing photographs to illuminate His beauty.

17 thoughts on “I Woke Up As A Dead Man”

    1. You are welcome. The Word brought me back to “walking in the Light” in Psalm 56:13 this morning. I was struck by its placement and wording. Asking myself, seeking knowledge, what exactly does the word “walk” mean? Work time now, can’t wait to get home to go searching for “walking” in the Light! My steps feel “lighter” already:) blessings for a wonderful day:) denise. Thank you for visiting as we make our way through each day in the Light:)

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  1. Good morning, Denise!
    It is a good morning, with the light of His grace shining full on you!
    I am happy to hear you’re back and I’m looking forward to reading more of your beautiful reflections.
    I abandon my editor mode and mix my metaphors to let my heart encourage you —
    The Shepherd of your soul carries you, and your fellow pilgrims are here, walking with you along the path.
    (That is really a terrible mix, isn’t it? Yet it’s all so, so, so true!)

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  2. Wow…an amazing neighbour who encouraged you Denise.
    From this writing, I can see there really has been a major “event/decision”. Very powerful and love the words, “Blood return to circulate”.
    May God give you His strength.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I do not know and can’t tell from your lovely photo what season of life you are currently journeying. I read your poems and expression of creativity and marvel at your journey and sense the ups and downs. Truly I can say that there is no amount of money that can replace LIVE EXPERIENCE. Every twist, turn, heartache and revelation is weaving a glorious tapestry. I went to an amazing gathering of Christians in my home state this past weekend. Heard a marvellous story of a 100 year old lady who opened her FIRST art exhibition this month. When she was in her 40’s she thought ‘life suks…it is too difficult.’ She is now soaring when others may think she’s past it. We were told 40-50 you still struggle. 50-60 it settles. 60+ you are now a GENERAL – nothing life can throw at you can take you down. You have certainty of identity and a massive Shield of Faith. May God pour His Grace on your journey and ever inspire and encourage. (you are in my prayers as part of my Thursday commitment).

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    1. Thank you Faye! Your words speak a confirmation in my heart of what His Word speaks to me:) I thank you for your encouragement and prayers. I am entering a new “season”. With nervous anticipation I can feel the Word beckoning me to trust in His faithfulness, and get ready to step out on the water:) blessings Faye, denise


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