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


“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


Progress a bit slower today.




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




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


“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.


Perfect weekend to be Thankful and reclaim what was lost.


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


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,

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

Whisper Goodbye

“Treasures await

In the morning dawn.

Dividing the colors

Across the lawn.

In the briefest of moments,

In a twinkle of sky;

Pastels greet the sun

And whisper’s “goodbye”.”


“The God said,

“Let there be lights in the firmament

Of the heavens to divide the

Day and the night…”Genesis 1:14 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photography by denisebalog©2017

Longing for the Promise

“The sweetest thing in all my life

Has been the longing – to reach

The Mountain, to find the place where all

The beauty came from…my country,

The place where I ought to have been born.

Do you think it all meant nothing,

All the longing?

The longing for home?

 For indeed it now feels

Not like going,

But like going back.”

Quote by C. S. Lewis


November 18, 2017

Two months until departure.

“Not like going,

But like going back.”


“Draw me to Your Presence;

The soaring in the sky.

Lifted up in faith,

As I wave my family “Goodbye”.

Return me to the place of

Miracles and Sea;

For in the Land of Promise

Is where I “long” to be.”


“And David said with “longing”

“Oh, that someone would give me a drink of water

From the well of Bethlehem,

Which is by the gate.”

2 Samuel 23:15 NKJV


Looking towards Bethlehem

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2011 in Israel

Laughter Ahead

“Oh how I laughed

When I heard what

You said,

‘The vision awaits,

“Though it tarries,”

Keep looking ahead.’


Then one day without

Knowing its time;

You opened the door,

To the impossible,

By Your Faithful design.”


“By faith Sarah herself also received strength

To conceive seed,

And she bore a child when she was past the age,

Because she judged

Him Faithful Who had promised.”

Hebrews 11:11 NKJV


“Write the vision

And make it plain on tablets,

That he may run who read its.

For the vision is yet for an

Appointed time;

But at the end it will speak,

And it will not lie.

Though it tarries, wait for it;

Because it will surely come,

It will not tarry.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV


Week 2 – Day 3 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

Rest and Abide

“While (I) was still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6

“By His Blood I am justified.

Not by toil, work or strive.

With His last breath Jesus cried,

“It is finished!”

Be at peace with God;

Rest and abide.”


“So when Jesus had received the sour wine,

He said, “It is finished!”

And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” John 19:30 NKJV


“You are already clean because of the Word

Which I have spoken to you.

Abide in Me,

And I in you.

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,

Unless it abides in the Vine,

Neither can you,

Unless you abide in Me.”

John 15:3:4 NKJV


Week 2, Day 2 – Bible Study

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

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos by denisebalog©2014 – Jerusalem, Israel


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