Treasures of Time

“A journal,

A journal,

More than a book.

Pages to turn,

Places to look.

Concealed inside

Are treasures of time.

A place to return

In Holy Land stride.

Memories and


Thoughts far too deep

To absorb all at once,

So in writing we keep.

Days and hours of

The trip to enjoy.

Returning once more,

To our

Promise Land joy!”




 This photo was captured of me by a fellow traveler as I was writing in my journal at the Dead Sea – 2011. 


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs captured on both the 2011 trip and 2014 to Israel.


Author: DeniseBalog

Denise Balog is a southern Oklahoma based photographer specializing in high school seniors and families.

7 thoughts on “Treasures of Time”

  1. Beautiful, Denise! I tried to keep a journal on my most recent trip… but I got really sick with bronchitis and so ultimately let the journal drop in favor of going to bed early in order to get well. Sigh. I wish I had been able to journal; it is such a gift when you return home and still have all the detailed memories! Hugs!

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    1. Oh Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about your getting sick while traveling. I am scheduled Friday to go to Doctor’s to get some meds to take with me for precaution. Journalling while up in Galilee is a bit easier because of the space between each site. Jerusalem is a challenge. This trip I am hoping to do a bit more people watching, ear listening and time to breath in the fragrance of the City. Hence, sitting on the bench while others go down the tunnels and such. As always, thank you for stopping by to see me:)


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