She asked again, “What do you seek?”

As the countdown to a real life journey next week to Jerusalem,

May I share the desire of what I seek in the new year 2018.

May you each be blessed in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ as we continue to purse and be sought by Him.


She asked again,

“What do you seek?”


“I seek a trust,

As between a

Husband and wife.

The maturity to stand firm

Amidst the chaos of life.


The desire to blush,

As a new, young bride,

Listening as my Bridegroom

Whispers by my side.


Faith that doesn’t question,

And doubt

Every time I hear the enemy going about.

Confidence to know,

You’ll work it all out for my good;

Even when I’m wrong or I’ve misunderstood.


May I seek to know

More of Your ways.

Faith to depend


In Your Faithfulness

During the darkest of days.

For in You,

Christ Jesus,

Is the fullness of Life.

For I am blessed to know,

You call me

Your wife.”


“And as a Bridegroom rejoices over the bride,

So shall your God rejoice over you.” Isaiah 62:5 NKJV


“I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3 NKJV


“As a Bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,

And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2014 in Jaffa, Israel

Morning Wings

“Can I rise in time to see the sky?

Blink the blush from morning eyes?

Or will the clouds

Conceal the view

For uniquely theirs and

Only You?”

“In my distress I called upon the LORD,

And cried out to my God;

He heard my voice… and

He flew upon the wings of the wind…

He delivered me because He delighted in me.”

Psalm 18:6-19 NKJV

Song of David to the LORD on the day

He “delivered him from all his enemies and the hand of Saul.”


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

Calling the Heart

“What season lies ahead in December?

Calling the heart to remember?

Christmas and bells,

Sights and the smells;

All memories of gladness put together.

But centered on You,

I desire the view

Of a “Season” of ponder and praise.

For in life holds

More than silver and gold, and

The story of Love

Of the Babe from above


Joy, Peace and Heaven forever!”

“Do not be afraid, for behold,

I bring good tiding of great joy

Which will be to all people.”

Luke 2:10 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2016

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

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

Fellowship Joined

“Sunday morning;

A beautiful day.

Refresh our house with

Your Presence today.

Guide our hearts and feet along;

Fellowship joined in

Praise and worship songs!”


“It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

And to sing praises to Your Name,

O Most High;

To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,

And Your faithfulness every night.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (NKJV)


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2016

In Stillness

“There’s no comfort in this world.

No place to lay one’s head.

Foxes surround the vineyard;

Confusion stirs up dread.

But Peace resides in stillness,

Waiting to speak to me.

Open up the Word

‘Be still’ and ‘Follow Me.’”


“O my Dove, in the cleft of the Rock,

In the secret places of the cliff.

Let me see Your Face,

Let me hear Your Voice,

For Your Voice is sweet,

And Your Face is Lovely.”

Song of Solomon 2:14 (NKJV)


“Be still, and know

I AM God.” Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2011 – Sea of Galilee 

Dancing Dawn

“Open up the day;

Bring the sun along.

For sorrow tarries in the shadows;

Rejoice, Oh dancing dawn!”


“Sing praises to the LORD, O you His saints,

And give thanks to His Holy Name…

Weeping may tarry for the night,

But joy comes with the morning.”

Psalm 30:4-5 (ESV)


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Place of Time

“Thank you for this Peace of time.

Not my will, but Yours divine.

Guide my hands and bless my bowl;

Open my eyes as Your treasures unfold.

Cause my heart to step in Thine,

For I long to hear Your voice in this place of time.”


“…and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12 (NKJV)

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2017