Splendor’s Light

“Thank You, Father, for this day.

Peace settles as a gentle way.

Paths before me, open doors.

Abundant life, so much more!

Let my heart trust in You.

Let not it wrestle as its prone to do.

For we walk by faith and not by sight,

Let my head follow my heart,

On the Your path of Splendor’s light.”

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.”

Psalm 119:105 NKJV

“I’ve chosen to obey Your truth

And walk in the splendor-light of all that You teach me.”

Psalm 119:30 TPT

Splendor, light filled, path’s way.

Poem by dbalog©2023

Photograph by dbalog©2023

Day’s Door

“Cat claw in the morning,

Starting off the day.

Better ask for wisdom,

To make it through the fray.”

= The day’s highest protection. =

“Truth’s shining light guides me in my choices and decisions:

The revelation of Your Word makes my pathway clear…

Breathe life into me again by Your living Word.”

Psalm 119:105 & 107 TPT

“I AM the Door.” John 10:7 NKJV

Safety and Protection in your day today,


Poem by dbalog©2023

Photo by dbalog©2022 from my rose garden.

Good Hope

“Pencil and rhyme together,

Lifting up my praise.

For in You, I have my heart, and

Good hope for all my days.”

“Uphold me according to Your Word,

That I may live; And do not let me be

Ashamed of my hope.”

Psalm 119:116 NKJV

Uphold me…resting upon the wings of the Dove.



Photo and Poem by dbalog©2023

Opened to Know

“I sought the LORD and He answered me.

His Holy fire opened my eyes to see.

To know His Name and declare His fame,

For His consuming LOVE set me free!”

“I sought the LORD and He answered me

and delivered me from all my fears.”

Psalm 34:4 ESV

Beginning a new,


Photo and Poem by dbalogc2023

Autumn’s Pondering Look

My kitchen’s prepped and waiting for the traditional baking to begin.

The milk and eggs, set out early this morning, are warming up to room temperature, while the oven awaits my return to turn on to get the day going.

But today, in this season of Thanksgiving, I’m moving slow.

Not quick to turn the page, letting my heart soak in the faithfulness of our Father who has brought us through another year.

“Lord, I’m having a hard time letting this autumn season go.

Winter approaches, clearly, as glistening crystal snow.

Help me turn the page,

Begin a new chapter in the book.

For Autumn’s beauty captivates my heart’s pondering looking.”

“Surely, I have calmed and quieted my soul,

Like a weaned child is my soul within me.”

Psalm 131:2 NKJV

Poem by dbalog©2022

Photos by dbalog©2022

Love Dwells

“In quiet, Love’s canopy dwells.”

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Psalm 91:1 NKJV

“In the shadow of His hand He has hidden me.” Isaiah 49:2 NKJV


Photograph by denisebalogc2020

First Love

Heart beat – secretly in love.

God, You know our every heart-secret…” Psalm 44:21 TPT

“I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me. ” Psalm 81:5 TMT

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NKJV

My heart is discovering as I press into writing and sharing again, more the opening up and sharing, I am more at peace. Focusing on Jesus’ Beauty, Faithfulness and the Love of God has empowered me to step into daily life with a joyful heart of expectation for the future 💜🕊️🙏

Thank you for stopping by and joining me on life’s journey.




Photographs by denisebalogc2021

Haiku 2-3-2

Harvest Calls

“Cool morning,

Warmer afternoon.

Harvest is calling in reservations,

“Autumn will be here soon.”

“So Ruth went to the field to gather the grain the reapers left behind….

At that moment, Boaz came from Bethlehem to survey his harvest. He greeted the harvesters, “May Yahweh bless you.” They replied, May Yahweh bless you…”

“Noticing Ruth …Boaz walked over to Ruth and said, “Listen my daughter, don’t leave this field to glean somewhere else. Stay here in my field…

Watch my harvesters to see into which field they go to cut grain, and follow them.”

The story of “Ruth, Chapter 2: 3-9” from The Passion Translation. Ruth “a Moabite girl who came back…” With Naomi from the land of Moab to her homeland of Bethlehem, (the house of Bread).

May you and your family be blessed today as we return to the house of bread in Bethlehem during the Harvest season.

“May you have a full and rich reward from Yahweh, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to find shelter!” Ruth 2:12 TPT


photograph denisebalogc2022

Casting my Net

“Sun not up over the horizon yet.

The sea is quiet as I cast my net.

Reaching out into the depths of the day;


Please, keep the winds of adversity at bay.

Speak, “Peace, Peace!” to the beating storms,

Peace, Peace!

For the prayers of the watchmen guard the shores long.

Under the covenant and mercy of You,

Casting my net to sail dreams of new.”

“Jesus shouted to them, “Throw your net over the starboard side, you’ll catch some!” And they did as He said, and they caught so many fish they couldn’t even pull in the net.” John 21:6 TPT

Delightfully sharing memories of one of the greatest joys of my heart, pilgrimage to Israel.

Poem by denisebalogc2022.

Photographs by denisebalogc2014.


Anchored – hope secures the soul.

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, Jesus…” Hebrews 6:19 NKJV


photography by denisebalog©2021

Haiku 2-3-2

Behold New

“September dawns and we start again;

Goodbye summer’s dry, hot winds.

Welcome rain washing colors true;

Refreshing gifts from our Savior

Who makes all things new.”

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.” Isaiah 65:17NKJV

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmation show His handiworks. Day to day utters speech, and night reveals knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog

Photo by denisebalogc2021

Understanding View

“Bold as a lioness running towards her prey.

Strengthen arms and legs as I enter in this day.

Keen ears to hear,

Eyes to see past view.

Lord, stretch forth my awareness;

Understanding made brand new.”

“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling…” Ephesians 1:17-18 NKJV

Poem by denisebalogc2022

Photo by denisebalogc2021


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