My Own Small Way

“Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.” Alfred Austin

I decided this summer,

As I watched my Flag wave,

I’d save which was once lost,

In my own small way.


With renewed hope and delight,

Plans were laid out,

As I dreamed through the night.


In the cool of the morning,

My work would begin,

Planting and digging were gardens had been.


With the sweat of my brow on 90 degree days,

I’d press through the heat wiping my face.


The moisture of salt mixed with my tears,

Remembering the former beauty of my garden’s earlier years.

“Tears are the summer showers to the soul.” Alfred Austin

Day after day,

Going back out at first light.

I’d press to restore her,

It only seem right.


In her kindness and sweet morning refrain,

She draws me to her moist soil,

As my Flag bravely waves.



“And now, Lord,

what do I wait for?

My hope is in You.”

Psalm 39:7 NKJV


Alfred Austin was an English Poet Laureate in 1896.

Born May 30, 1835-Died June 2, 1913.


Poem and photographs by denisebalogc2021

Delightful Plan

“It is your Father’s good pleasure…”Luke 12:32 NKJV

“Good morning Father.

Delight me in Your Word.


Open up Your Truths

So I can clearly see;

For I know Your delight is set on me.


Show me the way to go

For my path is in Your hand.


Cause my feet to walk steady,

And in Your Word I’ll safely stand.”



“The LORD God is my strength;

He will make my feet like deer’s feet”

Habakkuk 3:19 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo by denisebalog©2017

Unto You

“Anoint my hand

In the things of You.

Protect my feet

As I walk it through.


Bless my thoughts with

Your Word Divine.

“Holy unto You”

According to

Your plans

Not mine.”


“A woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil…” Matthew 26:7 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photograph by denisebalog©2014

Alabaster flask purchased in Bethlehem, Israel.

For All Generations

The Lord brought me to this Scripture this morning.

Last night as I tried to pray for our Country,

Joining in with the prayers of those going before us,

I couldn’t think of how to pray according to His Word.

This morning going out in zero degrees temperatures to feed the birds and take a picture or two, He showed me Psalm 33 and how to pray while I warmed up with a hot cup of coffee snuggled in His Word.

Appealing to Heaven according to His Faithful Word.

“I have set watchmen on your walls…

They shall never hold their peace day and night.

You who make mention of the LORD,

Do not keep silent,

And give Him no rest till He establishes…” Isaiah 62:6 NKJV

Remembering and honoring all those who fought and continue to fight for our Freedom.

Zero degree morning.

Thankful for the morning sunshine.

Have a blessed day,

Denise

No Internet Needed

“You and me, Lord,

Meeting in the morn.

Battle through the night,

Choking hands of scorn.

Steadfast in Your Love;

No thoughts of abandonment.

Your Holy Spirit strong;

Removed the fear and stench.

Waking in Your Presence,

Curling up with You.

No need of internet;

You and me will do.”

“His massive arms are wrapped around you,

Protecting you.

You can run under His covering of Majesty and hide.

His arms of faithfulness are Shield

Keeping you from harm.”

Psalm 91:5

The Passion Translation

Poem by dbalog©2021

Photo by dbalog©2019

“Sunrise on the crest,

Darkness put to rest.

Wake the morning,

Stir the nest,

The day stretches forth dawning.”

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.” 1Thesalonians 5:8

Poem by denisebalogc2020

Photo by denisebalogc2020

Bridal View

Reservations cancelled and scheduled for another time and season.

In the midst of this storm we ride out together there is hope in our future.

 

“Today I thought Your plan involved a wedding in Virginia.

Family gathered, hugs and kisses, future commitment.

Instead You’ve revealed Yourself so clear.

“Draw into My Presence”

For I Am Your shelter, joy, and wedding feast,

Hope unlimited.”

 

“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,

My soul shall be joyful in my God.

For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,

He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,

As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,

And a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,

So, the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth

Before all the nations.”

Isaiah 61:10-11 NKJV

 

Poem by dbalog©2020

Photos by dbalog©2020

 

 

Loving kindness Fulfilled

“Comfort those who mourn.

Compassion on the ill.

Mercy according to Your Loving kindness,

Until Your plans fulfilled.”

“He indeed was forordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.” 1Peter1:20 NKJV

Poem by dbalogc2020

Photo captured looking towards Mount Nebo while traveling in Israel 2018.c dbalog

Cat’s View

“Cats at the window

Bird’s in view.

Sunshine on the feeder,

Coffee in the brew.DSC_6765

 

Oh, I’ve enjoyed the season; rest and family time.

Open up the year LORD,

Direct my steps according to Thine.”

 

“Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself…”Psalm 84:3 NKJV

 

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“…make His footsteps out pathway.” Psalm 85:13 NKJV

 

Enjoying the last day before heading back to work.

Denise

Poem by denisebalogc2020

Photos captured from my “quiet time” space. dbdancingfreec2020

The First Thing

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 NIV

“Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place.” Proverbs 16:3 The Message

“The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.” Proverbs 16:1 ESV