Beauty Shines

“North wind,

Changed today.

Blustery clouds,

Leaves at bay.


Warm the air,

Cause the sun to shine.

Flowers to bloom in

Your perfect time.


Oh, the

Perfection of Your Beauty,

The whole world does see.

The Radiance of

Your Love

Shining down from Thee.”

“From the rising of the sun to its going down…

The Perfection of Beauty,

God will shine forth.”

Psalm 50:2 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018


Wells of Joy!

My cup runneth over;

Joy overflows the brim.

Sing a new song

To my Savior!

Let the year begin!


“Therefore with joy

You will draw water

From the wells of Salvation.”

Isaiah 12:3 NKJV


“My cup runneth over.” Psalm 23:5 KJV

 Blessings for a Happy 2018 New Year!!


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Thankfulness Said

“Today’s not the day

To think what’s ahead.

Embrace the past,

With thankfulness said.


Hope and

Presence so dear;

Covering us with love

Each day of the year.

Thank You Jesus

For the well-being of heart.

Let it be the song

We sing as the

New Year starts.”


“Praise the LORD,

Call upon His Name;

Declare His deeds among the peoples,

Make mention that His Name

Is exalted.

Sing to the LORD,

For He has done excellent things.”

Isaiah 12:4-5 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Image by RonBalog©2017

Call Home

“Remember the day

When Momma

Would say,

“Here’s a dime

To call home

When you’re too far away?”


Or the quarter you borrowed

To slip in the slot

Cause your running late for dinner,

Or completely forgot?


The day of the dime

Has come and long gone,

But the phone in

Your pocket sings

Its own song.

“Lighten my files

And restore some space too.

Why not upload your photos

To a “cloud” in the blue?”


By taking the time

Before singing “Auld Lang Syne”,

Begin the

New Year with a

“Text” of good cheer.

“Brighten the view,

Why not,

Upload a file or two!”


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2014


“Auld Lang Syne” (Scots pronunciation: [ˈɔːl(d) lɑŋˈsəin]: note “s” rather than “z”) is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294).

Auld Lang Syne – Wikipedia


Silent Fog

“Lying in bed before rising,

Thinking on the silence of the day’s smog.

Resting in the mysteries on the horizon,

Soaking in the morning fog.”


“Madame Day holds classes every morning,

Professor Night lectures each evening.

Their words aren’t heard,

Their voices aren’t recorded,

But their silence fills the earth:

Unspoken truth is spoken everywhere.”

Psalm 19:2-4 (The Message)

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

Released from the Net

After a personal week of silence and in a dry place,

Truth broke through revealing the Light!


“If not depression,

This must be deception.

Stealing my joy,

Claiming the day.

Going about “like a lion”

Having its say.


Go away nasty nagger,

I’m tired of hearing from you.

Screaming nonsenses,

Repeating regrets;

Snagging my foot in

The “snare of the fowlers net”.


Release the grip

On my Joy;

Not another minute

Playing your toy.


I’m claiming my


In this season of


Speaking the




Name of Jesus,

For He conquered darkness

And puts all evil to flight!”


“Our soul has escaped as a bird

From the snare of the fowlers;

The snare is broken, and we

Have escaped.” Psalm 124:7 NKJV


“Be sober, be vigilant;

Because your adversary the devil

Walks about

Like a roaring lion,

Seeking whom he may devour.

Resist him,

Steadfast in the faith…” 1 Peter 5:7-8 NKJV


“Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,

Because the LORD holds his hand.” Psalm 37:24 HCSB


“Then Jesus spoke to them again:

“I AM the Light of the world.

Anyone who follows Me will never

Walk in the darkness

But will have the light of life.”

John 8:12 HCSB

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Drawing of Heart

“Would I give it all up for a night with

The King?

Would I leave house and home, and

Risk everything?

Would the “oil of gladness”

Be my morning song?

The sweet fragrance of myrrh

Carry me along?


But what if I stayed home safe on the couch?

No love song of joy, or

Hope in my mouth?

Bitter would cover the

Vision to see

His goodness and grace

Pursuing after me.

Drawing my heart and

Fulfilling my days;

Would I give it all up

For a night in His Ways?


Trusting in you Lord, my

Heart I do bring;

Yes, I’ll give it all up

For a night with the King!”


“Your eyes will behold

The King in His beauty.”

Isaiah 33:17 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2015

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

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.




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,

How much more?


The only way I can think of “How”

Is by Your Power and

In Your Now.”


“Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”

Ephesians 3:20 NKJV


Question posed from the Bible Study

Day 5 of Bible Study from Week One

“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©2014 – Captured in the far northern Galilee mountain area. This is the beginning of the waters that feeds the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River.