Wisdom Calls – The Season of College

College Freshman Day!
Convocation Assembly
Yep, that’s my boy in the red going down to sign the “Commit to Complete Pledge” for finishing what he begins in College.

We’ve been busy embracing this new season of college in our son’s life.

With “Wisdom” on our minds, I would like to re-post a poem from a 2015 trip to the Reading Room in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. This trip to Reading Room was one of the most valuable investments we made into our son’s life. Wisdomfar more precious than jewels. 

Wisdom Calls

“The Reading Room,

the Reading Room,

the reason that we came.

To walk the halls,

to hear the call,

Her “Wisdom” calls your name.

 

The Reading Room,

the Reading Room,

Her magnificence Great Hall.

To read the books,

to have a look,

and never be the same.

 

She’s wood and oak,

where words and prose,

and history grows

each volume they contain.

 

The oak line desks

only one could guess,

who sat in these before.

No photos here,

She’s far too dear,

and there’s clearance at the door.

 

She’s beautiful,

restful,

color that’s unchanged.

To walk the Hall,

Hear “Wisdom” call,

And never be the same.”

 

“Does not wisdom call?

Does not understanding raise her voice?

…for wisdom is better than jewels,

And all that you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 8:1-11 (ESV)

Photo of Great Hall taken from observation area in the Library of Congress

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

Summer’s Song

“The sky is blue as you move along;

Hovering over the waters,

In tune with summer’s song.”

 

 

Written of my swimming friend, a beautiful black and white winged dragonfly.

He delighted me with his playful presence on a perfect summer day.

Little did I know, once visited, he would not return to hover or play.

 

Poem by denisebalog© 2017

Image credit by spirit animal – 43067868 – portrait of a light blue dragonfly

Boardwalk Strides

“Summer days,

I count each one.

Lots of time for play and fun.

Morning cool,

Afternoons of pool.

Evening tides,

Boardwalk strides.

Umbrella’s flapping in the sun,

Goodbye to June,

Your “season’s” done.

Hello July!

Light up the sky!!”

“You own the day, You own the night;

You put stars and sun in place.

You laid the four corners of earth,

Shaped the seasons of summer and winter.”

Proverbs 74:16-17 (The Message)

Happy Fourth of July!!

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Length of Days – June

“We’re on the threshold of July;

When did June gets wings to fly!

Longer days;

Length to play,

But yet June choose to fly away.

Mr. June, your

Gone too soon.

Prepare the sky,

Here comes July!”

“The day is Yours, and Yours also the night;

You establish the sun and the moon.

It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;

You made both the summer and the winter.”

Psalm 74:16-17 (NIV)

 

 

Photos captured at Cross and Crown Cowboy Camp for Children June 2017

Poem by denisebalog©2017

No Rest Sunday

Not a typical weekend at our house.

After 18 years, it was time to replace the pool liner.

We started on Saturday morning, and working as a family. The new liner, in the 24′ pool began to be filled by 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Sunday morning, waking to sore bodies and a job to finish,

 

Yep, my job was cut and bagging up the old liner as husband and son worked on replacement of rails etc…

With that said, I missed Church today, and it sure was nice to take time to rest on the couch and be encouraged by reading post from my neighbors here at WordPress!

Thank you FearlessinJesusChristhttps://fearlessinjesuschrist.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/sunday-devotion-25/

I sure enjoyed your Sunday Devotional on Eagles!

My family and I turned a “job” we were not looking forward to doing, into an opportunity to work together, laugh together, and thank the LORD for the cool weekend in southern Oklahoma! 

Oh, and Abby did manage to get her rest! 

 

Installing tip: don’t forget to load up on the spray when doing a job like this! 

Reclaim the vine

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“Poems and rhyme,
Sore limbs and time.
My son and I work to
Reclaim the vine.”

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After years of overgrowth, we have labored since last fall to reclaim what was once a lovely horse pasture. No horses in the future plans, but the sense of accomplishment has been price less!
“You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be.” Psalm 128:2 NLT

Fashioned as of old

I can remember laughing as Abraham,

“Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old?

Shall Sara, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” Genesis 17:17

Celebration poem in honor of our son’s birthday today!

“Who would ever imagine

We would ever have a son?

Prayed for,

Wanted so,

Desire of my soul.

Then one day,

As in fashion of the old,

Truth sprouted up,

And his story did unfold.

 

Blessed be his plans even in the strife.

May Your Countenance rest upon him and

Keep him secure through long life.

May Your Loving hand be upon him

As he travels road in bold.

May he keep his eyes upon

You Father,

For Your Love and Faithfulness is more desirable

Than jewels and gold.

 

Order his steps,

As he walks along the way.

Draw his heart towards Yours;

Never may he stray.

 

May he walk in the Light of remembering

Whose son he is;

For he is created in Your image,

And in him

Your Son does live.”

 

“For the LORD will be your confidence

And will keep your foot from being caught.”

Proverbs 3:26 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog

Photo captured by denisebalog.

Light Will Shine on Your Ways

“Season of beginnings

And brand new.

But first;

Graduation’s path of time to embrace, and

Walk on through.”

 

“You will decide on a matter, and it

Will be established for you, and

Light will shine on your ways.”

Job 22:28 (ESV)

 

“For everything there is a season…

A time to be born,

A time to plant,

A time to heal,

A time to laugh,

A time to dance,

A time to embrace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-6

 

Celebrating our Son’s High School Graduation today!

 

Poem by denisebalog©

You Are Our Delight

In honor of heading to a Women’s Conference Event in Wichita Falls, TX

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!” Psalm 34:4

This day plan long

Before time understood.

Your will,

Your desire,

Your plans for our lives.

Call me after You Lord Jesus,

You are our delight!”

 

“I sought the LORD

And He heard me,

And delivered me from

All my fears.

They look to Him and were radiant,

And their faces were not ashamed.”

Psalm 34:8 NKJV

Shaking my tambourine!! Whooohooo!!

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

Snow’s Timing

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“A “dusting” of snow,

Well don’t ya just know!

Was waiting on a winter

Blanket to show!

Layer of white,

Would be a delight!

I guess we’ll sit tight

Till the timing’s just right.

Cause “snow” didn’t happen

This particular night!”


“God thunders marvelously with His voice;

He does great things which we cannot comprehend,

For He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth’;

Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.”

Job 37:5-7 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

Photo out my backdoor.

In A Place Where Two Ways Met

As we approach the New Year, my heart is now ready to share with my WordPress friends.

After much turmoil of internal school politics, my family and I made the decision in July for me to quit my “loved” position as an elementary secretary.

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We are now enjoying our son’s senior year in high school.

Thank you Faye, from Passionate Creative Christian https://fayerootsauthor.com/   Your comment on July 1, 2016 to my post “The Roar of the Blue” unknowingly guided my feet to find the answer to God’s plan and path for my way.


In A Place Where Two Ways Met

“How could I have known, or ever believed to say,

I found direction and freedom within the Words that day.

One was from the OLD, and the other from the NEW,

But there was no doubt involved,

My heart heard clear from You.

 

In the “donkey and the lion” and “in the place where two ways met”,

You mightily untangled both my feet from within the fowlers net.

 

The “donkey” is a servant,

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But it’s My Peace I give to you,

Not to be ridden hard, whipped and broke in two.

 

The “lion” is your strength, not to cast aside.

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I’ve given you My Power when in Me you do reside.

 

So now you find your peace “in the place where two ways met”.

One way was by Law, 

Law - the stony, hard way.
Law – the stony, hard way.

and the other

Grace by Faith.”

Grace - resting in Jesus Who loves me.
Grace – resting in Jesus Who loves me.

 


Poem by denisebalog©


Mark 11:4 KJV

1 Kings 13:24-25

Psalm 124:7

Psalm 91:34