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

 

 

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

– Hanukkah – Day Six – It Was Winter

“Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.” John 10:22 & 23 NKJV

According to history, the Feast of Dedication, or Hanukkah – is the commemoration of the dedication of the temple by Judas Maccabeus was in December 165 B.C.  (The Message, pg 2113)

It was winterthis verse warms my heart in a personal way. Knowing Jesus, Himself the Light of the World, walked the cold stone pavement of Solomon’s porch in Jerusalem. To think, He left His place of glory to walk the earth as we do. Season after season, warm breezes of summer, cold blowing chilled winds, …it was winter.

Lighting the sixth candle and the number six reflecting man’s work, brings my thoughts to Jesus Himself. God in the flesh Who “dwelt among us…”John 1:14 NKJV  Jesus felt the cold as we do. His body had to work to keep warm.

It was winter … Clothed in my western mind set and everything warm packed from my suitcase, (never thinking the Middle East could get this cold)  I walked the streets of Jerusalem thinking of the One Who “dwelt among us” and continues to work and walk this path with me in Day Six of Hanukkah.

 

Lighting the candlestick in honor and celebration of Hanukkah through the eyes of a follower of Jesus Christ.

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Poem by denisebalog©2019

Photo captured in Jerusalem in the winter January 2018

 

Christmas Mouse

“Mouse in the attic;

Shaking at the grate.

Santa in the chimney;

Kids can’t wait.

Jesus in our hearts;

All things right.

Peace on earth;

Oh, Holy night.”

 

“Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Luke 2:14 NKJV

 

Merry Christmas from my house to yours.

Denise

 

Poem by denisebalog©2015

Photography be denisebalog©2015

Mary Pondered – Maidservant

The definition for the Hebrew word Maidservant is to spread out…

“But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19

First mention Maidservant #8198 shipchah (shif-khaw). Strong’s Concordance pg1992.

I wonder if Mary pondered, maindservant as to spread out, to stretch, to share what she as a family…the Good News.

Treasures New

Maybe common to you,

“Lens drawn to view,

Maybe common to you.

Two-Thousand miles we moved,

Heart treasures new.”

“For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.” Psalm 50:10 NKJV

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Poem and photograph by denisebalogc2019

Backyard view

Thanksgiving Joy!

…and through the wild storms of life…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Remembering His mercies are new every morning and “He remembers His covenant forever.” Psalm 105:8 NKJV

Raising a banner of thankfulness for our Country and God’s faithfulness to our Forefathers and His promise to our children.

As for my family, today we celebrate and reclaim what was lost through a wild August rain storm. My desktop computer, although not on was plugged into the electrical outlet. The forecast proclaimed sunshine for the day, but none the less, the thunder and lighting came. Striking the house and taking my desktop computer as prey.

The photograph captured is of my son walking our land in liberty and freedom to proclaim God’s Faithfulness to remember His promises and covenant forever!

Restoration and Thanksgiving today, and through the wild storms of life, to know He will not forsake or forget His promises today or forever!

May you and your families be blessed in His rest today and always.

Thankful for a place to share my heart,

Denise and family

“He brought out His people with joy…” Psalm 105:43 NKJV

Photograph by denisebalog@2019

Fruit in the Time of Testing

“…feed on His faithfulness…”

My garden as been such a reflection of my life this year.

Just when I want to give up, I step outside and see fruit on the vine that was barren and long past yielding any hope for the future.

Oh my soul, wait. Yes, wait on the Lord for He will surely bring His promises and word to pass.

May this be an encouragement to all who, like me, are waiting on the Lord.

“Trust in the Lord…dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness…Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:3-6 NKJV

I find it encouraging to see there are 40 verses in Psalm 37. Forty (40) is the number for “testing” in Scripture.

He is their strength in the time of trouble, and the LORD shall help them…and save them because they trust in Him.” Psalm 37:40 NKJV

Between the “Still” and “Wait”

When I thought, “My foot slips”

Your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.

When the cares of my heart are many,

Your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:18 ESV

“Time line –

Between September and October.

Between Still and Wait.

Between Here and Now.

Between Walk and Faith”.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV

Time Line by denisebalog 2018