Dreams to Dream

While my family sleeps, I can’t help but get up and dream.


“What does my eye and heart behold?

A sleeping greenhouse with plants untold.

Tucked inside are dreams of spring;

Planning, planting, and growth to bring.

Your Word is faithful as it speaks to me,

The possibilities are endless,

“Come and See.”


“It shall come to pass…

Old men shall dream dreams.” Joel 2:28


Dreaming my way into this season of light.

Blessings,

Denise



Poem by dbalog©2022

Photos by dbalog©2022

Breaking of Bread

Good morning Lord,

Thank you for this day.

Set aside to celebrate,

And remember Your Faithful ways.

Although the shelves have been empty,

And lack covers our Land,

In Your tender Mercy,

You’ve provided abundantly from Your hand.

Welcome to our table,

Prepared and blessed by You.

Let us always give thanks, for we know,

Perfect Peace is found only in You.”

In Jesus Name, Amen


“So continuing daily with one accord…

They ate their food with gladness

And simplicity of heart,

Praising God…”

Acts 2:46-47 NKJV


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Blessings,

Denise


Poem by dbalogc2022

Photo by dbalogc2021

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

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


denisebalogc2022

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;

Lord,

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.

Celestial Heights

“Thank You LORD, Creator of all the universe.

Father of all lights.

Stars sing out Your praises, a choir of celestial heights!

I bring my heart before You, unto Your Beloved Son, guided by Your Holy Spirit – Three Divine in One.

Thank You for Your forgiveness.

Your atoning Precious Blood.

Without the Cross of Calvary,

I would be lost,

Doomed forever,

Without Your Love.”


“But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NKJV


“Praise the LORD from the heavens;

Praise Him in the heights!

Praise Him, all His angels;

Praise Him, all His hosts!

Praise Him, sun and moon;

Praise Him, all you stats of light!”

Psalm 148:1-3 NKJV


Poem by denisebalogc2022

Photographs by denisebalogc2014


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

Strength Us


Good morning LORD,

El Ohiym, Adonai.

You never change, or ever lie.

Bring forth Your justice as the rising sun.

Our world is shaking, rocking, for each and every one.

Cause the evil hearts of men to turn to love instead;

For peace is found in freedom and not in fear and dread.

Lifting up those hurting, sick and displaced.

In Your care Lord, we place them for You alone are

The Creator of the whole human race.

Come Lord Jesus! We wait on You.

Strengthen us as You tarry,

For we place our trust in You.


“For my soul trust in You;

And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,

Until these calamities have passed by.”

Psalm 57:1 NKJV


Photograph by dbalog©2022

Poem by dbalog©2022

Listening Heart

“Welcome in His Peace,

Softest flowing light.

For in Him there’s no striving,

Only quietness to the listening heart.”


“He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV


“He’ll calm you with His love

And delight you with His songs.”

Zephaniah 3:17 The Message


Poem by dbalog©2022

Photograph by dbalog©2022

Notes Ring


“Windchimes remind me the

South breeze blows.

Notes ring the air,

“Only He knows.”

Changing is coming,

Sure as the breeze.

It may not have happened yesterday,

But according to Your Word Lord, please.”


“God is a just Judge,

And God is angry with the wicked every day.

If He does not turn back,

He will sharpen His sword;

He bends His bow and makes it ready.”

Psalm 7:11&12 NKJV


“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance,

Being predestined according to the purpose of Him

Who works all things according to the

Counsel of His will…”

Ephesians 1:11 NKJV


“…and proclaim liberty throughout all the land

To all its inhabitants…” Leviticus 25:10 NKJV


Amen!

Poem by dbalog©2022

Photos by dbalog©2022

A Good Expectation


“Thank You Lord, for this day.

No expectations, only play.

Snoring dog on pillow resides;

Christmas tree in hope reminds.

This year has nearly come to close,

But here at Your feet,

 A confident expectation of Your good

In the coming new year glows.”


“Out of Zion, the Perfection of Beauty,

God will shine forth.

Psalm 50:2 NKJV

Enjoying the last days of 2021.

Blessings to you and your household from Abby and me.

Denise

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