Retracing the View

“To venture up to

Mountains heights.

Breathe the air of

Snow and light.

To walk where others

Have shared the view,




Peter too.


Truth of days and

Time gone by.

Retracing steps

He was sure to climb.

Up unto where

Hills meet sky;


Transformation of

Jesus Christ.”



View of Mount Herman from Hazor.

“Joshua turned back at that time and took Hazor…

Then he burned Hazor with fire.” Joshua 11:10-11 NKJV


“Therefore, I will remember you from

The land of Jordan, and from the

Heights of Hermon.”

A Psalm of David – Psalm 42:6 NKJV


“Now after six days

Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and

Led them up on a high mountain by themselves and

He was transfigured before them.

His face shone like the sun, and

His cloths became as white as the light.”

Matthew 17:1-2 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018 at Hazor, in the Upper Galilee region of Israel.

Faithfulness In the Clouds

“Was it in the fields

As we moved through the land?

Or the Scriptures we heard,

And now understand.

Whatever we saw,

We know now as true;

Your Promises are Faithful,


Your Covenant is Truth.”


“Your Faithfulness reaches the clouds…” Psalm 36:5 NJKV

“It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth,

 That the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;

And I will remember My covenant

Which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh;

The waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.”

Genesis 9:14-15 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018 – Moving past Mount Nebo on our way to Jericho.

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


Tears Unfold

“After these things Jesus showed Himself
Again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias,
And in this way He showed Himself.”
John 21:1 NKJV

“There’s something that

Happens on this trip divine.

Causing your heart to

Go back in time.

When you least expect to

Hear a word,

His love unfolds

And sets tears to roll.”

“Then as soon as they had come to land,
They saw a fire of coals there,
And fish laid on it,
And bread.”
John 21:10 NKJV
“Jesus said to them,
“Come and eat breakfast”
John 21:12 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photographs captured by denisebalog©2018 on the Sea of Galilee.

Points with No End

View from Mount Carmel. Overlooking the Valley of Jezreel.

“Pencils with no points.

Journey that never ends.

Paper stretched before me

To travel once again.”

The Shunammite woman rode her donkey up Mount Carmel to speak with Elisha. 2 Kings 4:8-37

“And so she departed,

And went to the man of God

At Mount Carmel.”

So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off,

That he said to his servant Gehazi,

“Look, the Shunammite woman!” 2 Kings 4:25 NKJV

Oh what a view from Mount Carmel.


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photographs captured by denisebalog©2018 on Mount Carmel in Israel January 2018

Walk About Zion


“There’s a kitty hiding,

Or maybe it’s two.

Poking around the corner

Peeking out at you.

“Walk about Zion”

Each they go.

Circling around her towers

In search for;

Well you know.

Turn on any corner.

Walk up narrow streets.

You’re sure to find a kitty

In every place we meet.”


“Walk about Zion,

And go all around her.

Count her towers;

Mark well her bulwarks;

That you may tell it to the

Generation following.

Psalm 48:12:13 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo by denisebalog©2018 in Jerusalem

Sweetness of Song

“There’s a fragrance

That lingers inside of my head.

Scenting the steps,

And the paths that we tread.

Oil of joy,

Sweetness of song;

Memories refreshed

In the womb of the dawn.”

Walking the path down to the Sea of Galilee at the Tabgha site where Jesus made breakfast for His disciples.
Climbing the path up Mount Arbel to view the Sea of Galilee. Jesus may have watched His disciples row the Lake from this mountain top.

“When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion,

We were like those who dream,

Then our mouth was filled with laughter,

And our tongue with singing.”

Psalm 126:1 NKJV


Walking the paths of Masada. “Fortress where from 70 to 73 AD Jewish defenders made their last stand in the Judean revolt against Rome”
Dead Sea location.
Walking the path to Bethsaida to visit the house of fisherman. This is the city of Peter, Andres and Philip. John 1:44

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured of our group by denisebalog©2018 in Israel

Mediterranean Memories


On the Sea.

Come and

Walk these

Mediterranean memories

With me.”

“But Festus (the Roman governor of Judah. 52 AD to 59 AD) answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea…” Acts 25:4 NKJV

“Then Agrippa said to Festus, ‘I would like to hear the man myself…” Act 25:22 NKJV

“So the next day, when Agrippa and Bernie had come with great pomp entered the auditorium…Fetus command Paul brought in.” Acts 25:23 NKJV

“So Paul stretched out his hand and answered for himself.”

‘I think myself happy, King Agrippa,

Because today I shall answer myself before you…”

Acts 26:1 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018 in Caesarea, Israel

Morning Tide

“Light broke the sky

Before the morning

Timed rise.

Pink of the tide

Revealed in

His eyes.”

“But when the morning had

Now come,

Jesus stood on the shore;

Yet the disciples

Did not know

That it was Jesus.”

John 21:4 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018 on the Sea of Galilee

Dipped In Colors


“Banners raised

We seize the day.

Dipped in colors

The pilgrim’s way.”

“He brought me to the

Banqueting house,

And His banner

Over me was love.”

Song of Solomon 2:4 NKJV


“You enlarge my path

Under me,

So my feet did not slip.”

Psalm 18:36 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018

Pilgrimage in Israel

Flocks of Song

“Birds above

Their morning call.

Palm trees tower

Growing tall.

Morning awakens

Not by alarm,

But in the movement of

Sea gulls and their

Flocks of song.”


“Praise the LORD from the heavens,

Praise Him in the heights above…

Praise the LORD from the earth,

You great sea creatures and all

Ocean depths…

Wild animals and all cattle,

Small creatures and flying birds…”

Psalm 148:1-10 NIV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018 on the Sea of Galilee