Colors of Hope

“LORD,

You’ve planted a vision

Deep inside of me.

Stir up the colors,

Refresh my eyes to see.

Plans for the future,

Guided by Your Son.

“To prosper and not harm me,

You’ve purposed everyone!”

 

“For I know the thoughts

That I think toward you,

Says the LORD,

Thoughts of

Peace and not evil,

To give you a

Future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photograph captured by denisebalog©2018 – Jerusalem

A Brand New View

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he survives the night, the man he will become.”

“It’s an eleven day journey”

From captivity and blue.

What holds me back from a

Brand new view?

I’ve trekked this mountain

Far too long;

Open up my heart,

For in Your Peace I do long.”

 

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he

survives the night, the man he will become.”

 

Wresting With Jacob – A Night at the ford of Jabbok

A Beginners to Intermediate study on prayer and the power of God’s Word in your daily life.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1542467209

 

Poem by denisebalog©2016

You Walked for Me

“From the sands of the sea

Your heart is set on me.

Through the expanse of time the

Cross it does remind.

You walked all the way for me;

From Your heart flowed Calvary.”

 

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!

How great is the sum of them!

If I should count them,

They would be more in number than the sand.”

Psalm 139:17-18 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo captured by denisebalog©2012

The King of Kindness

“Your mercy is new each morning;

A gentle breeze touched by Light.

Intercession for my weakness;

The King of Kindness,

All Power and Faithful Might.”

 

“Now it happened on the third day that Esther

Put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court

Of the King’s palace…when the King saw

Queen Ester standing in the court, that

She found favor in His sight…” Esther 5:1-2 NKJV

 

Esther’s Hebrew name is “Hadassah” which means “Myrtle”.

Photograph of Crepe myrtle in my backyard.

“ ‘But My kindness shall not depart from you,

Nor shall My covenant of Peace be removed.’

Says the LORD,

Who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:10 NKJV

 

 Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

 

Mimosa Sweet

“Entreat me not to leave you”

Cause my feet to stay.

Breathing in Your fragrance

Mimosa sweet

Summer day.”

“Entreat me not to leave you,

Or turn back from following after you;

For wherever you lodge,

I will lodge;

Your people shall be my people…”

Ruth 1:16 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photographs by denisebalog©2018

Heart Dance

“Easy like Sunday morning”

I can hear the music’s strand.

Perfect heart and harmony

To dance upon the land.

Morning light,

Birds in flight,

The song of cooing doves.

“Easy like Sunday morning”,

All blessings from above.”

“His glory covered the heavens

And the earth was full of His Praise.”

Habakkuk 3:3 NKJV

 

Richie, Lionel. “Easy Like Sunday Morning”. Album Encore. 2002

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2017

Walk don’t Race

“Don’t lose sight of the vision.
For with God there is no revision.
Only mercy and grace
In life’s empty place.
For His plan is a walk
And not a hopeless race.”

“Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God,
The LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary…
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might
He increases strength..
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV

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Poem by denisebalog 2018
Photo capture by denisebalog 2017

The Blessings of The Bread

“Bless my hands and order my steps;

Each one according to

Your Word direct.

Bless my basket and kneading bowl.

Weaving time of refreshment, and

Rest for the soul.”

 

“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.”

Deuteronomy 28:5 NJKV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photograph by denisebalog©2018

Captured in The Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel

Lightroom Preset – Vintage Cinematic

 

 

 

Folds of Peace

“Share my coffee with me Lord.

Let me curl up under Your

Blanket of joy.

Dig in deep beneath Your

Folds of peace;

Beginning this day with the

Words You Speak.”

 

“For I know the thoughts I think toward you,

Says, the Lord,

Thoughts of peace and not evil,

To give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

 

“The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV

 

“For He has clothed me with the garment of Salvation,

He has covered me with the robe of (His) Righteousness.”

Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

 

Love – ahabah – Tav-Aleph

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos by denisebalog©2018

Cooing Song

 

“In the Valley of the Doves

Is where I heard my  Faithful Love.

The cooing of His song

Carried my feet along.

Searching for His path;

The sounds of joy

His gentle laugh.

On rocky hills we made our climb;

Guiding steps one at a time.

 

Further up He sang to me.

Open heart my eyes could see.

Purest Love for all time;

For I am His and

He is mine.”

“O my Dove,

In the clefts of the Rock,

In the secret places of the cliff,

Let me see Your face,

Let me hear Your Voice;

For Your Voice is sweet,

And Your Face is lovely.”

Song of Solomon 2:14 NKJV

 

“My Beloved is mine,

And I am His.”

Song of Solomon 2:16 NKJV

 

Jesus said…

“And I will pray the Father, and

He will give you another Helper that

He may abide with you forever –

“The Spirit of Truth” –

Whom the world cannot receive,

Because it neither sees Him nor knows Him,

But you know Him,

For He dwells with you and

Will be with you.”

John 14:16&17 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photographs by denisebalog©2018 – Galilee area, The Valley of the Doves, Israel

Watchtowers Keep

“Rainy streets

Are where

Watchtowers keep

When sleep evades

And memories speak.”

“Upon a watchtower

I stand, O Lord,

Continually by day,

And at my post I am

Stationed whole nights.”

Isaiah 20:8 ESV

View from the Ambassador Hotel the night before our departure home– Jerusalem January 2018

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photography by denisebalog©2018