Splendor’s Light

“Thank You, Father, for this day.

Peace settles as a gentle way.

Paths before me, open doors.

Abundant life, so much more!

Let my heart trust in You.

Let not it wrestle as its prone to do.

For we walk by faith and not by sight,

Let my head follow my heart,

On the Your path of Splendor’s light.”

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.”

Psalm 119:105 NKJV

“I’ve chosen to obey Your truth

And walk in the splendor-light of all that You teach me.”

Psalm 119:30 TPT

Splendor, light filled, path’s way.

Poem by dbalog©2023

Photograph by dbalog©2023

Day’s Door

“Cat claw in the morning,

Starting off the day.

Better ask for wisdom,

To make it through the fray.”

= The day’s highest protection. =

“Truth’s shining light guides me in my choices and decisions:

The revelation of Your Word makes my pathway clear…

Breathe life into me again by Your living Word.”

Psalm 119:105 & 107 TPT

“I AM the Door.” John 10:7 NKJV

Safety and Protection in your day today,


Poem by dbalog©2023

Photo by dbalog©2022 from my rose garden.

Good Hope

“Pencil and rhyme together,

Lifting up my praise.

For in You, I have my heart, and

Good hope for all my days.”

“Uphold me according to Your Word,

That I may live; And do not let me be

Ashamed of my hope.”

Psalm 119:116 NKJV

Uphold me…resting upon the wings of the Dove.



Photo and Poem by dbalog©2023

Opened to Know

“I sought the LORD and He answered me.

His Holy fire opened my eyes to see.

To know His Name and declare His fame,

For His consuming LOVE set me free!”

“I sought the LORD and He answered me

and delivered me from all my fears.”

Psalm 34:4 ESV

Beginning a new,


Photo and Poem by dbalogc2023

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.



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!



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


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;


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


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