Discovery Climb

“Stepping off the path;

One finds discovery in the climb.”

“Call to Me,

And I will answer you and

Show you great and might things,

Which you do not know.”

Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV


“Turn and take your journey…”

Deuteronomy 1:7


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017

Longing for the Promise

“The sweetest thing in all my life

Has been the longing – to reach

The Mountain, to find the place where all

The beauty came from…my country,

The place where I ought to have been born.

Do you think it all meant nothing,

All the longing?

The longing for home?

 For indeed it now feels

Not like going,

But like going back.”

Quote by C. S. Lewis


November 18, 2017

Two months until departure.

“Not like going,

But like going back.”


“Draw me to Your Presence;

The soaring in the sky.

Lifted up in faith,

As I wave my family “Goodbye”.

Return me to the place of

Miracles and Sea;

For in the Land of Promise

Is where I “long” to be.”


“And David said with “longing”

“Oh, that someone would give me a drink of water

From the well of Bethlehem,

Which is by the gate.”

2 Samuel 23:15 NKJV


Looking towards Bethlehem

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2011 in Israel