Friendships to Keep

“How can one sleep

When hidden so deep

Are memories of journey

And friendships to keep.”



Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos of some our first full day photos of travel – Megiddo in Israel – Solomon would have stabled his thousands of horses here. – 2/20/18


Friends Encourage Dreams

“Dreams are adventures you invite only your closest friends to share…

For your girlfriends are the ones who will give you the courage and wings to reach them.”

Quote from Day 327 in “Whispers of Friendship”. Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2009. ISBN 978-1-61628-3

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…”Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)


Photo captured on Mount Arbel overlooking the Sea of Galilee 2014.


Opened Heaven’s Door


“A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17

Miss Cheryl and I never exchanged a harsh word between us.

Oh yes, she would “line” me out a time or two,

“Now, Miss Denise”,

But never in anger or a cruel word on her tongue;

Always with kindness and love.


I will miss you greatly my friend. From my heart to yours,


Opened Heaven’s Door

“She felt deeply for her students, and

Considered each her “dear”.

Listening to their stories;

Counseling them with her ear;

Open to their heartaches,

As she gathered each one near.


But Heaven gained a Daughter,

Faithful to the Son.

I know she heard Him say to her,

“Well done My faithful servant, your job on earth is done.”


Oh, the Joy ahead, and the Peace to Hope for more.

When Jesus called her to Himself, and

Opened heaven’s door.”


In memory and honor of my friend and co-worker during our “season’ of Elementary school together.

Poem by denisebalog©2017

It’s all about Hugs in Elementary – Friendship


Friendship…was the “word”

for the day in our morning


 – Friend and ship –

We sail this life together.

These boys have it 

“arms round!”


“…a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (ESV)