Fellowship Joined

“Sunday morning;

A beautiful day.

Refresh our house with

Your Presence today.

Guide our hearts and feet along;

Fellowship joined in

Praise and worship songs!”

 

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

And to sing praises to Your Name,

O Most High;

To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,

And Your faithfulness every night.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2016

Dancing Dawn

“Open up the day;

Bring the sun along.

For sorrow tarries in the shadows;

Rejoice, Oh dancing dawn!”

 

“Sing praises to the LORD, O you His saints,

And give thanks to His Holy Name…

Weeping may tarry for the night,

But joy comes with the morning.”

Psalm 30:4-5 (ESV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Praises Unfold

“Thank You Father for this day.

Open my heart to hear what You would say.

Glide the pencil in time with rhyme.

“Praises” unfold with each stitch of time.”

 

Praise is awaiting You…

You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice…

And the little hills rejoice on every side.

The pastures are clothed in flocks;

They shout for joy, they also sing.”

Psalm 65:1, 8, and 12 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©

Release the Day!

“Sun’s come up!

Pour me a cup.

Release the day!

Fall’s on the way!”

 

“Behold, the former things have come to pass,

And new things I now declare;

Before they spring forth I tell you them.” Isaiah 42:9 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017

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

His Garment Sweep – The Woman on the Street – Capernaum Part Seven “4”

The last of The Woman on the Street of our walk about the neighborhood of Capernaum.

This poem was written when I woke one morning after a dream where I was missing “teeth”. Feeling a bit down, I ponder the dream and its meaning in the midst of writing this mini series of Jesus going about the neighborhood of Capernaum.

Once again, thank you my WP neighbors for always welcoming a fellow neighbor back…even if we are missing a “tooth” or two.

“Right here on “Joyless” street;

There’s a hole in the smile of all my things neat.”

Reaching to touch His garment sweep.

The “blue” was from the cerulean mussel, the rare color was used to dye the tassels. This prayer shawl is an example only of what the “woman” would have been reaching to touch on Jesus’s hem.

From sickness to health;

Darkness to Light;

From everything wrong,

To everything right.

 

At the place where

He turned my smile to bright!

Healing is found in

His wings were we meet,

Between “Joyless” and

“Joyful” Street!”

 

 “The Sun of Righteousness shall arise

With healing in His wings…”

Malachi 4:3 NKJV

 

 

Poem by denisebalog 2017

Photo of the Sea of Galilee captured in 2011 by denisebalog

 

Pressing In To Know the Neighbors – Capernaum Part One

WordPress has been like a neighborhood to me. As I wondered what Jesus would think about my spending time here in this place of sharing and checking in on others, He opened my thoughts to Capernaum by the Sea of Galilee, the place where Jesus began His ministry.

And what about Jesus? Over the next few days, I would like to share some of my journal notes and travel photographs of this place called Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee…after this He went down to Capernaum, with His mother and His brothers and His disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.” John 2:1-12 ESV

 

Cana Wedding – Jars displayed in Church located on the site of Jesus first miracle.
Stone ritual water vessel displayed in Cana. This is similar to what would have been used during Jesus time.
My first glimpse of the Sea of Galilee from the bus leaving Cana to proceed to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee – 2014

Walking With the Dove – Capernaum Part Two – next…

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

Fashioned as of old

I can remember laughing as Abraham,

“Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old?

Shall Sara, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” Genesis 17:17

Celebration poem in honor of our son’s birthday today!

“Who would ever imagine

We would ever have a son?

Prayed for,

Wanted so,

Desire of my soul.

Then one day,

As in fashion of the old,

Truth sprouted up,

And his story did unfold.

 

Blessed be his plans even in the strife.

May Your Countenance rest upon him and

Keep him secure through long life.

May Your Loving hand be upon him

As he travels road in bold.

May he keep his eyes upon

You Father,

For Your Love and Faithfulness is more desirable

Than jewels and gold.

 

Order his steps,

As he walks along the way.

Draw his heart towards Yours;

Never may he stray.

 

May he walk in the Light of remembering

Whose son he is;

For he is created in Your image,

And in him

Your Son does live.”

 

“For the LORD will be your confidence

And will keep your foot from being caught.”

Proverbs 3:26 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog

Photo captured by denisebalog.