Wells of Joy!

My cup runneth over;

Joy overflows the brim.

Sing a new song

To my Savior!

Let the year begin!


“Therefore with joy

You will draw water

From the wells of Salvation.”

Isaiah 12:3 NKJV


“My cup runneth over.” Psalm 23:5 KJV

 Blessings for a Happy 2018 New Year!!


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Staff in Hand

“To travel once more to the Holy Land.

Walking the dirt;

Staff in hand.

Mind prepared;

Heart in shape;

Take us again to the Jaffa Gate!”

“They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion,

And they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord…

The young women rejoice in the dance,

And the young men and the old shall be merry.”

Jeremiah 31:12:13 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photographs captured at the Jaffa Gate 2011 by denisebalog©2011

Released from the Net

After a personal week of silence and in a dry place,

Truth broke through revealing the Light!


“If not depression,

This must be deception.

Stealing my joy,

Claiming the day.

Going about “like a lion”

Having its say.


Go away nasty nagger,

I’m tired of hearing from you.

Screaming nonsenses,

Repeating regrets;

Snagging my foot in

The “snare of the fowlers net”.


Release the grip

On my Joy;

Not another minute

Playing your toy.


I’m claiming my


In this season of


Speaking the




Name of Jesus,

For He conquered darkness

And puts all evil to flight!”


“Our soul has escaped as a bird

From the snare of the fowlers;

The snare is broken, and we

Have escaped.” Psalm 124:7 NKJV


“Be sober, be vigilant;

Because your adversary the devil

Walks about

Like a roaring lion,

Seeking whom he may devour.

Resist him,

Steadfast in the faith…” 1 Peter 5:7-8 NKJV


“Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,

Because the LORD holds his hand.” Psalm 37:24 HCSB


“Then Jesus spoke to them again:

“I AM the Light of the world.

Anyone who follows Me will never

Walk in the darkness

But will have the light of life.”

John 8:12 HCSB

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

Drawing of Heart

“Would I give it all up for a night with

The King?

Would I leave house and home, and

Risk everything?

Would the “oil of gladness”

Be my morning song?

The sweet fragrance of myrrh

Carry me along?


But what if I stayed home safe on the couch?

No love song of joy, or

Hope in my mouth?

Bitter would cover the

Vision to see

His goodness and grace

Pursuing after me.

Drawing my heart and

Fulfilling my days;

Would I give it all up

For a night in His Ways?


Trusting in you Lord, my

Heart I do bring;

Yes, I’ll give it all up

For a night with the King!”


“Your eyes will behold

The King in His beauty.”

Isaiah 33:17 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2015

Calling the Heart

“What season lies ahead in December?

Calling the heart to remember?

Christmas and bells,

Sights and the smells;

All memories of gladness put together.

But centered on You,

I desire the view

Of a “Season” of ponder and praise.

For in life holds

More than silver and gold, and

The story of Love

Of the Babe from above


Joy, Peace and Heaven forever!”

“Do not be afraid, for behold,

I bring good tiding of great joy

Which will be to all people.”

Luke 2:10 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2016

All the Earth Sings

“Up before dawn;

Walking the lawn.

Cattle sing softly

Their morning song.”

“For every beast of the forest is Mine,

And the cattle on a thousand hills.”

Psalm 50:10 NKJV


“Praise the LORD from the earth…

Mountains and all hills;

Fruitful trees and all cedars;

Beast and all cattle…

Let them Praise the Name of the LORD!”

Psalm 148:7-1-13 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

Morning Tide

“Clear stars

Fill the predawn skies.

Soon disappearing into

The morning tide.

Flood of light set

Posed to come;

Proclaiming in brilliance

‘Peace on earth’

His new day has begun!”


“You make the outgoings of the

Morning and the evening rejoice!”

Psalm 65:8 NKJV


“This is the day that

LORD has made;

We will rejoice and

Be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured be denisebalog©2016

Kingdom Bride

“Whenever I get a hint of “blue”,

My thoughts turn towards upward

To what You’re goanna do.

Excitement rises up from deep inside,

And “the blues” are vanquished from

Your Kingdom Bride.”

“…for He has covered me with the robe of righteousness…and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10


“And as the Bridegroom rejoices

Over the bride,

So shall your God

Rejoice over you.”

Isaiah 62:5 (NKJV)


“The LORD your God

Is in your midst…

He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17(NKJV)


Poem be denisebalog©2017



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©