Love Dwells

“In quiet, Love’s canopy dwells.”


“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Psalm 91:1 NKJV


“In the shadow of His hand He has hidden me.” Isaiah 49:2 NKJV


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Photograph by denisebalogc2020

First Love

Heart beat – secretly in love.


God, You know our every heart-secret…” Psalm 44:21 TPT

“I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me. ” Psalm 81:5 TMT

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NKJV


My heart is discovering as I press into writing and sharing again, more the opening up and sharing, I am more at peace. Focusing on Jesus’ Beauty, Faithfulness and the Love of God has empowered me to step into daily life with a joyful heart of expectation for the future 💜🕊️🙏

Thank you for stopping by and joining me on life’s journey.

Blessings,

Denise

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Haiku 2-3-2

Creative Eyes

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollack was an American painter and abstract expressionist. 1912-1956


One of the joys of working in an Primary/Elementary school is to see the kids art work lining the hallway by the Art room.

I’m always amazed at their creativity. The following pictures are 3-D handmade clay figures expressing how they see themselves ❤️ Enjoy!


Peyton’s curly golden hair is an especially nice touch. Yep, I think I see cheer pom-poms 🥰 Go Peyton!
This one reminds me of wild hair “gingerbread” coming in from a windy playground ❤️ I’m so glad you have your yellow boots on because it’s muddy out there!
I think “Alondra”was thinking about lunch because it looks like her lunchbox ❤️
I love the peaks in the background especially since we live in a fairly flat location ❤️ I think I see a “steering wheel”. Maybe Leo is planning a trip to the mountains!
I couldn’t see the student’s name on this picture, but I love the fly away curls!❤️

As I stood looking at their clay figures expressing their unique selves, I couldn’t help but be encouraged to see how beautiful they see themselves and each other ❤️

I’m not sure if Elena is jumping or doing a cheer, but the details of her face in the clay is beautiful ❤️❤️
My personal favorite (I think I see myself this way), Red, White and Blue through and through ❤️🇺🇲 Go Edger!🇺🇲🇺🇲❤️

“We are the clay and You are the Potter. Each one of us is the creative work of Your hands.’ Isaiah 64:8 The Passion Translation


“To see through a child’s eyes, is a daily chuckle and a full face smile ” quote by me❤️

I hope you enjoyed a “seeing” my daily world ❤️


“And if you tenderly care for this little one on My behalf, you are tenderly caring for Me ” Matthew 18:5 The Passion Translation

Blessings and have a great day! Denise

His Unfolding Joy

“When viewed from the perspective of Scripture, history is more than the recording of the events of the past. Rather, what has happened in the past, what is happening now, and what will happen in the future is all evidence of the unfolding of the purposeful plan devised by the personal God of the Bible.

“All circumstances of life – past, present, and future – fit into the sovereign plan of God like pieces of a puzzle.”

Quote by Robert Lightner, theologian, Dallas Theological Seminary


“Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by it’s horns.” Genesis 22:13 NKJV

Reading this verse, I have heard it taught, and believe, that “Isaac” and the “ram” are both pictures or shadows of Jesus Christ. (The Son and the sacrifice).

“…you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Genesis 22:12 NKJV

“And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17 NJKV

Reading further, my eyes landed on the words in verse 23 of the 24 verses in Genesis 22.

“And Bethuel begot Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.” Genesis 22:23 NJKV


STOP. “Lord, why would Holy Spirit choose to finish one of the most important chapter’s in Scripture, Abraham offering up his son Isaac, with telling us how many children Abraham’s brother Nahor had?”

“Look again.” I heard Him speak to me.


“Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked,”

Rebekah!” “LORD, Abraham saw Rebekah in the future! Isaac, his beloved son, married Rebekah, who bore Jacob, who bore the twelve sons, who bore David, who bore Jesus!”

Rebekah is the Bride!” The Bride! Abraham saw the Church, the Bride of Christ!”


This revelation changed everything for me. It deepened the significance of the love Christ has for us, His Church. Jesus saw us from the beginning. He, “lifted his eyes” and saw His Bride. The cross “behind him,” and His Bride in the future. We are in Chapter 22 of Genesis ❤️


The Bride, Jesus willingly offered up His life for His Bride.

“Looking into Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame…”Hebrews 12:2 NKJV

Jesus, yesterday, today and forevermore! “The sovereign plan of God. “

“I am by Beloved’s, and His desire is towards me.”Song of Solomon 7:10 NKJV

Psalm 91:14 – Attached to His Heart

Faith Pictures

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because He has known My name.” Psalm 91:14 NJKV

He has set” in the Hebrew means to cling, to delight, to long, to love.

#2836 – chashaq in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance, pg 1865.

May your heart be strengthen and blessed as you allow God to delight in you today❤️

Break of Day Luminous

“The revelation-light of His Word makes my spirit shine radiant.” Psalm 19:8 TPT

The Hebrew understanding of this verse can be as this:

The break of day, luminous light of His Word causes my eyes to shine with the knowledge of His Face, and favor in life.

Praying you too may be so captivated by the Light of God’s Word and the radiance of Jesus’ Face; your eyes will shine new with understanding of His love for you by His grace!

God bless you,

Denise

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

The LORD makes His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV

Hearing Love – 2:14

My heart always skips a beat when I discover what I like to call a “2:14 heart verse”.

Spending time with my Beloved in the

Song of Solomon 2:14 NKJV

“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,

In the secret places of the cliff,

Let me see your face,

Let me hear your voice,

For your voice is sweet,

And your face is lovely.”

Journaling my heart’s secret thoughts beside the Dead Sea, Israel.

Oh the sweetness found in 2 Corinthians 2:14

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ,

And through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”

His fragrance is captivating.

Who could resist imaging oneself sitting at the table with Boaz our Kingsman Redeemer in

Ruth 2:14

“Now Boaz said to her at mealtime,

“Come here, and eat of the bread, and

Dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.”

Vinegar can speak of “tears” in the Bible. Oh, how my heart weeps with Jesus’ love and comfort when I spend time in His Word.

I can share my tears with Him safely.

And the ultimate love of the One Who gave His life for me found in

Colossians 2:14

“He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us,

He erased it all – our sins, our stained soul – He deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved!

Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto His Cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation.” The Passion Translation

He first loved me.

I pray you find a 2:14 love verse for yourself as you curl up with the One Who loves us on this Valentine’s Day.

Love ya,

Denise

xoxox

No Internet Needed

“You and me, Lord,

Meeting in the morn.

Battle through the night,

Choking hands of scorn.

Steadfast in Your Love;

No thoughts of abandonment.

Your Holy Spirit strong;

Removed the fear and stench.

Waking in Your Presence,

Curling up with You.

No need of internet;

You and me will do.”

“His massive arms are wrapped around you,

Protecting you.

You can run under His covering of Majesty and hide.

His arms of faithfulness are Shield

Keeping you from harm.”

Psalm 91:5

The Passion Translation

Poem by dbalog©2021

Photo by dbalog©2019

You Walked for Me

“From the sands of the sea

Your heart is set on me.

Through the expanse of time the

Cross it does remind.

You walked all the way for me;

From Your heart flowed Calvary.”

 

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!

How great is the sum of them!

If I should count them,

They would be more in number than the sand.”

Psalm 139:17-18 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photo captured by denisebalog©2012

Sure and Steadfast

“This hope we have as an anchor of our soul,

Both sure and steadfast…” Hebrews 6:19 NKJV

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us,

In that while we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NKJV

 

Photographs captured by denisebalog©2018 at Caesarea, Israel

Cooing Song

 

“In the Valley of the Doves

Is where I heard my  Faithful Love.

The cooing of His song

Carried my feet along.

Searching for His path;

The sounds of joy

His gentle laugh.

On rocky hills we made our climb;

Guiding steps one at a time.

 

Further up He sang to me.

Open heart my eyes could see.

Purest Love for all time;

For I am His and

He is mine.”

“O my Dove,

In the clefts of the Rock,

In the secret places of the cliff,

Let me see Your face,

Let me hear Your Voice;

For Your Voice is sweet,

And Your Face is lovely.”

Song of Solomon 2:14 NKJV

 

“My Beloved is mine,

And I am His.”

Song of Solomon 2:16 NKJV

 

Jesus said…

“And I will pray the Father, and

He will give you another Helper that

He may abide with you forever –

“The Spirit of Truth” –

Whom the world cannot receive,

Because it neither sees Him nor knows Him,

But you know Him,

For He dwells with you and

Will be with you.”

John 14:16&17 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photographs by denisebalog©2018 – Galilee area, The Valley of the Doves, Israel

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