Bridegroom’s Arms

“After the storm all fear is gone;

For I’ve learned to dance,

Resting,

In my Bridegroom’s arms.”

 

“Your left arm would be under my head,

And Your right arm would embrace me…

Place me like a seal over Your heart,

Like a seal on Your arm.”

Song of Solomon 8:2&6 (NLT)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Come Speedily – Capernaum Part Six

Capernaum by the Sea

“…and He was by the sea.

And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name.

And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly, saying,

“My little daughter lies at the point of death.

 Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”

So Jesus went with him.” (Mark 5:21-24 NKJV)

 

Jairus name means – “God enlightens”.

Enlighten – to glitter, to illuminate, cause to shine.

Is it safe to say?

When Jesus visited Jairus house, raising his twelve year old daughter from death, Jairus and his household were enlighten, illuminated, shining and glittering in the brilliance and Light of the Son!

 

“Stir up my heart,

Illuminate the view.

Jairus on his knees,

Lord,

I’ve pleaded there too!

“Come speedily! Save my son! For without Your intervention, his life is surely done!”

Jairus must have cried these very words to You.

Thank You Jesus for Your Grace,

“For behold, (You) make all things new!” (Rev. 21:5)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Have You Not Heard! A New Thing

“New Day,

New Month,

New Season,

New Change.

Purposely setting

One foot in front of the other;

Embracing Life,

Never the same!”

 

“Do not remember the former things,

Nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing,

Now it shall spring forth;

Shall you not know it?

I will even make a road in the wilderness and

Rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV

 Poem by denisebalog©

 

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“A “suddenly” Lord, have they not heard!

You are Faithful, Loyal and True to Your Word”

Poem quote from Day One

Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection by denisebalog

Available on Amazon

Reclaim the vine

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“Poems and rhyme,
Sore limbs and time.
My son and I work to
Reclaim the vine.”

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After years of overgrowth, we have labored since last fall to reclaim what was once a lovely horse pasture. No horses in the future plans, but the sense of accomplishment has been price less!
“You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be.” Psalm 128:2 NLT

Valiant of Heart

In Honor of our military service men and women.

 

Valiant of Heart

“Remembering Memorial Day and the

Red, White and Blue.

Those who served, and

Continue to do.

The keepers of rank, the

Valiant of heart;

May we thank you for your service,

For in freedom our day starts.”

Vietnam War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

WWII Memorial

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery

Poem by denisebalog©

Photos captured in Washington, DC 2012 and 2015

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.

In the Beginning…

“My spirit stirred,

In the beginning.

My heart was ignited,

In the beginning.

What was old is gone,

In the beginning.

New Life and Light Provided

As we begin together,

In the beginning.”

 

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog

Photo captured on the Sea of Galilee by denisebalog

 

Light Will Shine on Your Ways

“Season of beginnings

And brand new.

But first;

Graduation’s path of time to embrace, and

Walk on through.”

 

“You will decide on a matter, and it

Will be established for you, and

Light will shine on your ways.”

Job 22:28 (ESV)

 

“For everything there is a season…

A time to be born,

A time to plant,

A time to heal,

A time to laugh,

A time to dance,

A time to embrace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-6

 

Celebrating our Son’s High School Graduation today!

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Like a Lamb Brought Forth

“…like a lamb that was led to slaughter…”Isaiah 53:7

The Hebrew definition of this Scripture can be translated as this:

“…like an animal, He was pushed out, brought forth with pomp, to be butchered.”

– The cost of this road is becoming far to clear. My whole being wants to turn away, hid my eyes, close my mind. To turn away now, was not an option for Jesus, the Perfect Lamb of God Who was slain for me. –

Poem to Ponder

“He set His “face like flint”,

determined onward, 

He freely went.”

 “Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection”, page 24, Denise Balog

Available on Amazon

 

Heart to Understand

 

Lord may my,

“Mind to be opened,

Ear to hear,

Heart to understand;

Hand to receive,

Foot to stand.

For on bended knee in the Garden,

You fulfilled the Father’s plan.”

 

“For I have come down from heaven,

Not to do my own will but

The will of Him Who sent me.” John 6:38

 

Morning prayer poem by denisebalog©

Photos captured in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel

You Are Our Delight

In honor of heading to a Women’s Conference Event in Wichita Falls, TX

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!” Psalm 34:4

This day plan long

Before time understood.

Your will,

Your desire,

Your plans for our lives.

Call me after You Lord Jesus,

You are our delight!”

 

“I sought the LORD

And He heard me,

And delivered me from

All my fears.

They look to Him and were radiant,

And their faces were not ashamed.”

Psalm 34:8 NKJV

Shaking my tambourine!! Whooohooo!!

Poem by denisebalog©