Wisdom Calls – The Season of College

College Freshman Day!
Convocation Assembly
Yep, that’s my boy in the red going down to sign the “Commit to Complete Pledge” for finishing what he begins in College.

We’ve been busy embracing this new season of college in our son’s life.

With “Wisdom” on our minds, I would like to re-post a poem from a 2015 trip to the Reading Room in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. This trip to Reading Room was one of the most valuable investments we made into our son’s life. Wisdomfar more precious than jewels. 

Wisdom Calls

“The Reading Room,

the Reading Room,

the reason that we came.

To walk the halls,

to hear the call,

Her “Wisdom” calls your name.

 

The Reading Room,

the Reading Room,

Her magnificence Great Hall.

To read the books,

to have a look,

and never be the same.

 

She’s wood and oak,

where words and prose,

and history grows

each volume they contain.

 

The oak line desks

only one could guess,

who sat in these before.

No photos here,

She’s far too dear,

and there’s clearance at the door.

 

She’s beautiful,

restful,

color that’s unchanged.

To walk the Hall,

Hear “Wisdom” call,

And never be the same.”

 

“Does not wisdom call?

Does not understanding raise her voice?

…for wisdom is better than jewels,

And all that you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 8:1-11 (ESV)

Photo of Great Hall taken from observation area in the Library of Congress

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

Peace of the Son

“Yesterday was hard.

I was looking back with my heart.

But a new day’s begun;

Keeping my eyes on

The Son.”

 

“Peace, I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you;

Not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled.” John 14:27 (NKJV)

 

“…and the Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,

Will guard your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2017

Summer’s Song

“The sky is blue as you move along;

Hovering over the waters,

In tune with summer’s song.”

 

 

Written of my swimming friend, a beautiful black and white winged dragonfly.

He delighted me with his playful presence on a perfect summer day.

Little did I know, once visited, he would not return to hover or play.

 

Poem by denisebalog© 2017

Image credit by spirit animal – 43067868 – portrait of a light blue dragonfly

Love’s Intimate Wing

“In the night hour,

I hear Your voice call.

Ever gently waking me;

Adventure down the hall.

Snuggled so intimate under the

“Corner of Your wing”.

Faithful promises speak to me,

“Until the daybreak” sings.”

“Take Your maidservant under Your wing.” Ruth 3:9 NKJV

 

Ever so intimate…

“So she lay at His feet until morning, and she arose before one could recognized another.”

Ruth 3:14 NKJV

 

“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away,

I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh.” Song of Solomon 4:6

 

Poem by denisebalog© 2017

Daybreak photos captured by denisebalog©

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

 

Boardwalk Strides

“Summer days,

I count each one.

Lots of time for play and fun.

Morning cool,

Afternoons of pool.

Evening tides,

Boardwalk strides.

Umbrella’s flapping in the sun,

Goodbye to June,

Your “season’s” done.

Hello July!

Light up the sky!!”

“You own the day, You own the night;

You put stars and sun in place.

You laid the four corners of earth,

Shaped the seasons of summer and winter.”

Proverbs 74:16-17 (The Message)

Happy Fourth of July!!

Poem by denisebalog©2017

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

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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