Folds of Peace

“Share my coffee with me Lord.

Let me curl up under Your

Blanket of joy.

Dig in deep beneath Your

Folds of peace;

Beginning this day with the

Words You Speak.”

 

“For I know the thoughts I think toward you,

Says, the Lord,

Thoughts of peace and not evil,

To give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

 

“The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV

 

“For He has clothed me with the garment of Salvation,

He has covered me with the robe of (His) Righteousness.”

Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

 

Love – ahabah – Tav-Aleph

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos by denisebalog©2018

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

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©

Melody of Chords Proclaim

“Wind chimes are praising Your Name.

Lifting up chords of Your fame.

Breeze’s sing along,

Carrying the song,

“Jesus the King we proclaim!”

 

Trust in His love;

He’ll lift you above

Every heartache and worry refrain.

Melody of chords, all sing to the LORD,

“Jesus the King we proclaim!”

“…be filled with the Spirit.

Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.

Singing and making melody in your heart to the LORD

…giving thanks always for all things to God the Father

In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:19-20 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2017

Words of Love

 

“Up and off to Church today.

Bring the Word,

Oh Lord, we pray.

Pour upon the listening hearts,

Your Words of Love right from the start.”

 

“So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your Lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

Thus I will bless You while I live;

I will lift up my hands in Your name…

And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.”

Psalm 63:2-5 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Whisper Winds of Fall

 

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“Thank You for the rested sleep.

Snuggled beneath the blankets deep.

Dreams of joy within my heart,

Waking to the coffee pot!

Autumn fall leaves within my view,

Whisper winds stir them too.

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Rain drops falling one by one,

“Showers of Blessing”

From the Son.

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Oh, the delight this time with You.

Morning songs and praises new!”

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“Bless the LORD, O my soul!”

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

May my mediations be pleasing to Him,

For I rejoice in the LORD!”

Psalm 104:33-35 (ESV)

 

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“I will cause showers to come down in their season;

They shall be showers of blessing.” Ezekiel 34:26 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Crouching Donkey

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“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds.” Genesis 49:14

 

Yesterday, I went looking for the first mention of the word “strong”.

It actually means, “skeleton of the body, and bones.”

I thought this strange.

 

This morning, the verse came to mind again, only the word “crouching”.

In the Hebrew the word is actually #7257 – “lying”.

 

Issachar was Leah’s 5th son.  Five reflects –  Favor and Grace!

“And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son…Issachar.” Genesis 30:17

Of the tribe of Issachar it is said they are

“Mighty men of valor” and “Ready for war”.  1 Chronicles 7:1-5

Of all the tribes, Issachar…

“of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” 1 Chronicles 12:32

 

Back to “crouching.” The word comes from the root Hebrew word #7257 “lying”

“Rabats” or Reysh, Bet, Tsadak.

As I thought on the word picture,

  • Man’s (Reysh) dwelling (Bet – our heart and body) in praise and prayer (Tsadik) – between two sheepfolds.  (Tsadik is one of my favorites because it looks like the one of kneeling or standing in praise)

Issachar is crouched down in a position of praise and prayer between two sheepfolds (our family and the world).

And of “strong” – Issachar knows

To his bone,

down to his core,

to the marrow of his “skeleton”

only through Praise and Prayer, through the Favor and Grace of Jesus Christ,

Protection for our family,

Discernment and understand for the times we live in.

 

And knowing, in this position of prayer and praise,

When troubles come upon us, we know…

What we “ought to do”!! Wisdom and Discernment

 

“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between two sheepfolds.”

Even when the whole world thinks we are a “donkey”; we are Mighty men of valor and ready for war in the position of praise and prayer!!

 

Mighty men and women of God,

Praise on!!


Reysh - 20th Hebrew Letter Word Picture: Head (of a man) Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Reysh – 20th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture: Head (of a man)
Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.
Tsadik the 18th letter of Hebrew Picture of a "fishhook" or "hook" To catch, desire, to grasp, to praise Can you see the man standing, lifted hands in praise? (one of the five letters with different shapes when used at the end of a word)
Tsadik the 18th letter of Hebrew
Picture of a “fishhook” or “hook”
To catch, desire, to grasp, to praise
Can you see the man standing, lifted hands in praise?
(one of the five letters with different shapes when used at the end of a word)

Also, not at the end of a word Tsadik looks like this:

Tsadik - the 18th letter. Word picture of a "fishhook" or "hook" Meaning: to catch, desire to grasp, to praise. Can you see the man, with lifted hands on his knees in praise?
Tsadik – the 18th letter.
Word picture of a “fishhook” or “hook”
Meaning: to catch, desire to grasp, to praise.
Can you see the man, with lifted hands on his knees in praise?

Kneading Bowl of Blessings

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“Stepping into a

New “season” in life,

Anoint my head;

Remove the strife.

 

Bless my hands and order my steps;

Each one according to

Your Word direct.

Bless my basket and

Kneading bowl.

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Bring time of rest;

Refreshment for soul.

 

Let each day be an

Opportunity for joy.

Deep in the valley,

Or tambourine view;

Singing out thankfulness

And

Glorifying You!”

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“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

Blessed shall you be when you come in,

And blessed shall you be when you go out.”

Deuteronomy 28:5&6 (ESV)


Poem by denisebalog©

 

Windows of Rain

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“No poems or rhymes on eastern time.
Rain of the day, chases away the songs of the south. Warmth from my mouth.
Yet…
Let it be said in the pause of the ride,

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Gazing through windows of
Green countryside.

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The dogwoods in bloom,

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Sing a new tune.

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Azaleas shout out,
“Spring is about!”

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Farmhouses and hills
Delight in the rain,

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As bursting buds

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Joyfully,
Praise forth Your Name! ”

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“Make a joyful noise to the LORD,
All the earth;
Break forth into joyous song and
Praise!”
Psalm 98:4 (ESV)


Poem by denisebalog
Traveling Eastern Pennsylvania

Daniel – The Right Hand of Favor – Yood

“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.” Daniel 10: Verse 10

This was the verse that opened my eyes to see the Hebrew letters.

“a hand touched me…”


 

Yood - 10th letter Word Picture: Closed (right) hand Meaning: Work, a deed, to make, effort
Yood – 10th letter
Word Picture: Closed (right) hand
Meaning: Work, a deed, to make, effort

Yood – Is the smallest of the Hebrew letters but very significant.

It can represent:

“the hand of God”

“the work of God”

“the favor of God by His hand”

Jesus spoke,

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew Chapter 10:29

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Matthew Chapter 10 – Ten

Nothing is insignificant to the Father. So much so, Jesus also said,

“For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18

He was speaking about the letter Yood.


It’s numerical value is 10. The number 10 represents order:

The Ten Commandments

The 10 generations of Adam to Noah.

God delivered Israel by the 10 plagues.

A minyan (a group of 10 men) is required for prayer in the synagogue.


“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.” 

Daniel had the “hand of God” lift him up.

God gave Daniel favor – Daniel 1:9

Yood is the right hand – or the hand of favor, by lifting Daniel up.

God was “working” on Daniel’s behalf.


“Strength and comfort commonly come by degrees to those that have been long cast down and disquieted; they are first helped up a little, and then more. After two days he will review us, and then the third day he will raise us up. And we must not despise the day of small things, but be thankful for the beginning of mercy.” quote by Matthew Henry 


 

God does not,

despise our small frames,

or trembling knees.

He extends His hand of

love and favor.

Picking us up from despair;

depression;

sickness;

loneliness;

and with His mighty

right hand works on our behalf!


And like the “Feature photo” of a tambourine depicting Miriam, the sister of Aaron, who took a tambourine in her hand, went out (with all the women) singing and dancing after the LORD, Who (with a Mighty hand) brought back the waters of the Sea.

Delivering the people from the ten plagues and bondage. Exodus 15:19


 

“On the days when I feel small,

Fighting the battle on my own.

I remember,

You are my Deliverer;

With Mighty Closed Hand of

Yood!”


 

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Yood – the 10th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.


“Your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy…

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake…

Your stretched out Your right hand;

The earth swallowed them.” Exodus 15:6-9 (ESV)

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View of the Dead Sea from Masada – Israel

May His Right hand of Favor deliver you today!! 

blessings,

denise

 

Blessings of the Morning Dove

“Pour your heart into,

And with one read it is gone.

Is this really in

Your plan, Lord,

Or am I merely spinning on?

 

Morning by morning my ear hears

As my pencil moves upon.

Words of praise,

To You Father.

Songs of love,

To the Son.

Blessings of the Trinity,

Quiet as a Dove.”


“O LORD, You are my God.

I will exalt You,

I will praise Your Name,

For You have done wonderful things.”

Isaiah 25:1 (NKJV)


“He awakens me morning by morning,

He awakens my ear…” Isaiah 50:4 (NKJV)


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poem by denisebalog©

As a Sparrow – Singing His Praise!

“Today I’m a sparrow;

“Neither reaping or sowing”

But yet!

My Father in heaven

Feeds me;

Cares for me;

Knows every

Count of feather

on my head;

And covers me

With His love.

 

“Are you not worth more

Than one of these to your

Heavenly Father

Who loves you.”

 

Yes,

Cut off from the flock;

Recovering,

My Father sends one of

His little sparrows

To land outside

My window’s view.

Reminding me from

Heaven’s realm,

“I Love you!”


 

“Even the sparrow finds a home,

And the swallow a nest for herself,

Where she may lay her young,

At Your altars,

O Lord of hosts,

My King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell

In Your house,

Every singing Your praise!”

From the Psalm

-My Soul Longs for

The Courts of the LORD-

Psalm 84:3&4 (ESV)


 

Jesus said,

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?

And not one of them will fall to the ground

Apart from Your Father.

But even the hairs on your head

Are all numbered.

Fear not, therefore,

You are of more value

Than many sparrows.”

Matthew 10:29-31 (ESV)


 

On a personal note

 – missing fellowship

with my Church family

 as I recover from what seems

 as a self-induced,

sever sinus infection.

 But yet, I will sing His praise!


 

Photo captured of sparrows

making their nest in

the Wailing Wall

in Jerusalem – February 2011