Beauty Shines

“North wind,

Changed today.

Blustery clouds,

Leaves at bay.


Warm the air,

Cause the sun to shine.

Flowers to bloom in

Your perfect time.


Oh, the

Perfection of Your Beauty,

The whole world does see.

The Radiance of

Your Love

Shining down from Thee.”

“From the rising of the sun to its going down…

The Perfection of Beauty,

God will shine forth.”

Psalm 50:2 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018


Morning Wings

“Can I rise in time to see the sky?

Blink the blush from morning eyes?

Or will the clouds

Conceal the view

For uniquely theirs and

Only You?”

“In my distress I called upon the LORD,

And cried out to my God;

He heard my voice… and

He flew upon the wings of the wind…

He delivered me because He delighted in me.”

Psalm 18:6-19 NKJV

Song of David to the LORD on the day

He “delivered him from all his enemies and the hand of Saul.”


Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs by denisebalog©2017

Laughter Ahead

“Oh how I laughed

When I heard what

You said,

‘The vision awaits,

“Though it tarries,”

Keep looking ahead.’


Then one day without

Knowing its time;

You opened the door,

To the impossible,

By Your Faithful design.”


“By faith Sarah herself also received strength

To conceive seed,

And she bore a child when she was past the age,

Because she judged

Him Faithful Who had promised.”

Hebrews 11:11 NKJV


“Write the vision

And make it plain on tablets,

That he may run who read its.

For the vision is yet for an

Appointed time;

But at the end it will speak,

And it will not lie.

Though it tarries, wait for it;

Because it will surely come,

It will not tarry.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV


Week 2 – Day 3 of Bible Study and Fellowship


“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Rest and Abide

“While (I) was still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6

“By His Blood I am justified.

Not by toil, work or strive.

With His last breath Jesus cried,

“It is finished!”

Be at peace with God;

Rest and abide.”


“So when Jesus had received the sour wine,

He said, “It is finished!”

And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” John 19:30 NKJV


“You are already clean because of the Word

Which I have spoken to you.

Abide in Me,

And I in you.

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,

Unless it abides in the Vine,

Neither can you,

Unless you abide in Me.”

John 15:3:4 NKJV


Week 2, Day 2 – Bible Study

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos by denisebalog©2014 – Jerusalem, Israel

Where are you going?

Thank you for allowing me the open door to share my personal journey through the pages of “The Quest Bible” study with you.

Today’s post may be a bit different.

About 3 weeks ago, I found myself in a place of ‘stumbling’ and the Lord asked me, “What are you doing here Denise?”

“Where have you come from and where are you going?” Genesis 16:8

So here on page 51 of Week 2 of “The Quest” is my personal responses as I “walked it out” with Jesus at the Well of the One Who sees me. Blessings.

Week 2 – Day 1 “The Quest”

“Where have you come from and

Where are you going?”


“Between the wildernesses of Kadesh,

And the hail of “Ber’ed”,

Instead of condemnation,

You loved on me instead.


Speaking gently to me

At the “well” of the Word I read.

Keeping my foot from slipping,

And safely in Your stead.”


“You are the God Who See me.” Genesis 16:13

“The well was called Beer Lahoi Roi” Genesis 16:14




“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo by denisebalog©2014 the Sea of Galilee, Israel

Place of Time

“Thank you for this Peace of time.

Not my will, but Yours divine.

Guide my hands and bless my bowl;

Open my eyes as Your treasures unfold.

Cause my heart to step in Thine,

For I long to hear Your voice in this place of time.”


“…and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12 (NKJV)

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured by denisebalog©2017

Eyes Set Forward

“No turning back to the former ways.

No stretching the neck in reverse these days.

Eyes straight forward,

Head set firm;

Wisdom beckons onward,

Come listen to My Words and learn.”

“For what had not been told them they shall see,

And what they had not heard they shall consider.”

Isaiah 52:15 (NKJV)


 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©

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

He Prays for Us – Capernaum Part Ten

“And when He had sent the multitudes away,

He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23 NKJV

 Mount Arbel is believed to be the location where Jesus would have gone to pray for it is walking distance from the Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, and its vantage point of more than 1000 feet over-looking the Lake.

“Now when evening came,

The boat was in the middle of the sea;

And He was alone on the land.” Mark 6:47 NKJV


“Then He saw them straining at rowing,

For the wind was against them.” Mark 6:48 NKJV


“Now about the fourth watch of the night,

He came to them…” Mark 6:49 NKJV


Right when we think no one cares, all hope is lost,

“He came to them, walking on the sea…” Mark 6:49 NKJV


Jesus prays for us.

Sees us in our “rowing” state of mind;

And when the “winds” are blowing hard against us,

Jesus – right on time.

“…since He always lives to make intercession for (us).” Hebrews 7:25 NKJV


Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

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.