Bridegroom’s Arms

“After the storm all fear is gone;

For I’ve learned to dance,


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©

Follow Your Heart

Follow the tracts...

“Follow the tracts…to the Shepherd’s tent.”

“Where do You rest Your flock?”

“Where do they lie in rest?”

Snags of dry and rock;

Endless days of test.


“If you do not know,”

Oh, most beautiful follower of Mine,

The path is right before you,

Follow your heart to Mine.”


Song of Solomon 1:7-8 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©

Happy Valentine's Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise
Happy Valentine’s Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise

Not All Poems, and Pros in Quietness

It’s not all poems and pros each morning.

This is how the Word strengthens

and encourages me for the coming day.

I pray you would be blessed,

and encouraged in His

surrounding quietness

and peace.


This morning I struggled

to find my way to the coffee

and peace in the day.

The ‘Jesus Calling” devotional

offered the words,

“in quietness and in trust

shall be your strength”

from Isaiah 30:15.

Prompting the search for “quietness”.


Finding several Scriptures

with the word “quietness”

but only once

mentioned with the definition

from 1 Chronicles 22:9.

A masculine noun from

the very word of “Shalom”

or “peace”.

David is speaking

to his son Solomon.

Giving Solomon

the promise of God

for his life.

His kingdom would have peace

for 40 years.


“Behold, a son shall be born to you

who shall be a man of rest.

I will give him rest from

all his surroundings enemies.

For his name shall be Solomon,

and I will give peace

and quietness to Israel

in his days.” 1 Chronicles 22:9 (ESV)


Quietness – #8253 – shetqet

– tranquility – peace – rest.

The Hebrew letters spell:



Sheen – the smile to know

Koof – in the back of your head

Tet – the surrounding Peace of the Son Who loves you!



I chuckled, for reading on,

David tells his son, Solomon,

in verse 16 to

“Arise and work!”

The LORD be with you!”


May the LORD be with each of you today

as we “Arise and work!”

Knowing we are surrounded

by the Peace of our Prince


for His Kingdom work!




ps: photo of the 21st Hebrew letter “sheen”

Smile of Peace over the City of Jerusalem

captured – March 2014

Sheen - 21st letter - Do you see the "smile" or "teeth"?
Sheen – 21st letter – Do you see the “smile” or “teeth”?
Reysh - 20th letter - Head (of a person). Can you see the flip of his hair or cap?
Reysh – 20th letter – Head (of a person). Can you see the flip of his hair or cap?
Tet - the 9th Hebrew letter. Word picture for 'surround."
Tet – the 9th Hebrew letter. Word picture for ‘surround.”


For more visual pictures of the Hebrew letters,

see the menu for Hebrew Alphabet Chart.

#19 - Koof - 2011 better 0824
Koof – the back of the head in Jerusalem. Shalom!


Devotional by Sarah Young


Wandering Warrior

“Lord, this is my

Time of worship,

Time spent with You.

Do I give it up

To write a word or two?

Wandering warrior,

The victory is right here.

Camped beside the

King’s tent,

Listening with an ear.”

Poem by denisebalog



"Tell me, whom my soul loves, where You pasture Your flock..." SofS 1:7

“Tell me, whom my soul loves, where You pasture Your flock…” Song of Solomn 1:7

“Tell me, You whom my soul loves,

Where You pasture Your flock,

Where You make it lie down at noon;

For why should I be like one who veils


beside the flocks of Your companions?”

Song of Solomon 1:7 (ESV)

Feature photo captured by the Ford of Jabbok (Genesis 32:22)

on the way to the Dead Sea area in Israel, March 2014

The Dead Sea area, En Gedi, Isarel - March 2014
The Dead Sea area, En Gedi, Isarel – March 2014
The Dead Sea, Israel
The Dead Sea, Israel

Sharing a bit or two of my adventure.

The Bible changed from black and white to

living color right before my eyes.

May you also be blessed with eyes to see.

blessings, denise



Photo101 – Day 20 – “Triumphal” Fragrance

Was it the day, after 15 years of marriage, and three months in the NICU, we brought our premature son home from the hospital?

“He gives the barren woman a home,

Making her the joyous mother of children.” Psalm 113:9 (ESV)

Triumphal Fragrance
Triumphal Fragrance

Was it the day in 2001, three months after September’s 911, and my husband losing his aerospace job in the midst of building, we moved into our long awaited home.

“He is not afraid of bad news;

His heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.” Psalm 112:7 (ESV)

Triumphal Fragrance
Triumphal Fragrance

Yes, these are days of triumph in my life.

But, this is the day my heart


Jumped for joy,


The day Jesus was true to His promise,

Removing all my fear, doubts and anxieties

And brought me to

Jaffa, Israel, to show me the brides.

Then I knew…then I understood…

Triumphal Fragrance
Triumphal Fragrance

“My Beloved speaks and says to me;

“Arise, My love, My beautiful one,

And come away,

For behold, the winter is past;

The rain is over and gone.

The flowers appear on the earth,

The time of singing has come,

The voice of the turtledove…

And the vines are in blossom;

They give forth fragrance.

Arise, My love, My beautiful one,

And come away.”

Song of Solomon 2:10-14 (ESV)


“But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession,

and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.”

2 Corinthians 2:14 (ESV)



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