Day Light

“Help me move forward;

Light my path and pen.

Embrace our time together,

Before the day’s end “


“By Your Words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.” Psalm 119:105 The Message


“For He sows seeds of light within…and seeds of joy burst forth for the lovers of God.” Psalm 97:11 The Passion Translation


May your path before you burst forth with Light and seeds of joyous purpose today!

Blessings, Denise

Poem by denisebalogc2021

Photo captured by denisebalog

Pencil and Prayer

“Good morning Lord. Now that I’m here how do I separate writing and prayer?

Both are written on my heart, but where does the line begin and the prayer start?

Search me, O Lord, and find me new. For I bring this pencil and paper in dedication to You.”


Dedication – Strong’s Hebrew #2598 – chanukah. It was used to show something was officially in service.


“Oh LORD, You have searched me and know me. You know my rising up; You understand my thoughts from afar off…and are acquainted with all my ways ” Psalm 139:1:2 NKJV

“You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence.” Psalm 139:4 The Message

You know every step I take before my journey begins. You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness You follow behind me.” Psalm 139:5 The Passion Translation


May you be blessed to know the kindness of the Lord Who prepares the day ahead and hears the dedications written in our hearts.

Blessings, denise

Song in the Wind

“All writing is in a sense a prayer – a sending out of hope, a thanksgiving, a celebration, a song sent into the wind that we hope someone will hear.” Quote by Georgia Heard


Writing the words scored on our hearts happens for me in the quiet places of life. In the uninterrupted times when the house is asleep or the rare days of gardening outside in the light.

Raking pass the clutter of the “to do’s”…


Stepping into the ideas, dreams and stories my heart longs to share.

Cutting away the weeds of negativity…


Not listening to the trash talk, “Your not good enough,” or “No one else will care to read.”


“Weeds were wrapped around my head.” Jonah 2:5

Uncovering a nugget of truth.


It takes persistence to break open the time…


Once opened, beauty blooms upward toward the light renewing the passion planted deep inside one’s soul.


“In hope believed.” Romans 4:18


Let it not be said of me, she didn’t find the time to write, to embrace her destiny for if she passes by her heart’s desire as “…a song sent into the wind…”

“I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40 NKJV


“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 NKJV


“Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before You, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” Psalm 139:15 TM

Dancing Loved – Part Two

“Dancing loved my heart conceals.

He speaks His Truth in Word reveals.

Plans and purpose His good for me.

What once was lame my heart does see.”

 

“For indeed I AM for you, and I will turn to you…I will make you inhabited as in former times and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I AM the LORD.” Ezekiel 36:9-11 NKJV

 

Having come through a long season of waiting…my heart now sees.

 

Poem by denisebalog©2019

Photo captured by mbalog©2019

In the Cool of the Garden

“And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” Genesis 3:8 nkjv

I see a lot of flowers but no fruit.

Ouch, that one hurt Lord.

Yep, a true Word spoken to my spirit and a visual picture to remember.

I have several things and projects in the making but common day distractions seem to be my excuse. (Laundry, dinner, blah, blah).

I see no fruit.

Thank You Lord, I needed to see that.

He makes everything beautiful in it’s time…”Ecclesiastes 3:8

Now to Him Who able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory” Ephesians 3:20

Yep, I needed to hear this “in the cool of ” of my garden. Stop making excuses and watch the fruit grow!

Blessings in your garden today,

Denise

PS: I learned how to tag and use categories today on my new gardening too, my phone😊

Treasures of Time

“A journal,

A journal,

More than a book.

Pages to turn,

Places to look.

Concealed inside

Are treasures of time.

A place to return

In Holy Land stride.

Memories and

Wisdom;

Thoughts far too deep

To absorb all at once,

So in writing we keep.

Days and hours of

The trip to enjoy.

Returning once more,

To our

Promise Land joy!”

 

 

 

 This photo was captured of me by a fellow traveler as I was writing in my journal at the Dead Sea – 2011. 

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photographs captured on both the 2011 trip and 2014 to Israel.

 

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)


Photo: dove-pigeon-new-hd-wallpapers-free-download-birds-pictures

poem by denisebalog©

The Hope of “Romantic Love”

The last one to share. This essay really touched my heart. I pray you have been blessed reading the thoughts and hearts of fifth grade children.


Fifth Grade Boy

“Romantic love to me means: someone who you care enough for that you’d do anything for and they care enough for you to do the same thing, or family. As some people like to call it, that is what I call romantic love is: never wanting to be away from one certain person, that’s what romantic love is to some people.

To all romantic love is the thing that bonds people together. To some it is hope, it is the thing that everybody needs, without it, we’d be lost, we would be emotionless robots.”

Written by a Fifth grade boy in a single parent house.

Love is in the air in Elementary!
Love fills the air in Elementary!


 

Writing Prompt #2 – “Romantic Love” – Hugs in Elementary

 

Fifth Grade Girl
Romantic Love #2  

“You might think Romantic Love is mushy and gross but im shure when you get older you will be interested.

Take your perents as an example my perents have been maired for about 15 years. You have to have a bond with someone. Its not about how cute they are its about what you like about him or her. If I was looking for a guy I would want someone who is helpful, smart, sweet, loyal, honest, understanding and sporty.

Some people have been mairied for 75 they ate at the same table and sleep in the same bed. They love each other a lot. They have a bond.”

Written by a Fifth grade girl in a two parent house.


Married 12 plus years
Married 12 plus years

The “Trust” of Romantic Love– Hugs

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Hearts and Love fill the air in Elementary this week. I would like to share a few “Writing Prompts” written by Fifth grade students. Generally in the age of eleven, about to turn twelve this year.

Their words describing “Romantic Love” touched my heart.   When reading, please keep in mind, only one is written from a child’s view who has both father and mother continuously in their house and lives; each articulated “romantic love” beautifully.  Proud of each of them:) 


Fifth Grade Boy

Romantic Love  – Writing Prompt #1

“What I think love is about. This is going to be based on my grandmother and grandfather they have been married for forty-six years that’s a long time to me. They also are bestfriends. They love each other. Always helpful to each other. They still hold hands. They have strong feelings for each other. That is what I think love is about.”

Written by a Fifth Grade boy in a single parent household.


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Do I write for You or the Silent “W”?

The silent "W"
The silent “W”…do I write for You?

This poem is dedicate to neighbor, friend, and brother in Christ,

Edmond Sanganyado of “Naked Christian”

formerly “The Chronicles of the Kid Next Door”

http://gracemusing.com/2015/09/19/for-the-first-time-i-am-a-naked-christian-this-is-why/


 

Blogging for less than a year,

I have asked myself this question many times.


 

“Do I write for You

or

to see the

Silent “W”?

Do I worship

or

worry?

Do I wavier

or

walk?

Are these words

from my heart,

or

merely just

talk?

Show me Way, Lord,

Wander,

I’m prone to do.

Wonderful,

Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace,

my heart

Worships

You!”

Poem by denisebalog


“For to us a child is born,

To us a Son is given;

And the government shall be upon

His shoulder,

And His Name shall be called

Wonderful, Counselor,

Mighty God, Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of His government and of peace

There will be no end…”

Isaiah 9:6-9 (ESV)

 

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