March 24, 2019

He Takes Pleasure - (by tom balistreri)

God takes pleasure in His people.
They are His delight.
He gives the afflicted salvation.
He beautifies with His light.

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March 23, 2019

Despite Missteps - (by tom balistreri)

My life is not,
finished yet,
and despite,
my missteps,

the Lord forgives,
and renews me,
to face anew,
my destiny.

March 22, 2019

I Do - (by tom balistreri)

Written and performed by tom balistreri.



 Do I believe everything will turn out right?
I do.
Do I believe darkness will be conquered by Light?
I do.

I’m no Pollyanna with his head in the sand.
But I believe that there is a greater plan.
Do I think God will prevail?
I do.

This world is a constant struggle
designed to strengthen the weak.
Yet there is peace
promised by the Lord
for those who really want it
All they have to do is seek.

Do I think the world is out of control?
I do.
But do I think evil will fail at its goals?
I do.

No Exposure Needed - (by tom balistreri)

I have no surprise,
of unknown disclosure.
The secrets of my heart
You need no exposure.
Yet in love Your willing,
to bless and forgive,
and show me the way
that I should live.



March 21, 2019

Dramatic Change - (by tom balistreri)

To some I may,
seem fanatic,
but the change God made,
has been dramatic.

He cleansed my spirit,
every part,
and gave to me,
a new soul and heart.

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March 20, 2019

Desolate To Exquisite - (by tom balistreri)

A life that once
was desolate
Through God
has become exquisite.

The Lord restored
spirit and soul,
and made the broken
into the whole.

March 19, 2019

Ever Climbing - (by tom balistreri)

We were ever climbing.
Trying to get to You.
But You seemed so far away,
despite what we could do.

Then to our amazement,
in more than we could trust.
You brought us into union,
by coming down to us.

March 17, 2019

Control - (by tom balistreri)

God does not
give burdensome rules,
to keep one in control.

But He guides,
and protects your life,
your spirit and your soul.

March 16, 2019

He Will Give You Rest - (by tom balistreri)

Go to the Lord,
He will give you rest,
from weariness,
of earthly quests.
He will grant you joy,
and all it brings,
and the peace to love,
quieter things.

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March 15, 2019

In A Twinkle - (by tom balistreri)

In the twinkle of an eye,
the present will pass by,
a change will come within,
a new life will begin,
old things become new,
false replaced with the true,
because of sacrifice,
one can have new life in Christ.

March 14, 2019

Lovingly With Care - (by tom balistreri)

God watches us
lovingly,
and guides us
with care.

He makes sure
life’s temptations
are no more
than we can bare.