November 30, 2018

Seeking Muse - (a poem by tom balistreri)

One seeks inspiration,
to find their muse,
or proper methods,
to be put to use.

Waste not the time,
seeking thoughts elsewhere,
when answers come,
through simple prayer.

November 29, 2018

Final Triumph - (a poem by tom balistreri)

No mater your situation,
or lifestyle you have had.
The Lord will receive you.
No burden will He add.

Do not dwell on struggle,
nor whine and mope.
Have faith in God,
your eternal hope.

He will redeem
and see you through,
to blessings that
you never knew.

The Lord God will triumph,
over all evil deeds.
He will heal all that's broken,
and set all captives free.

November 28, 2018

Consult The Expert - (a poem by tom balistreri)

To find solutions to a problem,
much effort one exerts.
It's best if one consults,
a particular expert.

To understand life,
and all that it brings,
consult with God,
the creator of all things.

November 27, 2018

A Sure Guide - (a poem by tom balistreri)

This life is unpredictable.
Like wind to and fro.
The currents ever shifting,
changing direction where one goes.

But You Lord are steady,
always true, a sure way.
Never faltering or failing,
a guide for all our days.

November 26, 2018

Through The Struggle - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Through the challenge,
and the struggle,
I seek the Lord,
in times of trouble.

He comforts,
and strengthens me,
and gives the grace,
that I need.

November 25, 2018

He Does Shine - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Brighter than the sun,
the Lord does shine.
Greater than all gods,
men create in their minds.

He is all and true,
the first and last.
Humbling the mighty,
and lifting the downcast.

November 24, 2018

Unable To Conceal - (a poem by tom balistreri)

My heart is full,
I shall not conceal,
there is no way,
to hide my zeal.

I must proclaim,
for all to see,
what God my King,
has done for me.

I lift my voice,
to God in praise,
and thank Him for,
His awesome ways.

I sing of all,
He's done for me,
His endless love,
and great mercy.

November 23, 2018

To Begin Again - (a poem by tom balistreri)

The Lord cleanses souls
and makes them new.
He replaces false
with the true.

Relieves the burden
and the pain.
And allows us
to begin again.

November 22, 2018

The Great Pursuit - (a poem by tom balistreri)

I will not falter,
or fail to start,
to pursue the Lord,
with all my heart.

To my surprise,
I did not foresee,
the Lord God,
pursues me.

November 21, 2018

The Breath I Breathe - (a poem by tom balistreri)

In you oh Lord,
I do believe.
Your praise is in,
each breath I breathe.

With eyes of faith,
I do see.
All the gifts,
you've given me

November 20, 2018

The Prodigal - (a poem by tom balistreri)

I set out to live,
wild and free,
and enjoy life,
to the full.

It did not take long,
before I found myself,
broken down,
and poor.

I decided to,
return home,
and submit,
to my father’s choice.

To my surprise,
he welcomed me,
with tears,
he did rejoice.

November 19, 2018

Not Punishment - (a poem by tom balistreri)

God does not seek
your punishment,
He offers life,

He saves us from
the results of sin.
He renews ours souls
to start fresh again.


November 18, 2018

I Shall Not Panic- (a poem by tom balistreri)

I shall not panic,
I will not fear,
for I know,
that God is near.

He protects me
with His loving hand,
and lifts the fallen,
and helps them stand.

November 17, 2018

Volunteer Wanted - (a poem by tom balistreri)

One must volunteer,
to have a life renewed.
For God won't interfere,
in that you choose.

But He will invite you gently,
to walk in his light.
And those who do,
find eternal life.

November 16, 2018

Lead Me, Guide Me - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Lead me This day.
Lord I give You my hand.
Direct my path.
Help me understand.

I depend on You.
On my own there's great cost.
Lord give me direction.
Without You I'm lost.

November 15, 2018

I Relish The Thought - (a poem by tom balistreri)

I relish the thought,
of that day,
when the cares of life,
fall away.

And I enter in,
rest and peace,
and join in to God's,
eternal feast.

November 14, 2018

Lighted Maze - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Sometimes life's path
is like a maze at night,
with many options
left and right.

But one can find the course
to escape their plight,
by following
God's guiding light.

November 13, 2018

The Spirit Will Quicken - (a small poem by tom balistreri)

The Spirit will quicken.
Knowledge He bestows.

He shall lead and guide you,
in all you need to know.

November 12, 2018

I'll Be Seeing You - (performed by tom balistreri)

I had a request to sing this song.
I have heard it many times but never attempted to sing it until now.
So here it is by request, my singing of the classic song,
"I'll Be Seeing You."
Thank you for listening/watching.
- tom

My Faith In God - (a poem by tom balistreri)

November 11, 2018

Able To Rebuild - (a poem by tom balistreri)

My joys complete,
my heart is filled.
Through the Lord,
I can rebuild.

Despite the darkness,
I’ve passed through,
God offers all,
to start anew.

November 10, 2018

Not So Lofty - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Not so lofty
that it can not be obtained.
Not so easy
that one ignores what is gained.

Yet available to all
for those who make the choice.
To seek after God
and make angels rejoice.

November 9, 2018

The Present Gift - (a poem by tom balistreri)

It's not out there,
in the unwritten future.
It's not back there,
in the settled past.
It is in the here and now,
that you must live and hold fast.

The gift of time in this space,
is the present of God’s grace.
Through the lessons in life
we shall learn how,
by our living
in the now.

November 8, 2018

No Second Thoughts - (a poem by tom balistreri)

One needs to follow,
without second thoughts.
To seek the Lord,
as one ought.

He is the way ,
the truth and life.
He will lead,
you in His light.

Do not be,
of double mind,
but leave the foolish,
ways behind.

November 7, 2018

Easy To Remember - (performed by tom balistreri)

I liked this song from the first time I heard it. 
I seem to prefer music from another era. 
I'm either very un-hip, or so un-hip..I'm hip. :) 
Anyway I sing here for you the song, 
"Easy To Remember." 
Thank you for listening. 
- tom

Satisfied Craving- (a poem by tom balistreri)

I knew not,
to satisfy the craving,
the desire of my soul,
was for God's saving.

He welcomed me despite,
my spotted and stained past.
He took me in loving arms,
and held onto me fast.

November 6, 2018

Never To Surface - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Memories of sin,
come to the surface,
regrets renew,
though deeds are past.

But God forgave,
old battles fought,
and past transgression,
He remembers not.

November 5, 2018

Not Now But Someday - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Someday the trails of life,
will come to end.
Then we'll understand,
the lessons dividend.

The test we are given,
is for us to respond.
For paradise is not here,
but in the world beyond.

November 4, 2018

Blessed Are The Simple - (a poem by tom balistreri)

The works of the Lord
are not done by the wise,
the powerful and great,
in whom the common is despised.

Although they are not the type
in which the proud choose to mingle.
God uses for His work,
the foolish and the simple.

November 3, 2018

The Paragon - (a poem by tom balistreri)

He is the paragon of perfection.
The truth and the light.
The Holy Son Of God.
The Father’s delight.

The Holy Good Shepard.
The present and coming King.
He is God Almighty,
Maker of everything.

November 2, 2018

Your Invitation - (a poem by tom balistreri)

We have received an invitation
to join in the glory of the Lord.
He has paid the entrance price.
One that we could not afford.

All are welcome to His kingdom.
To enter simply start,
by leaving the world behind,
and giving Him your heart.

November 1, 2018

Every Drop - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Every drop of tears,
that may fall from your eyes,
someday will be dried,
by God the most high.

He will comfort and reward you,
and restore to you your smile,
and you will know peace,
for you are His child.