November 22, 2019

Able To Rebuild - (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 21, 2019

In The Silence - (By Tom Balistreri)

Seeking wisdom for a choice,
in the silence I hear Your voice.
In the stillness one hears God speak,
help and guidance for all who seek.

November 20, 2019

Open My Eyes - (By Tom Balistreri)

Open my eyes Lord,
and help me see.
the gift of life,
You have given to me.

Grant me understanding.
Let me be aware,
of Your infinite mercies,
and loving care.

November 19, 2019

Beware Of Flattery - (By Tom Balistreri)

Beware of flattery,
one receives in this world.
By it much deception
in one's life has been unfurled.

Modesty and honesty,
is where one should start.
For the blessings of the Lord,
are towards a humble heart.

November 18, 2019

Not Now But Someday - (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 17, 2019

Unable To Conceal - (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 16, 2019

My Faith In God - (by Tom Balistreri)

My faith in God,
has cleansed my soul.
Healed my wounds,
and made me whole.

The Lord gives grace,
to flow within,
He restores my spirit,
to begin again.

November 15, 2019

I Seek To Abide - (By Tom Balistreri)

I seek to abide
to God's Word.
Although,
I often fail.

But the Lord is quick,
to forgive.
With His love
I shall prevail.


November 14, 2019

Consult The Expert - (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 13, 2019

Every Drop - 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.

November 12, 2019

Not So Lofty - (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 11, 2019

Simply Lush - (By Tom Balistreri)

The blessing of the Lord
can be marvelous and lush,
or as simple as among the noise,
to have a peaceful hush.

November 10, 2019

The Present Gift - (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 9, 2019

No Second Thoughts - (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 8, 2019

Satisfied Craving- (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 7, 2019

Blessed Are The Simple - (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 6, 2019

Never To Surface - (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, 2019

Show Me The Way Lord - (By Tom Balistreri)

Show me the way Lord.
Which way should I go?
Which path should I take.
I want to know.

Yet I will trust
that You will guide.
And I'll fear not,
with You by my side.

November 4, 2019

With Each New Dawn - (By Tom Balistreri)

With each new dawn I will start
to give God praise with a grateful heart.
His ways too great to understand.
Yet I will trust in His plan.

Lord protect and watch over me.
Provide for my family.
Not by my works am I worthy.
But by the love You have for me.

November 3, 2019

Where Your Treasure Is - (By Tom Balistreri)

Where your treasure is,
there will be your heart.

Best to keep you wealth in heaven,
to await you when you part.

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November 2, 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.

November 1, 2019

The Clock Moves - (By Tom Balistreri)

Through life we move,
we stumble as we walk.
Mindful of our days,
and the ticking clock.

But a steadfast heart
seeks God’s will through strife,
and in it they find,
peace and a full life.

October 31, 2019

To Respond - (By Tom Balistreri)

There is much to discover,
in this life and the one beyond.
When one hears God's call,
and faithfully responds.


October 30, 2019

Rest Not Relax - (By Tom Balistreri)

To rest in the Lord,
means not relax,
for there is much,
work to do.

Yet be at peace
as you labor,
to bring out
the pure and true.

October 29, 2019

Losing You - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is a classic old lost love song that I sing here called,
"Losing You."
Thanks for listening.
- Tom


Every Nerve - (By Tom Balistreri)

Every ounce of my being,
every thought, every nerve,
I want to give to you my Lord,
the God I love and serve.

October 28, 2019

The Waiting - (By Tom Balistreri)

All creation,
stands waiting,
for restoration,
and liberating.

To hear the voice,
of God’s call,
to renew the world,
from man’s fall.


October 27, 2019

Baby, Now That I've Found You - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic old song,
"Baby, Now That I've Found You."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom



Gather Together - (By Tom Balistreri)

Let us not forsake,
are gathering together.

For as iron sharpens iron,
we are stronger and can weather,

the trials and challenge,
that believers may face.

Yet we hope in Christ,
and stand in our faith.

October 26, 2019

Not Frail - (By Tom Balistreri)

Although I appear,
weak and frail,
with faith in God,
I shall not fail.

He renews my soul,
and strengthens me,
and make me more,
than one might see.

October 25, 2019

A Great Fortune - ( By Tom Balistreri)

The great fortune
won at a great price,
is not a pearl
or a diamond like ice.

But it is redemption
and the promise of peace,
an eternity of happiness,
an wonder that shall not cease.

October 24, 2019

The Crossing - (By Tom Balistreri)

There comes a time,
for all a crossing,
that despite attempts,
there is no stopping.

The wise prepare,
seek God and pray,
for eternal joy
is in that day.

October 23, 2019

Fall To Folly - (By Tom Balistreri)

To succumb to temptation
and run to folly,
can leave a soul
with melancholy.

Yet joy can revive,
and hope can live,
for we have God,
who is quick to forgive.

October 22, 2019

He Is Your Friend - (By Tom Balistreri)

He is God of all the universe,
all creation from end to end.
Yet with all eternal power,
He desires to be your friend.

October 21, 2019

A Failed Protest - (By Tom Balistreri)

My soul resists
with protest,
and fails to enter
into Your rest.

But then through trial,
I understand,
peace is found,
within Your plan.

October 20, 2019

Every Time You Say Goodbye - (Sung By Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of a song written by John Pennell, a former bass player for Alison Krauss' band Union Station.
It's called "Every Time You Say Goodbye."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


Each New Day - (By Tom Balistreri)

With each new day,
renewed again,
to leave behind,
or to obtain.
With faith aware
no weapon forming,
for the grace of God,
new every morning.

October 19, 2019

The Rising Son - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Son sets in the west.
Men watch the light decrease.
They fear the approaching darkness.
They are restless and without peace.

But faith shall return,
the light will once again increase.
Night turns to day,
as the Son rises in the east.

October 18, 2019

Orderly Steps - (By Tom Balistreri)

Lord make my steps
orderly,
and guide where
I fail to see.

My spirit shall
soar ever higher,
as You lead me to,
Your desire.

October 17, 2019

Not Pretend - (By Tom Balistreri)

Many move through life,
and pretend,
that this time they have,
will never end.

Yet in Christ,
those passing through,
will have eternal life,
ever new.

October 16, 2019

Hike Through Life - (By Tom Balistreri)

As a walk,
like a hike,
is a journey 
through life.
Yet we need not fear,
or from troubles hide,
for we know we walk,
with God at our side.

October 15, 2019

Going - (By Tom Balistreri)

I am leaving,
from this place.
I journey to,
a different space.

A change of life.
A change of pace.
I seek God’s peace,
and His grace.

In quiet thoughts,
I press near His face,
and long to feel,
His loving embrace.

Not forgotten,
never alone,
far away,
yet close to home.

Someday I hope,
we’ll meet to tell,
how my pursuit,
made me,
farewell.

October 14, 2019

It Must Be Love - (Sung By Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of a song written by Bob McDill called,
"It Must be Love."
Thank you for listening. 
(And watching me walk through the woods.)

- Tom

Against The Slur - (By Tom Balistreri)

Deceit and lies
may occur.
An accusation,
a ruinous slur.
Stand firm in faith,
against evils schemes.
For the Lord your God,
shall redeem.




October 13, 2019

Still The Water - (By Tom Balistreri)

A torrent of words,
like a flood,
kindness swept away,
and covered in mud.

Better waters still,
with a calm look,
than to be,
a babbling brook.

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October 12, 2019

A Faraway Kingdom - (By Tom Balistreri)

I dream of a kingdom so faraway,
where joy will never part.
Yet the perfect kingdom of the Lord,
is already in my heart.

October 11, 2019

This Is The Christ - (By Tom Balistreri)

This is the Christ,
in whom God is pleased.
Who bore our sins,
and our burdens eased.

The only begotten,
God's only son.
Who declared, "It is finished."
when redemption He won.

October 10, 2019

God’s Love Flows - (By Tom Balistreri)

God's love and mercy,
flows from his heart.
Redeeming all who desire,
to have a new start.

Old things become new,
sin is forgotten,
because of the work,
of His only begotten.

October 9, 2019

No Thunder - (By Tom Balistreri)

There is no sound in the fall,
no thunder or plop,
no evidence of damage,
except a teardrop.

A soul in sin,
resulting from doing,
feels helpless and broke,
and lay in ruin.

But God will forgive,
restore and renew,
and fill you with love,
with the pure and true.

October 8, 2019

It's Who You Love - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic country song,
"It's Who You Love."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom


Amanda - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is the classic country song that was recorded and released by both Don Williams and Waylon Jennings. Now here is my singing of the song, "Amanda." Thank you for listening. - Tom


Mighty Whisper - (By Tom Balistreri)

The still small voice,
in silence it is heard.
Possessed by the One,
creating all things by His Word.

Giver of all knowledge,
for His children who do seek,
and take the time to rest,
in peace to hear Him speak.

October 7, 2019

Clouds Of Witnesses - (By Tom Balistreri)

Great clouds of witnesses,
observe us living life.
They know of our struggle,
to do what is right.

When the battles are all over,
and we're released from all harm,
they will be there to greet us,
with open arms.

October 6, 2019

Not Misplaced - (By Tom Balistreri)

So much trust,
is misplaced,
in things that fail,
and end in disgrace.

But there is one,
where faith's not flawed,
no disappointment when,
one trusts in God.

October 5, 2019

Having Clarity - (By Tom Balistreri)

In this world,
it’s a rarity,
to live a life
in clarity.

But it’s not hard
to understand,
if you live,
in God’s plan.

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October 4, 2019

Not Embarrassing - (By Tom Balistreri)

My former ways,
were embarrassing,
You've removed them from,
Your remembering.

My sins You choose,
not to know,
and washed my soul,
whiter than snow.

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