December 31, 2019

Someday In Accasia - (by Tom Balistreri)

This is an original song 
that is written and performed 
by Tom Balistreri.

Thank you for listening.

Fragile Life - (by Tom Balistreri)

The life of man is fragile,
a passing whisp, 
a blade of grass.

But beyond, 
the world's eternal.
In Christ forever last.

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December 30, 2019

I Do It For The Love - (Written and performed by Tom Balistreri)

This is an original song I wrote and preform called,

"I Do It For The Love."

Thank you for listening.

- Tom

December 29, 2019

Morning Grace - (By Tom Balistreri)

You give me life
day by day.
You sustain my soul,
and show me the way.

You hear and answer
when I pray.
I thank You for,
Your grace filled display.

December 28, 2019

Sacred Knights - (by Tom Balistreri)

The perils of night
tempt the weak to faint.
But these are the times,
that create great saints.

December 26, 2019

In Your Will - (By Tom Balistreri)

I seek to find
the correct choice.
I listen to hear Your Voice.

I need you Lord
to be my guide.
For in Your will I shall abide.


December 25, 2019

A Festive Occasion - (By Tom Balistreri)

On Christmas we are festive.
Yet we pause and take the time.
To commemorate Jesus,
born to save mankind.

December 24, 2019

In Weakness - (By Tom Balistreri)

My flesh is weak and impure.
Yet in faith I endure.
I seek Your strength to help me stand.
I find it hard to understand.
Yet You promise if I seek,
to redeem me while I'm still weak.

December 23, 2019

Silent Night - (sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the traditional Christmas Carol,
"Silent Night."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

Resist In Faith - (By Tom Balistreri)

Resist the devil
and his claims,
that will make
you free.

Instead stand firm
in faith in God,
and the evil one
will flee.

December 22, 2019

In And Out Of Crisis - (By Tom Balistreri)

In times of crisis,
I turn to you.
You restore my soul,
I am renewed.

I praise You 
oh Lord,
for all You’ve done,
and the Gift of Your Son.

December 20, 2019

O Little Town Of Bethlehem - (sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the Classic Christmas Carol,
"O Little Town Of Bethlehem."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

My Spirit Does Burn - (By Tom Balistreri)

My spirit does burn,
to be close to thee.
My Lord, my God,
who loves me.

I love thee complete,
and yet I fail,
but Your mercy and grace,
over me prevail.

December 19, 2019

O Come All Ye Faithful - (sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Christmas Carol,
"O Come All Ye Faithful."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

December 18, 2019

The Illusion Of Grandeur - (By Tom Balistreri)

This world is an illusion.
A mist, a passing cloud.
It is fallen and damaged.
The result of the proud.

But a better life is coming,
in God’s eternity.
The old world will pass away,
into reality.

December 17, 2019

Through The Slog - (By Tom Balistreri)

Trudging wearily,
through trails and slog,
with only hope,
and faith in God.

Yet that is enough,
to see one through,
for God redeems,
and rescues you.

December 16, 2019

Calm - (By Tom Balistreri)

Among the storms,
in the trial,
my soul shall
remain calm.

For Your Word
and comforts me,
as a healing balm.

December 15, 2019

Beyond The Veil - (By Tom Balistreri)

Beyond the veil,
behind the screen,
lies life and wonders,
not yet seen.

There is love,
and great rewards,
in the world to come,
from the Lord.

December 14, 2019

Rhythmic Control - (by Tom Balistreri)

The seasons change
in patterns rhythmic.
By the hand of God,
great and mystic.

When one feels their life,
toss and roll,
remember God,
is in control.

December 13, 2019

What Child Is This? - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Christmas Carol,
 "What Child Is This?"Thank you for listening.- Tom

Infinite Love - (By Tom Balistreri)

I pray to God
in my need.
And ask that He
gives me mercy.

I stand on promises
in His Word.
Grant me relief
I don't deserve.

Please Lord supply
more than enough.
A display of Your
infinite love.

December 5, 2019

Reliable Promises - (By Tom Balistreri)

Many break their promises,
despite what they may say.
But the promises of God,
are always yea not nay.

December 4, 2019

Oh Holy Night

This is my singing of the classic Christmas carol,
"Oh Holy Night."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

November 29, 2019

Do You Hear What I Hear?

This is my singing of the classic Christmas carol,
"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

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.

October 29, 2019

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

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 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 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
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 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,

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

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 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

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.


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.


September 30, 2019

You Were Always On My Mind - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This my singing to a simple acoustic guitar arrangement of the classic song,
"You Were Always On My Mind."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

A Marathon - (By Tom Balistreri)

We run the race
and carry on.
Not a sprint
but a marathon.

We try our best
for time to tell.
That in the end
we finish well.

September 28, 2019

Don't Think Twice It's Alright - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Bob Dylan song,
"Don't Think Twice It's Alright."
Thanks For Listening.
- Tom

Whether Martyr Or Blessed - (By Tom Balistreri)

Thy presence Lord
is always there.
Whether one is blessed
or martyr.

I cling to thee.
In faith I must.
Giving you my love,
and unwavering trust.

September 27, 2019

Autonomy Of Help - (By Tom Balistreri)

One desires
to live a life,
that is free.

But life in Christ,
makes one understand,
one must not separate,
from helping man.

September 26, 2019

The Works Of Grace - (By Tom Balistreri)

I show my faith,
through my deeds.
But it’s not my works,
that rescue me.

My sins through work,
are not erased.
But I am redeemed
by God’s grace.

September 24, 2019

Growing From Childhood - (By Tom Balistreri)

As one grows older,
then they should,
put aside,
games of childhood.

Lessons have been learned,
now to proceed,
to be all God,
wants you to be.

September 23, 2019

If You Could Read My Mind - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the classic Gordon Lightfoot song,
"If You Could Read My Mind."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

September 22, 2019

Lay Down Beside Me

I sing here the classic country song,
"Lay Down Beside Me."
Thank you for listening.
- Tom

September 21, 2019

I Run The Race - (By Tom Balistreri)

I run the race,
in the faith,
God grants me power,
in His grace.

Not in my haste,
but by His pace,
I will arrive,
at that Holy Place.

September 20, 2019

A Timely Word - (By Tom Balistreri)

A good word is timely,
and pleasant to the soul.
It binds spiritual wounds,
and begins to make one whole.

September 19, 2019

It Moves Slowly - (By Tom Balistreri)

Life's trials seem to move slowly.
One grows weary as they pass.
But our lives are but moment,
and not long do they last.

The tests that one goes through,
we endure and not succumb.
But they are not worthy,
compared to the glory that's to come.

September 18, 2019

He Is More - (By Tom Balistreri)

God has saved my soul,
from disaster.
He is so much more,
than Lord and master.

He desires all to have,
a blessed end,
and makes Himself known,
as a friend.

September 17, 2019

Conquering The Giant - (By Tom Balistreri)

One's problem may seem giant,
when seen through fears eyes.
But Faith in God reduces,
the giant into a small size.

Call to Him for help,
against the giants in your life,
and He will help you conquer,
and put an end to strife.


September 15, 2019

All Your Trust - (By Tom Balistreri)

Give the Lord,
all of your trust,
with all your heart,
this you must.

For when you do,
just watch and wait,
and He will set
your paths straight.

September 10, 2019

Not Pensive - (By Tom Balistreri)

I shall not fear,
or act pensive.
When I know God's grace,
is quite extensive.
His hand guides and guards,
He cares for me,
My faith in him,
makes doubt flee.

September 9, 2019

Still Small Voice - (By Tom Balistreri)

Not in the wind,
or in the thunder,
will you hear the voice,
above all wonder.
Not in the sound,
of a raging river,
God's still small voice,
appears as a whisper.

September 8, 2019

Through The Shadow - (By Tom Balistreri)

If I walk,
through the shadow of death,
I am at peace,
the Lord gives me rest.
I don't need to fear,
nor need to see,
God protects,
and comforts me.

September 7, 2019

Faithful Vision - (By Tom Balistreri)

The view is clouded,
the path is hidden,
yet in the Lord,
I have a vision.

I trust in Him,
to guide me,
to greater ways,
I not yet see.