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

Humble Thanks - (By Tom Balistreri)

Sometimes there are days,
all I can give is humble praise.
Lord thank You for the days delights,
and seeing me through the darkest nights.

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 11, 2019

Beautiful Aesthetic - (By Tom Balistreri)

God moves the world
from the pathetic,
into the beauty
of the aesthetic.

Through Him all is imbued,
and renewed.

December 9, 2019

I Reach For You - (By Tom Balistreri)

I reach for You,
who is always near,
to comfort me,
and remove my fear.

Yet even before,
my reaching starts,
You're already here,
within my heart.

December 8, 2019

Away In A Manger - (Sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is my singing of the Classic Christmas Carol.

A Clean Soul - (By Tom Balistreri)

Feeling dirty,
and stained with sin,
light drove away,
the dark within.

For God found me,
I turned to Him.
He washed me clean.
I began again.

December 4, 2019

Oh Holy Night

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

Nothing To Hang On To - (By Tom Balistreri)

I've given up nothing,
for nothing is all I had.
I thought that losing nothing,
somehow would be bad.

Now free to give to others,
from new discovered wealth.
For nothing becomes something,
when one gives of them self.

December 3, 2019

To Begin Again - (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.

December 2, 2019

The First Noel - (Sung By Tom Balistreri)

The classic Christmas carol is sung here by Tom Balistreri.

The Great Pursuit - (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 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

I Shall Not Panic- (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 28, 2019

Tender Care - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Lord guides us
with tender care.
Always loving,
always there.

Watching us
in every stride,
guarding us,
and at our side.


November 27, 2019

Lead Me, Guide Me - (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 26, 2019

The Tiny Wealth - (By Tom Balistreri)

Do not despise the tiny,
or the things that may seem small.
For although size is lacking,
it may be greater than it all.

One needs only look at pharisees,
who give from their wealth in all's sight,
yet they gave not as much,
as the widow's mite.

November 25, 2019

Lighted Maze - (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 24, 2019

Renewal - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Lord forgives sins,
and grants souls renewal.
Relief of ones burdens,
and torments cruel.

Freedom is granted
to start again.
Without memory
of inequity's stain.

November 23, 2019

Love Not Fleeting - (By Tom Balistreri)

The days of life are fleeting.
They unfold and fade fast.
But the love of God is forever.
It will never fail but last.

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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.


November 2, 2019

Lovingly With Care - (By Tom Balistreri)

God watches us
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 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

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 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.