May 22, 2019

The Sacred - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Thy Sacred heart,
You freely gave.
By Thy great love,
all men are saved.

Thank You for
Your tender care,
and eternal life,
You sacrificed to share.

May 21, 2019

Guiding My Stride - (By Thomas Balistreri)

A new Day begins.
Before me it lies.
What secrets it holds?
What new surprise?

I follow God's lead,
not cause I must,
but because He guides,
with love and trust.

May 20, 2019

After Your Pattern - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Mold me Lord,
after the pattern,
You desire for me.
Not my will but Yours,
will truly
make me free.

May 19, 2019

Pray And Seek - (By Thomas Balistreri)

To avoid temptation,
pray and seek,
for the spirit is willing,
but the flesh is weak.

May 18, 2019

The Quick Answer - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Do not mistake,
the clever for the wise.

A quick answer may impress,
but truth may be disguised.


May 13, 2019

No Longer Adrift - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Adrift upon a stormy sea.
This was all life was to me.
Then rescued by God
I was free.
Now I praise Him
endlessly.

May 12, 2019

A New Day’s Prayer - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Thank you Lord for this day.
And the blessings, You have sent my way.

Please lead me, guide me,
show me the way.

And guard me in,
the things I say.

May 11, 2019

Not By Instinct - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Man doesn’t move by instinct
towards the path of life.
But by God’s Holy Spirit
he is guided towards the light.

May 10, 2019

Our Replacement - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The Lord is my replacement,
for a price I can not pay.
He restored the path to God.
He opened up the way.

He took away my sin.
Renewed my soul within,
and made is possible
to be more like Him.

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May 9, 2019

Overworked And Weary - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Overworked and weary,
life seems like a test,
come to the Lord Jesus,
and He will give you rest.

May 7, 2019

Tenacious Faith - (By Thomas Balistreri)

With faith that is tenacious,
I hold on to the unseen.
Believing it will come.
On Gods promise I do lean.

May 6, 2019

The Cost is Minimal - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The cost is minimal.
A very small price.
You lose the bonds of death,
and gain eternal life.

May 2, 2019

Thanksgiving To God - (By Tom Balistreri)

I thank You Lord with all my heart,
for the many gifts You impart.

Each day with You is a fresh start.
You promise love that won’t depart.

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April 30, 2019

Former Lifestyle - (By Thomas Balistreri)

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

April 28, 2019

In God’s House - (by Thomas Balistreri)

I long to be in the house of God,
and sit there silently in reverence.
Then to rise and sing of His majesty,
and the glory of His presence.

April 27, 2019

The Test - (By Thomas Balistreri)

This life we live is like a test,
that all must take before we rest.
But if one clings to Christ to the last,
they'll find the test is one they pass.

April 24, 2019

Fallen Beauty - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The beauty of creation,
even in a fallen state,
shows the handiwork of God,
who is wonderful and great.

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April 23, 2019

The Center Of My Life - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Lord,

You are the center of my life.

Your direct my path,

and show me the light.

You guide me through,

the dark of night.

You take what's left,

and make it right.

My desire,

with each new day,

is to raise my hands,

and give You praise.

Lord,

You are wonderful,

God and King.

You are all I need,

my everything.

April 21, 2019

Not Arraigned In Purple - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The Lord arrived not arraigned in purple,
or in appearance of royal things.
But walked among common man,
a loving God and King.

April 20, 2019

Fragrant - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Like a sweet perfume is a life in Christ,
fragrant and satisfying.
But it is the stench of death,
to those who embrace dying.

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April 19, 2019

A Picture Of You - (By Thomas Balistreri)



This is a song I wrote and sing about the Shroud Of Turin.
The song is called,
"A Picture Of You."
The song is rather upbeat considering the subject matter.
But it is done in sincerity despite my musical limitations.

Thank you for listening.

Tom

April 17, 2019

The Flower Field - (By Thomas Balistreri)

I beheld a field of flowers,
growing wild in the spring.
They spread in sunlit hours.
Lifting their scent as if to sing.

I passed again on the morrow.
The flower field was gone.
In it's place was a cut
and manicured green lawn.

Gone South - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Lord guide my heart.
Lord guide my mouth.
Give me strength,
when life goes south.
Help me find the path.
Show me the way.
Awaken my faith,
for a new day.

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April 16, 2019

The Gift Of Time - (By Thomas Balistreri)




Unstoppable Will - (By Thomas Balistreri)

The will of God's unstoppable.
What is written shall come to pass.
He knows the end from the beginning.
The future from the past.
Remember in the turmoil,
the times that try men's soul.
God is never unaware,
and He is in control.

April 14, 2019

More Than Mystical - (By Thomas Balistreri)

It may seem quite mystical.
A power far away.
A skill that is learned
after practice many days.
But the Creator of all things
is beside you at all times
hearing the simplest prayer,
with answers sublime.

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April 13, 2019

Listen - (By Thomas Balistreri)

In the silence,
in the stillness,
I hear the whisper,
of Your voice.

Granting wisdom,
and direction,
leading to,
the correct choice.

In the roar,
beneath the thunder,
if one listens,
they will hear,

the gentle voice,
within from God,
instilling knowledge,
without fear.

April 12, 2019

I Long To - (By Thomas Balistreri)

I long to do,
as I should.
Yet do not feel worthy
to be called good.

I struggle to
understand,
how God accepts me,
as I am.

April 11, 2019

In Your Will - (By Thomas 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.

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April 10, 2019

April 8, 2019

Childish Things - (By Thomas Balistreri)

I put away
childish things,
so I could serve,
my God and King.

Yet He desired not,
my works compiled,
but for me to have,
faith as a child.

April 7, 2019

My Faith In God - (by Thomas 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.

April 6, 2019

Standing Without Fear - (By Thomas Balistreri)

I shall live,
without fear,
knowing that,
God is near.

He’s guiding me,
with His hand.
When one might fall,
He makes me stand.

April 5, 2019

Turn From The False - (by tom balistreri)

In a world that's fallen,
with many faults,
many turn to ways,
that are false.

But I've learned Your precepts,
that I've heard since youth,
for You are God,
and Your Word is truth.