March 31, 2019

Morning Light - (by tom balistreri)

I arise at morning light,
and thank God it is His delight,
to love and guard me in His sight,
and guide me in the way that's right.

March 30, 2019

The Gift Of Time - (by tom balistreri)

The gift of time,
in this space,
is the present,
of God’s grace.

Lessons in life,
we learn how,
by our living,
in the now.

March 29, 2019

In God I Cling- (by tom balistreri)

There a times
I can not laugh and sing.
My only hope,
is in God I cling.

The pressures squeeze,
and buffet me.
I need the Lord,
to set me free.

Where is the end?
The morning light.
When will the path,
again be right?

Here me Lord.
Set me free.
All my hope,
I put in Thee.

March 28, 2019

I Lift My Voice - (by tom balistreri)

I lift my voice,
and give You praise,
and marvel at
Your wondrous ways.

You are God,
Almighty King.
Of Your Great love
I will sing.

March 27, 2019

In Trusted Hands - (by tom balistreri)

In uncertainty,
I must believe,
in faith and trust,
what I can not see.

Although I may
not understand,
I am held,
in God’s hand.

Thankful Praise - (by tom balistreri)

As I live,
on this Lord’s day,
I fall to my knees,
and give God praise.

For His grace,
and mercy,
and countless blessings,
He’s given me.

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March 26, 2019

Some Disagree - (by tom balistreri)

One looks around,
and they can see,
so many things,
on which some disagree.

But that’s not the way,
it has to be,
for it's good to live,
in unity.


March 25, 2019

Your Fortune - (by tom balistreri)

There is no gain
in a great fortune,
or to be
on the elites role.

For what profits a man
to own the world,
and yet
lose his soul?


March 24, 2019

He Takes Pleasure - (by tom balistreri)

God takes pleasure in His people.
They are His delight.
He gives the afflicted salvation.
He beautifies with His light.

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March 23, 2019

Despite Missteps - (by tom balistreri)

My life is not,
finished yet,
and despite,
my missteps,

the Lord forgives,
and renews me,
to face anew,
my destiny.

March 22, 2019

I Do - (by tom balistreri)

Written and performed by tom balistreri.



 Do I believe everything will turn out right?
I do.
Do I believe darkness will be conquered by Light?
I do.

I’m no Pollyanna with his head in the sand.
But I believe that there is a greater plan.
Do I think God will prevail?
I do.

This world is a constant struggle
designed to strengthen the weak.
Yet there is peace
promised by the Lord
for those who really want it
All they have to do is seek.

Do I think the world is out of control?
I do.
But do I think evil will fail at its goals?
I do.

No Exposure Needed - (by tom balistreri)

I have no surprise,
of unknown disclosure.
The secrets of my heart
You need no exposure.
Yet in love Your willing,
to bless and forgive,
and show me the way
that I should live.



March 21, 2019

Dramatic Change - (by tom balistreri)

To some I may,
seem fanatic,
but the change God made,
has been dramatic.

He cleansed my spirit,
every part,
and gave to me,
a new soul and heart.

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March 20, 2019

Desolate To Exquisite - (by tom balistreri)

A life that once
was desolate
Through God
has become exquisite.

The Lord restored
spirit and soul,
and made the broken
into the whole.

March 19, 2019

Ever Climbing - (by tom balistreri)

We were ever climbing.
Trying to get to You.
But You seemed so far away,
despite what we could do.

Then to our amazement,
in more than we could trust.
You brought us into union,
by coming down to us.

March 17, 2019

Control - (by tom balistreri)

God does not
give burdensome rules,
to keep one in control.

But He guides,
and protects your life,
your spirit and your soul.

March 16, 2019

He Will Give You Rest - (by tom balistreri)

Go to the Lord,
He will give you rest,
from weariness,
of earthly quests.
He will grant you joy,
and all it brings,
and the peace to love,
quieter things.

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March 15, 2019

In A Twinkle - (by tom balistreri)

In the twinkle of an eye,
the present will pass by,
a change will come within,
a new life will begin,
old things become new,
false replaced with the true,
because of sacrifice,
one can have new life in Christ.

March 14, 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.

March 13, 2019

Every Nuance - (by tom balistreri)

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Every thought and nuance,
is observed by the Lord.

No deed is unknown,
righteous or sin.
He forgives the repentant,
and cleans souls within.

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March 12, 2019

He Does Reign - (by tom balisteri)

He arose from the dead.
He conquered darkness and it's strife.
He offered all forgiveness,
and eternal life.

Jesus Christ has arisen.
He's alive and will come again.
He will gather His kingdom.
And forever He does reign.

March 11, 2019

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.

March 9, 2019

Finding The Missing - (by tom balistreri)

One walks through life,
accumulating things,
yet still it feels like drifting.

There is an empty space
deep inside.
Something is missing.

Seek for it
and you shall find.
God's love is not hidden.

He comforts all
and completes a life
with the Spirit He has given.

March 8, 2019

An Elixir For My Soul - (by tom balistreri)

Your Holy Spirit Fills my soul.
An elixir for my thirst.
Your love envelopes me.
In my good times or my worst.

You refresh and renew,
my spirit and my life.
I love and thank you Lord,
for granting me Your light.

March 7, 2019

A New Start - (by tom balistreri)

Thank you Lord,
for this new start.
You’ve restored in me,
a clean heart.

Covered sin with love,
and not with wrath,
and lead me through,
Your chosen path.

March 6, 2019

Not Your Home - (by tom balistreri)

If you feel,
you don’t belong,
then know that feeling,
is not wrong.

A child of God,
will never fit.
They are in the world,
but not of it.

March 4, 2019

Through The Gray - (by tom balistreri)

Although the world,
is dark and gray,
and chances mist,
clouds your way.
Prayer opens a path,
through the haze,
and the light of God,
will guide your way.

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Through The Years - (by tom balistreri)

I journey through the years,
adjusting hopeful plans,
yet my confidence is strong,
that God holds my hand.

March 3, 2019

We Make It Complicated - (by tom balistreri)

We make life so complicated,
by living it,
our own way.

Life is so much easier,
when we do
what God says.

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March 2, 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.

March 1, 2019

Open And Forward - (by tom balistreri)

An open heart.
An open mind.
An open plan.
Made for God's time.

No looking back,
at what is behind.
Only faith and peace,
In what I'll find.