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 29, 2019

My Help - (By Tom Balistreri)

He is my help
in time of trouble,
ever watchful,
a guiding hand,

I never cease
in thankful wonder,
on the care,
God gives to man.

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
autonomy,
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 25, 2019

You Can Not Cheat - (By Tom Balistreri)

One can not cheat,
the truth of life,
no devious ways,
fulfill the right.

The Words of life,
one should heed,
for God's not mocked,
or deceived.

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


Taking Stalk - (By Tom Balistreri)

Growth in life,
compares to grain,
hidden in time,
passing through rain.

First shoot, then stalk,
a field of wheat,
pressing forth,
until complete.

September 22, 2019

Lay Down Beside Me

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


Rebirth! - (By Tom Balistreri)

A soul full of repentance.
To restore and make amends.
Renewed in Jesus Christ.
To Begin life again.

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

The Train Song - (Sung Live by Tom Balistreri)

I sing here live, a song I wrote and arranged.
This is called,
"The Train Song."
Sooner or later songwriters write a train song.
As you can see I came up with a very original title. 😃
Thanks for watching and listening.
- Tom




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.

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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 14, 2019

In The Footsteps - (By Tom Balistreri)

Follow in the footsteps,
of the Lord who leads the path,
He shows the life of love,
in which one finds no wrath.
Behind the world is foolish,
ahead a life of peace,
shedding empty burdens,
and having joy increase.
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September 13, 2019

Truly Successful - (By Tom Balistreri)

Many strive to be successful,
but this world will pass.

Seek first the things of God,
to have success that lasts.

September 12, 2019

The Place Of Grace - (By Tom Balistreri)

Because of shame
I hid my face.
But God's grace
took my disgrace.

Now former things
have been erased.
And I'm lifted
to a Holy place.

September 11, 2019

Fear Not - (By Tom Balistreri)

Be strong,
and courageous,
God has told us,
through the ages.

For there 's no reason,
for one to fear,
when you know,
the Lord is near.

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.

September 6, 2019

The Right Fight - (By Tom Balistreri)

Life can seem
and endless fight,
between desires
of dark and light.

God keeps His children
in His sight.
To gaurd and lead,
in all that's right.

September 5, 2019

Blank Heart - (By Tom Balistreri)

Like an unwritten page,
that's left blank.
So is a life,
lived without thanks.

There's an empty space,
that fills in part,
but never grows,
into a full heart.

September 4, 2019

No Retreat - (By Tom Balistreri)

I shall not quit,
nor retreat,
until my work
is complete.

Until I accomplish,
everything,
assigned to me,
by my God and King.



September 3, 2019

Never Routine - (By Tom Balistreri)

Lord it's so easy to thank You,
when things are going well,
or to humbly call upon You,
when I pass the gates of Hell.

May I never forget,
to send thanks and praise Your way,
as I live in the common,
average day to day.

September 1, 2019

It's Not Supposed To Be That Way

This is my singing of a Willie Nelson song called,
"It's Not Supposed To Be That Way."
Thank you for listening..
- Tom


I’ll Immerse Myself - (By Tom Balistreri)

To understand
what has occurred,
I shall immerse myself
in Your Word.

You direct and share
great light,
and give to all,
the Word of life.