November 30, 2019

Not Punishment - (By Tom Balistreri)

God seeks not
your punishment,
He offers life,
and fulfillment.

He saves us from
the results of sin.
He renews ours souls
to start fresh again.

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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.

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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 20, 2019

Open My Eyes - (By Tom Balistreri)

Open my eyes Lord,
and help me see.
the gift of life,
You have given to me.

Grant me understanding.
Let me be aware,
of Your infinite mercies,
and loving care.

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 17, 2019

Unable To Conceal - (By Tom Balistreri)

My heart is full,
I shall not conceal,
there is no way,
to hide my zeal.

I must proclaim,
for all to see,
what God my King,
has done for me.

I lift my voice,
to God in praise,
and thank Him for,
His awesome ways.

I sing of all,
He's done for me,
His endless love,
and great mercy.

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.
Although,
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 12, 2019

Not So Lofty - (By Tom Balistreri)

Not so lofty
that it can not be obtained.
Not so easy
that one ignores what is gained.

Yet available to all
for those who make the choice.
To seek after God
and make angels rejoice.

November 11, 2019

Simply Lush - (By Tom Balistreri)

The blessing of the Lord
can be marvelous and lush,
or as simple as among the noise,
to have a peaceful hush.

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 9, 2019

No Second Thoughts - (By Tom Balistreri)

One needs to follow,
without second thoughts.
To seek the Lord,
as one ought.

He is the way ,
the truth and life.
He will lead,
you in His light.

Do not be,
of double mind,
but leave the foolish,
ways behind.

November 8, 2019

Satisfied Craving- (By Tom Balistreri)

I knew not,
to satisfy the craving,
the desire of my soul,
was for God's saving.

He welcomed me despite,
my spotted and stained past.
He took me in loving arms,
and held onto me fast.

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 5, 2019

Show Me The Way Lord - (By Tom Balistreri)

Show me the way Lord.
Which way should I go?
Which path should I take.
I want to know.

Yet I will trust
that You will guide.
And I'll fear not,
with You by my side.

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.

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November 2, 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.

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.