September 30, 2020

The Path Through Time - (by Tom Balistreri)

Every day it draws nearer,
with every tick of the clock.
The end of my journey,
in this land that I walk.
With faith and perseverance,
the trials of life I roam.
Until my day is ended,
and God welcomes me home.

September 29, 2020

Tricks Of The Traitor - (by Tom Balistreri)



The evil one will tempt,
his ways are very tricky.
He promises life and health,
but leaves one dead or sickly.

He is is the father of lies,
he kills with deceit.
Turn to Christ for life and truth,
satisfied and complete.

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September 28, 2020

The Mythical Myth - (by Tom Balistreri)

To the critic and the cynical
God seems only mythical.
A fact they dismiss
as only a myth.

Yet through the heart in clarity,
one see no disparity.
In faith all things proclaim
the glory in His name.

September 27, 2020

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.

September 26, 2020

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 25, 2020

The Legacy - (a poem by tom balistreri)

Envy not the wicked man,
who seems to have success.
For his life will end in folly,
his death will bring no rest.

The legacy of one's life,
is not accumulated wealth.
But their love of God and others,
and their giving of themself.

September 24, 2020

In Anticipation - (by Tom Balistreri)

All creation waits in anticipation
for the coming day of the Lord.

For in that day every tear will be dried,
and all things will be restored.

September 23, 2020

After Your Pattern - (by Tom Balistreri)

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

September 22, 2020

Hike Through Life - (by Tom Balistreri)

As a walk,
like a hike,
is a journey 
through life.

Yet we need not fear,
or from troubles hide,
for as we walk,
 God's at our side.

September 21, 2020

Against The Slur - (by Tom Balistreri)

Deceit and lies may occur.
An accusation, a ruinous slur.
Stand firm in faith,
against evils schemes.
For the Lord your God,
shall redeem.



September 20, 2020

I'm Only A Man - (by Tom Balistreri)

Buffeted and stricken,
yet I still stand.
Help me dear God.
I'm only a man.

Not much more,
can I endure.
Send me release.
My peace secure.

September 19, 2020

What I Commit - (by Tom Balistreri)

Despite transgressions I commit,
The Lord is quick to forgive it.
God does not give our sin assent,
but pardons if we do repent.


September 18, 2020

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 17, 2020

I Shall Stand - (by Tom Balistreri)

I shall stand,
though all alone,
with friends not near,
nor sight of home.

Yet I shall not fear,
and yet survive,
because my God,
stands by my side.

September 16, 2020

Effective Living - (By Tom Balistreri)

With much enthusiasm on display,
many loudly speak of the way.
But more effective than speaking boldly,
is to live a life that is holy.


September 15, 2020

Not Always A Snap - (by Tom Balistreri)

Change not always,
comes in a snap.
One may often slip,
and fall back.

Yet there is steady progress,
and moving forward,
when one's heart,
and life is in The Lord.

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September 14, 2020

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, 2020

The Great Feast - (by Tom Balistreri)


Counted among the very least,
God invited me to His feast.
For few rich and great shall cross His door,
He's reserved His best for the weak and poor.


September 12, 2020

So Generous - (by Tom Balistreri)

Oh Lord,
You are so generous,
many gifts You do bestow.
You gladly forgive debts,
despite how much we owe.
We thank you,
and we praise You,
for the love You freely give.
With You we find salvation,
in You we truly live.



September 11, 2020

No Further Apology - (by Tom Balistreri)

God forgives sin,
from your past,
that weighed upon you heavily.

Although you may,
recall past shame,
He requires no further apology.


September 10, 2020

Seeking Reprieve - (by Tom Balistreri)

Hear me Lord.
Grant me reprieve.
From trials and tests
that deceive.

Remove this burden.
Make pain cease.
restore to me,
Your holy peace.


September 9, 2020

The Living Tree - (By Thomas Balistreri)

Jesus is the living tree.
The branches are those who believe.
Grafted in by faith in Christ.
And growing in the Spirit's light.


September 8, 2020

My Uneven Ways - (by Tom Balistreri)

My ways are uneven.
I desire right but do wrong.
But Your mercy and forgiveness,
restores me and makes strong.


September 7, 2020

God’s Love Flows - (By Tom Balistreri)

God's love and mercy,
flows from his heart.
Redeeming all who desire,
to have a new start.

Old things become new,
sin is forgotten,
because of the work,
of His only begotten.

September 6, 2020

Overwhelming Peace - (by Tom Balistreri)

The trials of life can seem overwhelming.
More than one can stand.

Yet there is peace if one trusts
their life in God’s hand.

September 5, 2020

Let It Be Me

This is just my guitar and I singing the the song, "Let It Be Me." Thanks for listening. - Tom


Guiding My Stride - (by Tom 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.

September 4, 2020

Overworked And Weary - (By Tom Balistreri)

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

September 3, 2020

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.

September 2, 2020

Desire Of The Flesh (based on Romans 7:15-20)

The desire I have is to do right,
but I struggle with an internal fight,
for I do those very things I hate,
guilt presses in like a heavy weight,
but if I've been renewed and born again,
it's not my spirit but my flesh that sins.


September 1, 2020

Infinite Lord - (by Tom Balistreri)

Your wonders are infinite.
To marvelous for words.
Your mercy is enduring.
You are God and Lord.



August 31, 2020

Breakthrough - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord's love broke through.
Now old things are new.
My life has been renewed.
Death has been subdued
The same can be for you,
if you let Christ breakthrough.

August 30, 2020

To Respond - (By Tom Balistreri)

There is much to discover,
in this life and the one beyond.
When one hears God's call,
and faithfully responds.


August 29, 2020

No Small Portion - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord gave us His Spirit in no small portion.
Not divided up or sliced.
But to all believers it is given,
the same Spirit as Christ.

August 28, 2020

Sweet Never Tart - (By Tom Balistreri)

The taste is sweet
never tart.
The essence of joy
within one's heart.

Bought with a price,
one can't afford,
yet paid and given
by the Lord.

August 27, 2020

Not Eerie - (By Tom Balistreri)

There is no fear of the eerie,
for the Holy Ghost loves all dearly.
He does not haunt the dark of night,
but invites all in God's light.

August 26, 2020

He Is Obvious - ( by Tom Balistreri)

The truth of God is obvious.
No one has excuse.
His handiwork is evident.
It's there for all to view.

Fear not to believe.
For it does not bring pain.
God provides guidance,
and His love and joy you gain.

August 24, 2020

It Has Gone - (by Tom Balistreri)

The guilt and the shame,
and the mark of sin's stain,
all of it is has gone.

Jesus Christ has cleansed,
my troubled soul,
and a new life has dawned.

August 23, 2020

Listen And Led - (By Tom Balistreri)

I listen for the Master's voice. To direct my path, to guide my choice. I fear not in strange lands. For I am led by God's hand.

August 22, 2020

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.

August 21, 2020

Placement Of Faith - (by Tom Balistreri)

I will not struggle in God's hand.
As He place me in new lands.
Nor do I need understand,
to know there's goodness in His plans.

August 20, 2020

He Does Shine - (by Tom Balistreri)

Brighter than the sun,
the Lord does shine.
Greater than all gods,
men create in their minds.

He is all and true,
the first and last.
Humbling the mighty,
and lifting the downcast.

August 19, 2020

Too Avid- (By Tom Balistreri)

The world is often avid,
for things frivolous and odd.
But one can never be too avid,
for the things of God.

August 18, 2020

Volunteer Wanted - (a poem by Tom Balistreri)

One must volunteer,
to have a life renewed.
For God won't interfere,
in that you choose.

But He will invite you gently,
to walk in his light.
And those who do,
find eternal life.

August 17, 2020

Cast Upon Him - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord asks us to share,
the burdens that we bare.
Cast upon Him cares.
Behold, He answers prayers.


August 16, 2020

In Heaven And Earth - (By Tom Balistreri)

All things were created,
in heaven and on Earth,
by Almighty God,
who gave them worth.

He will tend His work,
and restore the fallen,
and forgive the sins,
of those who hear His calling.

August 14, 2020

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.

August 13, 2020

Rebirth! - (By Tom Balistreri)

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

August 12, 2020

Make It Vanish - (By Tom Balistreri)

Cleanse me Lord.
Make iniquity vanish.
Renew a right spirit in me.

My soul does brandish,
sins stain,
dark and weighty.

Your Word,
gives me cleansing.
Your love sets me free.

I praise and adore You.
Loving Father,
God and King.