February 29, 2020

Pause For Praise - (by Tom Balistreri)

Through out the day
I give pause
to worship You,
creations cause.

I thank You Lord,
for all You've done,
and the gift You gave,
of Your Son.

February 28, 2020

The Word Was Bespoke - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Word of God
was bespoke
to redeem all
from death.

To renew
a right spirit
and to give
the weary rest.

February 27, 2020

Not Frail - (By Tom Balistreri)

Although I appear,
weak and frail,
with faith in God,
I shall not fail.

He renews my soul,
and strengthens me,
and make me more,
than one might see.

February 26, 2020

Who Needs Poetry? - ( by tom balistreri)

Who has time for poetry?
When wars rage on
toward destiny.

No time to pause,
for subtlety.
Or clever words,
in melody.

Why slow and think,
of gentle things?
When there are conquerings and rising kings.

The leaf,
a bird,
issues of the heart.
They slow the rage,
and take apart,

the desires,
the lusts,
the wanting more,
of material things,
to own and store.

Who needs reminding,
they are a soul.
A spirit that love
can control.

Who needs to think in poetry?
Only those,
like you and me.



I'll Immerse Myself - (by Tom Balistreri)

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

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

February 25, 2020

The Burden Of Light - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord calls,
and at His behest,
I come to Him,
and He gives me rest.

I’m released from struggle,
and use of might.
For His yoke is easy,
and His burden is light.

February 24, 2020

Which Way Should I Go? - (by Tom Balistreri)

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

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

February 23, 2020

Let Me Not Jeopardize - (by Tom Balistreri)

Let me not,
jeopardize,
the faith of others,
in my life.

Help me be,
Your hands and light,
and not fail to show,
the path that's right.

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February 22, 2020

A Living Transformation - (by Tom Balistreri)

A living transformation,
sometimes quickly,
often slow,

comes to those
who turn to Christ,
and come to know,

His love and revelation,
as he turns
darkness into light,

and they find
old things become new,
and find new life.

February 21, 2020

The Borrowed- (by Tom Balistreri)

Material things
in life aren’t mine.
All is borrowed,
even time.

Only love
can one possess.
And give to all,
for happiness.

February 20, 2020

Knowledge Of The Prudent - (by Tom Balistreri)

Study the scriptures
as a student.
Learn from the wise
develop prudence.

Grow in knowledge
of the Lord.
Gain understanding,
an eternal reward.

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February 19, 2020

I'm Not The Same - (by Tom Balistreri)

I'm not the same
as I used to be,
for Christ has won
the victory.

I am renewed
and set free,
from the weight of sin,
that burdened me.

February 18, 2020

Drift Toward Pride - (by Tom Balistreri)

Success in ones life,
may cause one to drift.
Into feelings of pride.
This is well to resist.

When the power of the humble,
have their feelings shift,
the wise will remember,
talent is God's gift.

February 17, 2020

At The Crossroads - (by Tom Balistreri)

Many come to a crossroad,
the choice has them lost.
Know then the right direction,
is the road with a cross.

February 16, 2020

Passionate Mercy - (by Tom Balistreri)

Your passionate mercy,
Your wondrous grace,
Your loving kindness,
You restore and make chaste.

We worship You Lord,
who loves us and guides,
Who welcomes His children,
with arms open wide.

February 15, 2020

Where Else Can I Go? - (by Tom Balistreri)

Where else can I go Lord,
to hear words of life?
Who else illuminates,
through dark of night?

Who else would accept,
that burdens I bring?
Only You my Lord,
the true God and my King.


February 14, 2020

Morning Prayer - (by Tom Balistreri)

Holy God,
Mighty King,
I await the wonders,
this day will bring.

To You all praise,
I will sing.
For Your mercy is
everlasting.

February 13, 2020

No Longer Aimless - (by Tom Balistreri)

Wandering through life aimless,
bored with the daily sameness,
I found a new life,
with purpose and meaning,
thanks to Almighty God's ,
grace and intervening.

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February 12, 2020

Seekers Of The Profound - (by Tom Balistreri)

Many in the world are bound,
by the gurus of the profound.
The thinkers of the enlightened,
the leaders of the frightened.

When words of wisdom cease,
and followers are seeking peace,
there's surprise when they find,
God possessed it all the time.

February 11, 2020

Into The Deep - (by Tom Balistreri)

On the sea of God's grace,
you've sailed close to the shore.
Seeking knowledge and understanding,
desiring so much more.

Even in the shallows,
you find the wonders you seek.
But the Lord says to you,
"Set out into the deep."

February 10, 2020

We Stand At The Cusp - (by Tom Balistreri)

We stand at the cusp,
of life and death.
Free to choose either,
with our every breath.

We pray and seek,
and follow the light.
As for myself,
I choose life.

February 9, 2020

The Bells - (by Tom Balistreri)

The chimes ring in the temple.
Church bells sing across the land.
People hear and they go forth.
To receive from Gods hand.

They feel a rising in their spirits.
Like bread that's been leaven.
I pause and I wonder.
Do bells ring in Heaven?

February 8, 2020

No Longer Perplexed - (by Tom Balistreri)

Feeling lost,
and perplexed,
as one whose life,
seems as vexed,

I turned towards Christ,
He changed all things,
now in joy,
and praise I sing.

February 7, 2020

Final Triumph - (by Tom Balistreri)

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

Do not dwell on struggle,
nor whine and mope.
Have faith in God,
your eternal hope.

He will redeem
and see you through,
to blessings that
you never knew.

The Lord God will triumph,
over all evil deeds.
He will heal all that's broken,
and set all captives free.

February 6, 2020

He Fulfilled Prophecy - (by Tom Balistreri)

He fulfilled,
all prophecy.
He sacrificed,
for you and me.
From the chains of death,
He set us free.
Jesus gave,
us victory.

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February 5, 2020

Standing After The Fall - (by Tom Balistreri)

I have vowed,
and I have failed.
My foolish ways,
seem to prevail.

My Lord forgives.
But I do not.
I curse myself,
for what I've wrought.

Yet again I stand.
I am not done.
With the help of God.
I'll overcome.

February 4, 2020

I seek - (by Tom Balistreri)

I thirst for God,
my heavenly Father,
as in a desert,
seeking water.

If I'm to survive,
in this dry land,
I need the Lord,
to hold my hand.

Open my heart,
open my eyes,
make me aware,
let me realize.

The beauty and truth,
glory inferred,
the blessings You've given,
through Your Word.

February 3, 2020

He Refreshes Me - (by Tom Balistreri)

When the trials of life,
become old,
I turn to God,
and refresh my soul.

He lifts me up,
and comforts me,
removes my chains,
and sets me free.

February 2, 2020

The Rope Of Prayer - (by Tom Balistreri)

Lord each knot has been placed,
reminding me of thy face.
I pray as in a desert thirsty,
Awaiting thy tender mercy.


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February 1, 2020

Keep Me Simple - (by Tom Balistreri)

Keep me simple,
keep me true.
Keep me on,
the path to You.

May my successes,
bring humility,
and my heart,
closer to Thee.