March 31, 2020

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 30, 2020

Wait And See - (by Tom Balistreri)

I will not murmur or complain,
or state my grievances in vain.
I turn to God and wait and see,
how He will move and rescue me.

March 29, 2020

Praise To God - ( by Tom Balistreri)

I lift my voice,
to God in praise.
for His gracious love,
and marvelous ways.
I’ll speak of Him,
in joy I’ll sing,
of mighty God,
my Lord and King.

March 28, 2020

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 27, 2020

The Object Of - (by Tom Balistreri)

The object of my thoughts,
the object of my praise,
the one who does not object,
of me despite my ways.

I am the object of His creation,
The object of His care.
The object of my God,
who loves and answers prayer.

March 26, 2020

Live And Learn - (by Tom Balistreri)

I thought my talents
defined my life as a man.
The desires of my calling,
the skills of my hand.

But age has brought small wisdom,
and now I understand.
A fulfilled life is gathered,
when aligned with God’s plan.

March 25, 2020

Fear Not - (by Tom Balistreri)

Be strong and courageous,
God has told us through the ages.
For there is no reason to have fear.
Just know the Lord is near.

March 24, 2020

Revealed And Heard - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Word was revealed
and He was heard.
Lives transformed,
hearts were stirred.

Now is the time.
All are invited.
Come taste and be,
 the Lord's delighted.

March 23, 2020

Like The Wind - (by Tom Balistreri)

Like the mystery of the wind,
that comes from who knows where,
the Spirit flows from God,
as help and gentle care.

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March 22, 2020

Through A Glass Darkly - (by Tom Balistreri)

For now we see,
as through a darkened glass.
We behold things unclear,
until this life does pass.

In God's kingdom we will see,
and then we'll understand,
how all things worked for good,
according to His plan.

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March 21, 2020

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.

March 20, 2020

Pillage Of Image - (by Tom Balistreri)

Christ captured hell.
He conquered death and its pillage.
Recreating spirits of believers
into His image.


March 19, 2020

Without Flourish - (by Tom Balistreri)

My soul's been fed,
my spirit nourished.
Done without signs,
or great flourish.

The change has come,
and put there,
as a result,
of simple prayer.


March 18, 2020

Devastation Restoration - (by Tom Balistreri)

In great loss and devastation
I look to God for restoration.

He will comfort and see me through,
remove the ruin and renew.

March 17, 2020

Prayer For Restoration - (by Tom Balistreri)

Hear us Oh Lord.
We humbly pray.
Remove that which hinders,
and distorts Your ways.

Send us Your guides,
to lead us in truth.
Restore Your people,
to the strength of  youth.

March 16, 2020

Sailing The Course - (by Tom Balistreri)

As a ship without a sail,
or rudderless one would fail,
to  steer a straight course,
without the Lord as your source.

March 15, 2020

I Know - (written and sung by Tom Balistreri)

This is a song I wrote and sing that I happened to hear the other day.
It's sort of fitting for these times.
What struck me is how I often fail to live up to my own lyrics.
I guess this is an example of talking to oneself.
Here is my song called,
"I Know."

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Wonderful Restoration - (by Tom Balistreri)

Not by my power,
or my strength,
has goodness lasted,
for great length.

Yet in here in wonder,
do I stand,
in restoration,
by God's hand.


March 14, 2020

A Choice Of Path - (by Tom Balistreri)

You set before me
a choice of path.
Your way that's blessed,
or my aftermath.

I turn from how,
I've walked astray.
And choose to journey,
in Your way.

March 13, 2020

Not Blindly - (by Tom Balistreri)

We do not follow Christ blindly,
as in darkness without light.
For the Lord came and demonstrated,
love, power and might.

March 12, 2020

Love Never Faded - (by Tom Balistreri)

Time has made
the colors faded.
The world falls
in decay.
But God’s love
is forever brightly.
To His children
a fresh bouquet.

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March 11, 2020

In Seriousness - (by Tom Balistreri)

In seriousness,
I come to You.
Lord guide me in
all I do.

Wash me clean,
make me new.
Please give me wisdom
to follow through.

March 10, 2020

Care Full - (by Tom Balistreri)

God cares for the sparrows
upon the earth.
He regards His children
with greater worth.

He frees the binding
of sin’s curse.
He provides redemption,
and second birth.

March 9, 2020

Among The Maddening - (by Tom Balistreri)

The voice of the world is maddening.
Its demands never cease.
Yet the voice of God is there,
whispering perfect peace.


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March 8, 2020

There Is Peace - (by Tom Balistreri)

Through the trial,
through the test,
I turn to God,
to find rest.

In this world,
conflicts do not cease,
but in the Lord,
there is peace.

March 7, 2020

Wings Of Eagles - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord gives strength to the weary.
Even youths grow tired and weak.
But one can soar as if with wings of an eagle,
if it is God whom they seek.

They will increase in power,
they will run and will not faint.
For God gives health to his children,
who love Him without restraint.


March 6, 2020

The Bridge - (by Tom Balistreri)

It may be hard,
to understand,
that Christ is the bridge,
between God and man.

Through Him we have,
now become,
no longer slaves,
but adopted sons.



March 5, 2020

Always Urgent - (by Tom Balistreri)

It may not seem urgent,
to live in God's light.
One thinks there is time,
to turn towards the right.

But one never knows,
as they plan their desires,
that this very day,
their soul may be required.

March 4, 2020

Nothing To Hang Onto - (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 3, 2020

The Great Exchange - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Holy Spirit,
will exchange,
the tormented soul,
and rearrange,
thoughts of darkness,
towards the light,
and despair of death,
to joyous life.

March 2, 2020

The Precious Gift - (by Tom Balistreri)

It is a gift so precious.
Worth more than pearls or gold.
It's value never changes.
Whether it is young or old.

It begins at it's creation.
But it never has an end.
It is common for everyone,
yet unique and can ascend.

Despite rank or positions,
that one may possess,
your spirit, soul and life
make you one and you are blessed.



March 1, 2020

I Cling To Thee - (by Tom Balistreri)

With heart and soul,
I cling to thee.
You free the chains,
that burden me.

You open eyes,
so I may see.
You turn defeat,
to victory.