April 30, 2020

Listen - (By Tom Balistreri)

In the silence,
in the stillness,
I hear the whisper,
of Your voice.

Granting wisdom,
and direction,
leading to,
the correct choice.

In the roar,
beneath the thunder,
if one listens,
they will hear,

the gentle voice,
within from God,
instilling knowledge,
without fear.

April 28, 2020

More Than Mystical - (By Tom Balistreri)

It may seem quite mystical.
A power far away.
A skill that is learned,
after practice many days.

But the Creator of all things
is beside you at all times.
Hearing the simplest prayer,
with answers sublime.

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April 27, 2020

I Long To - (By Tom Balistreri)

I long to do as I should.
Yet do not feel worthy to be called good.

I struggle to understand,
how God accepts me as I am.

April 26, 2020

If I Tried All My Days - (by Tom Balistreri)

If I tried all my days,
I could not give enough praise.
Oh Lord you are my God and king.
Creator of everything.
I give you thanks how You have blessed.
In Your presence I find rest.


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April 24, 2020

The Quiet - (by Tom Balistreri)

I  hear God in the quiet.
In silence He does speak.
Beneath the roar and din,
He waits for those who seek.

Open up your ears,
in the stillness of the sound.
Listen to God's voice.
in peace He is found.



April 23, 2020

In God I Cling - (by Tom Balistreri)

There a times I can not laugh and sing.
My only hope is in God I cling.
The pressures squeeze and buffet me.
I need the Lord to set me free.

Where is the end, the morning light?
When will the path again be right?
Here me Lord and set me free.
All my hope I put in Thee.

April 22, 2020

Childish Things - (By Tom Balistreri)

I put away childish things,
so I could serve my God and King.

Yet He desired not my works compiled,
but for me to have faith as a child.


April 21, 2020

Carefree Highway

This is my singing and playing guitar to the Gordon Lightfoot song, "Carefree Highway." Thank you for watching and listening. - Tom


No Matter The Vice - (by Tom Balistreri)

No matter the sin,
fault or vice,
God forgives,
and has paid your price.

His love is sure,
He tames the wild,
and welcomes back,
you His child.

April 20, 2020

Jesus Christ The King - (by Tom Balistreri)

He reigns not in socialism,
nor in democracy.

Jesus rules as King,
in power and majesty.


April 19, 2020

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

Where else can I go?
Who else has the light?
Only you Lord,
have the Word of life.

You lead and I follow,
on Your chosen road.
For I believe that You’ll teach me,
what I need to know.

April 18, 2020

Fearless Service - (by Tom Balistreri)

Those who fight The Lord,
reap calamity and sorrow.
But those who serve The Lord,
have no fear of tomorrow.

April 17, 2020

Holding On - (a poem by Tom Balistreri)

Through the ashes and the dust,
and fallen ruins burned and crushed,
despite where I find myself thrust,
I hold God's hand with love and trust.

April 16, 2020

I Lift My Voice - (by Tom Balistreri)

I lift my voice,
and give You praise,
and marvel at
Your wondrous ways.

You are God,
Almighty King.
Of Your Great love
I will sing.

April 15, 2020

In Trusted Hands - (by Tom Balistreri)

In uncertainty,
I must believe,
in faith and trust,
what I can not see.

Although I may
not understand,
I am held,
in God’s hand.

April 14, 2020

The Gift Of Time - (by Tom Balistreri)

The gift of time,
in this space,
is the present,
of God’s grace.

Lessons in life,
we learn how,
by our living,
in the now.

April 13, 2020

Control - (by Tom Balistreri)

God does not
give burdensome rules,
to keep one in control.

But He guides,
and protects your life,
your spirit and your soul.

April 12, 2020

Thankful Praise - (by Tom Balistreri)

As I live,
on this Lord’s day,
I fall to my knees,
and give God praise.

For His grace,
and mercy,
and countless blessings,
He’s given me.

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April 11, 2020

Mope Not - (by Tom Balistreri)

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.

April 9, 2020

The Subtle Trial - (by Tom Balistreri)

The subtle trial here everyday.
Free me Lord of this I pray.

It's not the obvious suffering and pain.
It is a constant eternal rain.

Forgive my pleading it seems trifling.
but I seek release from the stifling.


April 8, 2020

Despite Missteps - (by Tom Balistreri)

My life is not finished yet,
and despite my missteps,
the Lord forgives and renews me,
to face anew my destiny.

April 7, 2020

Through The Years - (by Tom Balistreri)

I journey through the years,
adjusting hopeful plans,
yet my confidence is strong,
that God holds my hand.

April 6, 2020

No Exposure Needed - (by Tom Balistreri)

I have no surprise,
of unknown disclosure.
The secrets of my heart
You need no exposure.
Yet in love Your willing,
to bless and forgive,
and show me the way
that I should live.



April 5, 2020

A New Start - (by Tom Balistreri)

Thank you Lord,
for this new start.
You’ve restored in me,
a clean heart.

Covered sin with love,
and not with wrath,
and lead me through,
Your chosen path.

April 4, 2020

He Does Reign - (by Tom Balistreri)

He arose from the dead.
He conquered darkness and it's strife.
He offered all forgiveness,
and eternal life.

Jesus Christ has arisen.
He's alive and will come again.
He will gather His kingdom.
And forever He does reign.

April 3, 2020

Willing - (by Tom Balistreri)

Here I am.
Here I stand.
To receive,
or lend a hand.

I do not need
to understand.
I am here Lord,
for Your plans.

April 2, 2020

Heal The Scorched - (by Tom Balistreri)

Forgive me Lord
and welcome in,
the repentant soul
scorched with sin.

Extend Your hand
towards me to heal
and grant to me
Your Spirit’s seal.


April 1, 2020

Ever Climbing - (by Tom Balistreri)

We were ever climbing.
Trying to get to You.
But You seemed so far away,
despite what we could do.

Then to our amazement,
in more than we could trust.
You brought us into union,
by coming down to us.