July 30, 2020

Stand Strong He Is Near - (By Tom Balistreri)

When set upon and the enemy rages,
you must stand strong and be courageous.
Do not doubt or have fear.
For the Lord your God is always near.

July 28, 2020

Here Comes Tomorrow

This is my contribution to the world of optimism. A song I wrote and perform. Thank you for listening. - Tom

Through The Fog - (By Tom Balistreri)

Through the fog of uncertain times,
the Lord brings peace to my mind.
I rest assured in foreign lands,
He will guide me with His hand.

July 27, 2020

From Miniature To Great - (by Tom Balistreri)

From the great,
to the miniature,
from the corrupt,
to the pure,
redemption is provided,
and Your love is assured.

July 25, 2020

It Must Be Love

Take a break from watching marching and yelling in cities,
as I walk and sing through a forest.
Thank you for watching.
- Tom Balistreri

Flee - (By Tom Balistreri)

Flee from passion
that leads astray.
Flee from sin
that calls to play.

Flee from deception
and all its charms.
Flee to be
in God's arms.


July 24, 2020

As A Green Shoot - (By Tom Balistreri)

Like a plant shoot,
new and green,
one is renewed,
and washed clean,

it's as if the past,
has never been,
when one comes to Christ,
and is born again.

July 23, 2020

I’ll Immerse Myself - (By Tom Balistreri)

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

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

July 22, 2020

In My Privacy - (By Tom Balistreri)

In the privacy of my room,
I open up in prayer.
Although I seem alone
I know that God is there.

He hears my every word.
He knows my every thought.
He answers me in love,
and directs me as I ought.

July 21, 2020

Never Routine - (By Tom Balistreri)

Lord it's so easy to thank You,
when things are going well,
or to humbly call upon You,
when I pass the gates of Hell.

May I never forget,
to send thanks and praise Your way,
as I live in the common,
average day to day.

July 20, 2020

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.

July 19, 2020

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.

July 18, 2020

Fear Not - (By Tom Balistreri)

Be strong,
and courageous,
God has told us,
through the ages.

For there 's no reason,
for one to fear,
when you know,
the Lord is near.

July 17, 2020

Mighty Whisper - (By Tom Balistreri)

The still small voice,
in silence it is heard.
Possessed by the One,
creating all things by His Word.

Giver of all knowledge,
for His children who do seek,
and take the time to rest,
in peace to hear Him speak.

July 16, 2020

I Await And Watch - (by Tom Balistreri)

I await and watch,
for Your response,
towards the trial,
that surrounds and haunts.

I pray for release,
rescue by You,
or strength given,
to see me through.

July 15, 2020

Taking Stalk - (By Tom Balistreri)

Growth in life,
compares to grain,
hidden in time,
passing through rain.

First shoot, then stalk,
a field of wheat,
pressing forth,
until complete.

July 14, 2020

The Breath I Breathe - (By Tom Balistreri)

In you oh Lord,
I do believe.
Your praise is in,
each breath I breathe.

With eyes of faith,
I do see.
All the gifts,
you've given me

July 13, 2020

Wind And Rain

Written and performed by
Tom Balistreri.

It’s a long long road that we must travel,
With toil and danger on the way.
Full of mysteries we must unravel
if we’re not to go astray.

We chart our course,
assuming fair weather,
Yet we find many storms arise.
Still we venture on,
despite the pressure,
waiting to see clearer skies.

Through the wind and the rain
we’ll keep on pressing.
Maybe slow but steady on.
Through the dark of night,
we keep progressing,
toward the light of the dawn.

If we fall,
we arise and we shall recover,
Shake off the dust and move along.
We’ve only this time,
there won’t be another,
so we all must be strong.


You can seek advice,
you can walk with another,
as you journey toward your home.
But ultimately even with a brother,
you must walk alone.

Through day and night,
drawing ever closer,
forward bravely suppressing fear.
Always remembering,
as your progressing,
the end is drawing near.

Ruminate Less - (By Tom Balistreri)

One should not pause or hesitate,
or endlessly ruminate.
Time passes fast in this life.
Don’t hesitate to turn to Christ.

July 12, 2020

From Your Prayer Closet - (By Tom Balistreri)

Every word said in your prayer closet,
is heard and answered for the Lord deposits,
blessings and grace that rains down from above,
to His children that He loves.

July 10, 2020

Be Not Chaotic - (By Tom Balistreri)

Let your heart be not chaotic,
with anguish that will not cease.
But rest in Jesus Christ,
and dwell in peace.

It passes all understanding,
yet dwells in the humble and the awed.
It's rest in the Holy Spirit,
and the comfort of God.

July 7, 2020

The Train Song - (Sung Live by Tom Balistreri)

I sing here a song I wrote about the life of railroad workers called,
"The Train Song."
Thanks for watching and listening.
Tom Balistreri

The Better Way - (By Tom Balistreri)

Far from the path,
I wandered,
into the briars and the thorns.
Drifting from the direction,
For which I was born.

But then the Lord saved me,
from continuing astray.
He's renewed my life,
and shown me,
His is the better way.

July 5, 2020

The Sacred - (By Tom Balistreri)

Thy Sacred heart,
You freely gave.
By Thy great love,
all men are saved.

Thank You for
Your tender care,
and eternal life,
You sacrificed to share.

July 4, 2020

You Are Original - (by Tom Balistreri)

With history and ancestry,
endless people lived and died.
Yet despite the many,
one needs to realize.

The truth is marvelous,
wonderful and mystical,
that your life is unique,
and you are original.

July 3, 2020

Life Or Death - (by Tom Balistreri)

The choice is set before you.
The path of life or death.
You are free to choose.
To which will you
give breath?

God has show the way,
but will not force you
to make the choice.
Will you follow the wide path?
Or the be wise and rejoice.

July 2, 2020

Clean Again - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Lord took my soul,
stained with sin,
and made it clean,
and new again.

Removed the doubt,
that gave me strife,
and replaced it with 
faith and life.

July 1, 2020

I Will Jump - (by Tom BalistrerI)

Across the chasm,
jump I must,
I do in faith,
in Christ I trust.

I will proceed,
ignore the fear,
knowing that,
my God is near.