November 30, 2020

I Reach For You - (by Tom Balistreri)

I reach for You,
who is always near,
to comfort me,
and remove my fear.

Yet even before,
my reaching starts,
You're already here,
within my heart.

November 29, 2020

To Begin Again - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord cleanses souls and makes them new.
He replaces false with the true.
Relieves the burden and the pain.
And allows us to begin again.

November 28, 2020

From The King - (By Tom Balistreri)

I may seem to lack,
fancy things.
My words may fail,
to have a special Ring.

But the result of faith,
in Christ does bring,
adoption by,
God and king.

November 27, 2020

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - (sung by Tom Balistreri)





Nothing To Hang On To - (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.

November 26, 2020

Humble Thanks - (by Tom Balistreri)

Sometimes there are days,
all I can give is humble praise.
Lord thank You for the days delights,
and seeing me through the darkest nights.


November 25, 2020

All May Find It - (by Tom Balistreri)

From the great to the small.
From the corrupt to the pure.
Redemption is provided,
and Your love is assured.

Joy and peace may feel elusive,
in this world of sin.
But to dwell in God's Spirit,
brings one peace within.

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November 24, 2020

The Great Pursuit - (by Tom Balistreri)

I will not falter,
or fail to start,
to pursue the Lord,
with all my heart.

To my surprise,
I did not foresee,
the Lord God,
pursues me.



November 23, 2020

Lighted Maze - (By Tom Balistreri)

Sometimes life's path
is like a maze at night,
with many options
left and right.

But one can find the course
to escape their plight,
by following
God's guiding light.

November 22, 2020

Love Not Fleeting - (By Tom Balistreri)

The days of life are fleeting.
They unfold and fade fast.
But the love of God is forever.
It will never fail but last.


November 21, 2020

Every Drop - (by Tom Balistreri)

Every drop of tears,
that may fall from your eyes,
someday will be dried,
by God the most high.

He will comfort and reward you,
and restore to you your smile,
and you will know peace,
for you are His child.

November 20, 2020

Beware Of Flattery - (By Tom Balistreri)

Beware of flattery,
one receives in this world.
By it much deception
in one's life has been unfurled.

Modesty and honesty,
is where one should start.
For the blessings of the Lord,
are towards a humble heart.

November 19, 2020

Tender Care - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord guides us with tender care.
Always loving, always there.
Watching us in every stride,
guarding us, and at our side.


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November 18, 2020

The Tiny Wealth - (by Tom Balistreri)

Do not despise the tiny,
or the things that may seem small.
For although size is lacking,
it may be greater than it all.

One needs only look at the Pharisees,
who give from their wealth in all's sight,
yet they gave not as much,
as the widow's mite.

November 17, 2020

Lead Me, Guide Me - (By Tom Balistreri)

Lead me This day.
Lord I give You my hand.
Direct my path.
Help me understand.

I depend on You.
On my own there's great cost.
Lord give me direction.
Without You I'm lost.

November 16, 2020

Able To Rebuild - (By Tom Balistreri)

My joys complete,
my heart is filled.
Through the Lord,
I can rebuild.

Despite the darkness,
I’ve passed through,
God offers all,
to start anew.

November 15, 2020

Renewal - (By Tom Balistreri)

The Lord forgives sins,
and grants souls renewal.
Relief of ones burdens,
and torments cruel.

Freedom is granted
to start again.
Without memory
of inequity's stain.

November 14, 2020

In The Silence - (By Tom Balistreri)

Seeking wisdom for a choice,
in the silence I hear Your voice.
In the stillness one hears God speak,
help and guidance for all who seek.

November 13, 2020

You Can Not Cheat - (By Tom Balistreri)

One can not cheat,
the truth of life,
no devious ways,
fulfill the right.

The Words of life,
one should heed,
for God's not mocked,
or deceived.

November 12, 2020

My Faith In God - (by Tom Balistreri)

My faith in God,
has cleansed my soul.
Healed my wounds,
and made me whole.

The Lord gives grace,
to flow within,
He restores my spirit,
to begin again.

November 11, 2020

Not Now But Someday - (by Tom Balistreri)

Someday the trails of life,
will come to end.
Then we'll understand,
the lessons dividend.

The test we are given,
is for us to respond.
For paradise is not here,
but in the world beyond.

November 9, 2020

I Seek To Abide - (By Tom Balistreri)

I seek to abide to God's Word.
Although I often fail.
But the Lord is quick to forgive.
With His love I shall prevail.


November 8, 2020

I Shall Not Panic- (by Tom Balistreri)

I shall not panic,
I will not fear,
for I know,
that God is near.

He protects me
with His loving hand,
and lifts the fallen,
and helps them stand.

November 7, 2020

The Present Gift - (By Tom Balistreri)

It's not out there in the unwritten future.
It's not back there in the settled past.
It is in the here and now,
that you must live and hold fast.

The gift of time in this space,
is the present of God’s grace.
Through the lessons in life we shall learn how,
by our living in the now.

November 6, 2020

Blessed Are The Simple - (by Tom Balistreri)

The works of the Lord
are not done by the wise,
the powerful and great,
in whom the common is despised.

Although they are not the type
in which the proud choose to mingle.
God uses for His work,
the foolish and the simple.

November 5, 2020

Still The Water - (by Tom Balistreri)

A torrent of words,
like a flood,
kindness swept away,
and covered in mud.

Better waters still,
with a calm look,
than to be,
a babbling brook.

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November 4, 2020

Never To Surface - (by Tom Balistreri)

Memories of sin come to the surface,
regrets renew though deeds are past.
But God forgave old battles fought,
and past transgression He remembers not.

November 3, 2020

With Each New Dawn - (By Tom Balistreri)

With each new dawn I will start
to give God praise with a grateful heart.
His ways too great to understand.
Yet I will trust in His plan.

Lord protect and watch over me.
Provide for my family.
Not by my works am I worthy.
But by the love You have for me.

Where Your Treasure Is - (by Tom Balistreri)

Where your treasure is,
there will be your heart.
Best to keep you wealth in heaven,
to await you when you part.


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November 2, 2020

Lovingly With Care - (By Tom Balistreri)

God watches us lovingly,
and guides us with care.
He makes sure life’s temptations
are no more than we can bare.


November 1, 2020

The Clock Moves - (by Tom Balistreri)

Through life we move,
we stumble as we walk.
Mindful of our days,
and the ticking clock.

But a steadfast heart
seeks God’s will through strife,
and in it they find,
peace and a full life.