December 26, 2021
A Clean Slate
December 20, 2021
The First Noel
December 14, 2021
Away In A Manger
I sing here the classic Christmas Carol,
"Away In A Manger."
December 13, 2021
Not Pretend - (By Tom Balistreri)
December 7, 2021
Behold this aging boomer walking in the snow as I sing the classic winter song,
December 4, 2021
Do You Hear What I Hear?
A Christmas Carol for the second week of Advent.
I sing the song, "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
November 27, 2021
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - (sung by Tom Balistreri)
November 25, 2021
November 20, 2021
My son Michael and I perform the song,
"That's Amore" at a local tavern.
November 14, 2021
Tom and Mike Balistreri "Love Lifted Me"
November 13, 2021
The Summer Wind
This is a performance of the classic Sinatra song,
"The Summer Wind",
by my son and I the other evening at a local tavern.
November 6, 2021
November 2, 2021
Out Of My Distress (based on Psalm 118:5-6)
October 27, 2021
The Turning Of Learning
I have been slow to learn,
but learn I have and my world did turn.
It has become that which is right,
as I continue to in God’s light.
October 24, 2021
Reliable Promises - (By Tom Balistreri)
October 23, 2021
October 19, 2021
October 17, 2021
Jesus Christ The King
New Every Morning
October 16, 2021
The Center Of My Life - (By Thomas Balistreri)
Lord, You're the center of my life.
Your direct my path and show me the light.
You guide me through the dark of night.
You take what's left and make it right.
My desire with each new day,
is to raise my hands and give You praise.
Lord You're wonderful, my God and King.
You are all I need, my everything.
October 14, 2021
Morning Grace - (By Tom Balistreri)
October 13, 2021
October 12, 2021
Psalm 51:10-12 (paraphrased and rhymed)
October 10, 2021
Psalm 91:7-12 (Paraphrased and Rhymed)
ten thousand on your right,
but it shall not come near you,
and you shall behold the sight,
of the reward of the wicked,
who shall reap what they have sown,
but no evil will befall you,
because you have known,
the Lord as your refuge,
The Most High as your own,
His angels shall protect you,
lest you stumble on a stone.
October 9, 2021
Ecclesiastes 5:4 (paraphrased and rhymed)
When to God, you vow a vow,
delay not, from paying now,
or complete, in careless leisure,
for a fool, gives God, no pleasure.
October 8, 2021
All Your Trust
October 7, 2021
Beholding The Fall
The colors change,
because of the later season.
awaits the winds seizing.
It floats and falls,
gently to the ground.
although they're not profound.
As I see,
the results of passing time.
Why trouble me,
these thoughts upon my mind?
It's part of life, I know,
and I wouldn't really care,
if I was referring to the leaves,
but I'm talking about my hair.
October 3, 2021
Clouds Of Witnesses - (By Tom Balistreri)
September 22, 2021
September 18, 2021
The Path Through Time - (by Tom Balistreri)
September 11, 2021
I remember the unafraid,
who chose not to be saved.
But to sacrifice their all,
as a witness to Gods call.
September 8, 2021
Growing From Childhood - (By Tom Balistreri)
September 5, 2021
In honor of Labor Day, and on behalf of all us wage slaves,
I dedicate this song for all of us who feel we load "Sixteen Tons."
September 4, 2021
Rest Not Relax - (By Tom Balistreri)
August 3, 2021
Let It Be Me (acoustic version)
August 1, 2021
You’ve Made A Difference
July 30, 2021
July 25, 2021
Stroll Through The Dark
July 24, 2021
I confess and have contrition.
I’ve not been, in submission.
I’ve tried to do things with my own hands.
By my strength I’ve worked to stand.
Thus I earned what I could not afford.
Better to wait on the Lord.
Who planned success before I began.
Who sought to raise a humble man.
July 17, 2021
Opening The Blind
July 11, 2021
The Prayer of the Optina Elders
July 4, 2021
The Unfurious Sound
July 2, 2021
Not By My Grit
June 29, 2021
Acts Of Mercy
June 26, 2021
Gold Beneath The Rust (with the Gashouse Band)
This is a song I wrote and recorded with the Gashouse Band when I was a member back in the late eighties.
I found an old cassette with songs we recorded.
This is not the best copy. There is distortion in parts. But it's the best copy that I have.
It's good to hear the old band, Shirley Dragovich sings and plays guitar. George Kirk Harris on drums. Bob "Crafty" Crafton on steel guitar. James Syfrett on piano. And Steve Derose on lead guitar. I play bass and sing lead.
I forget who played banjo. It could have been any one of these musicians.
The song is called, "Gold Beneath the Rust."
June 25, 2021
Running The Race (based on Hebrews 12:1-3)
June 18, 2021
Enjoy It While You Can
June 8, 2021
May 29, 2021
If Not For You
May 27, 2021
May 23, 2021
In My Dreams
I dug out the old Guild Guitar that I wrote it on and attempted to play it.
Thank you for listening.