Lil’ Broken Wing

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord.  You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.  In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. —Psalm 4:6-8 Alight upon thisContinue reading “Lil’ Broken Wing”

Song of Morning

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? — Matthew 6:26-27, NLT I’m drawn to the call  of the winsome bird,Continue reading “Song of Morning”

An Hour of Promise

The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. — Proverbs 4:18, NLT There is this hour before dawn, no longer night but before morning, an in-between dark that holds a promise full light is coming, the first song of birds willContinue reading “An Hour of Promise”

A Loss of Appetite

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. —2 Corinthians 4:8, NLT He told me over oatmeal about some news story —some horrible event that happened somewhere— but I didn’t hear the details, I didn’t ask for more, I scooped up aContinue reading “A Loss of Appetite”

Soothing Balm

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.  The skies display his craftsmanship.  Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.  They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.  Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. — PsalmContinue reading “Soothing Balm”

Witnessing Grace

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. —1 Peter 4:10 Light breaks just beyond these aging limbs, this kindly tree with its split bark and thinning canopy is still offering a single  cascade of  fuchsia blooms— morning’s gift of dewy blossoms—Continue reading “Witnessing Grace”

A Melody

…His compassions do not fail.  —Lamentations 3:22 When I am lost, wandering the hard  terrain of pain  in this world or trapped within the mumbling maze of my own despair, even when my words fail and only grumblings and moanings escape, any prayer, however ineloquent, becomes a melody, beautiful in the surrendered- knowing that God Continue reading “A Melody”

Mumbling

…groanings too deep for words… — From Romans 8:26 Unsettled but ready  for rest,… she prays,  but her words  are muddled,  and so she rambles,  knowing God  can sort through  her thoughts,  decipher her heart’s need,  make poetry  out of her mumbled  pleas… —C.L. Fisher, July 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images areContinue reading “Mumbling”