Cornerstone

The petals so saturated by the vibrancy of red  rested on the cool rock  nestled near the garden’s  edge, symbiotic beauty, silk on stone, like our own  fragile hearts held by God’s  love alone.  —C.L. Fisher, April 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and mayContinue reading “Cornerstone”

Perfecting Faith

I feel as if we have met  the saturation point, no one  more thing can be added,  no grief, no illness, no tragedy, no protest, no shortage — we have reached the point  of not being able to hold  one more hard thing,  but this is life —  death and calamity  and everyday difficulties  areContinue reading “Perfecting Faith”

Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum*

(*Footprints do not go backwards) My eyes rest forward settling on a limitless  horizon immense before me; I’ve stumbled and crawled– my knees buckled — fallen  flat-out — my face to dirt — and defiantly laid myself  down idle by the wayside, just watching the world  pass by, but in the stillness  resides patience, the EternalContinue reading “Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum*”

A Grateful Love

Love that suspends ego, lets go the bitter renderings of past wrongs, forgives seven times and then seventy times seven more. Love that covers others with mercy — clothing, feeding, sheltering those with needs even to the point of sacrifice. Love that listens to the grief, holds vigil during times of illness and death, andContinue reading “A Grateful Love”

The Skins of Trees

That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing. — Psalm 71: 8-9 Layers of bark, broken,  cracked like skin, aged  by heat and wind.  These trees have lived  long,Continue reading “The Skins of Trees”