The Lilies Blush

….Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow….—Mathew 6:28, NLT The lilies reveal a soulful blush, adorned by these subtle hues infusing the silky blooms, an imbibing of burgundy  rising as the petals yield to a harmony of color, tinges of living green, flecks of darkened pink, a watercolor of perfection flowering.Continue reading “The Lilies Blush”

Forgiveness

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. — Lamentations 3:22-23, NLT How much forgiveness does God extend? I’ve wrestled a lifetime with my own murmurs and grumbles, my selfishness and ego, my failures and stubbornness, and I often wake inContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Thorns in Our Flesh

Moses stumbled in his speech, a cry of I can’t raised before God, and I relate well to that doubting demeanor; I carry my own why-not and not-me reasons, a quiver of debate strapped to my back, my sharp defenses pulled taunt and shot from a distance, but God doesn’t ask for our excuses, justContinue reading “Thorns in Our Flesh”

Finding Poetry

I find it in the spilling autumn  leaves, the harvesting of apples, the ladybug clinging to clover,  the lavender dawning on a new horizon, the fire of one lone star sparking through a cloudy dusk — the moment my heart knew beauty was created by God, at that instance, I knew poetry. —C.L. Fisher, October 2020 Unless otherwise indicated, allContinue reading “Finding Poetry”

Open Invitation

I wonder what You  look like as You listen; I can never envision  a face; I just feel  a nudging presence,  a calmness, an open invitation  to speak or just listen.  In the dark night watches, those 3am  awakenings, I often imagine the sky  and ache to fall past  that expanse of deep blue intoContinue reading “Open Invitation”

Gentle Souls

There are gentle souls, those who tread lightly when breaking new ground, careful not to disturb all that is living. Those with caring hands, that reach into soil, nourish the land, harvest that growth; they give out, give back. You see them, bodies bent as they work, the very act like prayer as they tendContinue reading “Gentle Souls”

Early Watches

I hear You best in early watches, 2, 3, 4am; Your presence near, and I am wide-eyed  with questions, my whys and what ifs, and I feel like a child just awakened by lightening. You attend me patiently, calm my flutterings, and nudge me  to remember other souls to pray over.  In these predawn hours,Continue reading “Early Watches”

Fragrance

“But thank God! He has made us His captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God.” —2 Corinthians 2:14-15a, NLT Be still and know, like roses hold,Continue reading “Fragrance”