Affirmation

“I must confess that I think it a most right and excellent thing that you and I should rejoice in the natural creation of God.” — Charles Spurgeon Just be in a moment with no agenda,  no must-do list,  no conjecturing or rehashing  of the day’s events, still, attuned,  recognizing life in the beating ofContinue reading “Affirmation”

Resolution

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. — I Corinthians 13:12, NLT In music theory,  you carry the dissonanceContinue reading “Resolution”

Putting Away

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. —1 Corinthians 13:11, NLT These last few days, putting away the tree, finding a place for every new trinket and gift, clearing  out some things well past  their usefulness, taking longContinue reading “Putting Away”

Every Provision

While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tinyContinue reading “Every Provision”

Intercession

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness….we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” — Romans 8:26, NLT We sometimes settle into prayer so weary and worldly-weighted that our words puddle into a mush of syllables,Continue reading “Intercession”

Alpha-Breath

The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. —Psalm 33:6, NLT Poetry has always ever-been since  in the beginning breathed the Alpha-Breath. —C.L. Fisher, December 2020 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may notContinue reading “Alpha-Breath”

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*”

Hope on this First Day of Advent*

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. — Isaiah 9:2, NLT We wait, look forward, anticipate, and there is a joy in that expectation of what will soon come to pass, but there is also a gloryContinue reading “Hope on this First Day of Advent*”

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”