Such remembrances we have…. We might mark a certain date, celebrate it every year, or keep a tattered square of cloth from a childhood quilt,  or carry a frayed picture of a grandmother or cousin; we might have pressed petals, yellowing letters, or faded  Christmas cards…. But sometimes we just hold  intangible, precious memories  inside,Continue reading “Remembrances”

A Waking Heart

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. – Jane Austen We trust the bud will bloom.  even as we see the thorn-tipped  leaves holdfast the tender-heart, enclosing the fragrance  underneath the tightly wrapped silk until, one morning, the dew will call to waking the full blossom and scent-tinged beauty, unfurl the petals ofContinue reading “A Waking Heart”

Window to the Soul

The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all His creation. — Psalm 145:9, NLT This little heart, petals curled and one tear  falling… imperfections becoming art. The beauty of the broken, the elegant “as is” acceptance, the grace given to all creation in the sumptuous truth of God’s good love — suchContinue reading “Window to the Soul”


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”


Courage: from the Latin root ‘cor’ meaning heart What story dwells  just inside your chest, pushing against  your ribs,  making it hard  to breathe in,  gnawing at you  to speak it out? We were made  to communicate,  exhale the who  of ourselves,  relate through  our stories,  for the speaking  changes everything. Lean in and attend,Continue reading “Courage”


“….Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on…” —from Philippians 3:13-14, NLT Release, relinquish, with palms open — What do you hold so tightly you are bound in place, held, imprisoned?  Sometimes what we surrender is as important as what we embrace.  Search your heart for chains — What binds youContinue reading “Unfettered”


The concentration of lights  made the darkness louder, crescendoing in shadows on each side.  I focused on one image, the loneliest  of the ornaments, hanging by itself, a story that I know and hold deeper than my other  memories… tucked, safe, covered in layers of love, a remembrance that remains  secluded, nestled in my  mommy-heart.Continue reading “Remembrance”

Packing for Winter

A scattering of green valentines had spilled upon the ground, and I bent down to wonder at the beauty when she appeared, scurried under and over the heart-shaped leaves, her long, thin legs trying to fold  and pack the tender green into her lady-bug back, as if storing summer’s love letters to read in winter.Continue reading “Packing for Winter”

Before Blooming

Before the bloom there must be  gentle care, a tending to ensure  the heart imbibes nutrients  for strength and growth. There must be life-giving light, the rays from sun to filter through and provide what is necessary to thrive.  The roots need room to push through and find home deep within the soil, far enoughContinue reading “Before Blooming”