28 Degrees on Saturday, February 26th

As the light approaches, the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal; it is robed in brilliant colors. — Job 38:14 I contemplate the grays I see, standing  on my porch when it is 28 degrees— our silly fat and faded ceramic frog,  the top of our pear tree against  the powdery sky,Continue reading “28 Degrees on Saturday, February 26th”

This Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers — Emily Dickinson Surrender to truth and hope will lift you up, carry all true promises, make light your burdens— in the darkest passages there is light when hope “perches in the soul.” —C.L. Fisher, November 2021 *The last line is also from Dickinson’s poem 314 Unless otherwise indicated, allContinue reading “This Hope”

Light Will Break

We are all broken — that’s how the light gets in. — Unknown If you wait, light will break in the most splendid ways, and to be still in that bright focus of a truth that has never stopped changes everything. —C.L. Fisher, November 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the workContinue reading “Light Will Break”

A Silence

We cannot hear the light, the casting  of shadows or the rays that follow fair morning’s rise; it lifts from slumber  and settles in a silence beyond quiet,  startling in the thunderous hush of a shaft  of splendor that takes our breath away  as the world declares the clearing of night  and dawning brilliance inContinue reading “A Silence”

As Light Broke

My eyes lift to the center arch as light breaks through the caged lamp-tops Illuminating the cool,  smooth tiles above….  Moments before  I stepped into this historic cathedral, I learned that a friend had passed, walked into heaven just hours ago, and now I bow my head, imagine her like that light, her soul waking,Continue reading “As Light Broke”

“Olden Times and Ancient Rhymes”

“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” — Luke 1:78-79, NLT There is this melancholy air during the holidays… that bittersweet nostalgia,Continue reading ““Olden Times and Ancient Rhymes””

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”

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*”