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”

A Beautiful Denouement

The last lingering hour before  bed, stars become twinkle  lights, a gentle wind dances  through the darkened leaves,  and you check the doors,  put the house to sleep,  one room and then the next, until you reach me, one candle left to extinguish, one last kiss, and we fall into dreams until  morning. —C.L. Fisher,Continue reading “A Beautiful Denouement”

The Labor of His Soul, Isaiah 53:11, NKJV

My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground.  There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.  He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. — Isaiah 53:2-3, NLT It sometimes feels as thoughContinue reading “The Labor of His Soul, Isaiah 53:11, NKJV”

Subtle Shades

Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. — Hebrews 6:11, NLT They waited for someone to notice, so tiny and, from a distance, nondescript, a little sprinkle of white barely noticeable by evenContinue reading “Subtle Shades”

Swooning

The sun hangs on long in the evening, slow to nestle under cover of the horizon, reminding me that summer nights are coming, s’mores and starlight, fireflies and cricket song, and several “just-a-few-more” minutes with you in the silver path of a summer moon swooning in the comfort of our settled love. —C.L. Fisher, MarchContinue reading “Swooning”

Half-circle Sundays

On Sunday mornings she made blueberry muffins. My job was to rinse the  blue jewels, pour them in, and she would fold them so carefully. I made some this last  Sunday, rinsing and carefully folding, but  just before pouring the batter into the tin, I added some lemon juice, a whim, really, slid them intoContinue reading “Half-circle Sundays”

Lessons

Resting in the blessings  of today,  staying present  even in an uncomfortable  season, accepting  life as is  with all the drama, balancing the pain  with the joy  that radiates  in our hearts  when we allow  peace to be our sounding  board, reverberating back lessons  of love that walk with us into the unknowns that mayContinue reading “Lessons”