Dappled Things

Bounty-laden branches in golden  apple orchards, brilliant fields  of flaming poppies, a meadow  dotted with bowing daffodils, pied patches of wild-sewn maize, the amber thatches of wheat that dance as the wind sweeps over a wide plain, these leaves laced in rings above my head — Glory be to God for dappled things. —C.L. Fisher,Continue reading “Dappled Things”

Each Day

…that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. —Psalm 30:12 Letting loose gratitude, believing goodness exists,  recognizing we have gifts, good gifts that are worth celebrating, having faith in a hope that never fails… It is love, the messy, full  measure of love, the fruit and lasting truth of love  that encouragesContinue reading “Each Day”

A Glorious Splendor

The little bee  and delicate butterfly entice me to wait and listen, attend the earth for a moment, release my breath, disconnect, reset my focus, remember my Creator, settle to a stillness — we are so much more than the busyness that moves us, the daily rhythms of work and home — we are spiritsContinue reading “A Glorious Splendor”

Dawning Praises

Wake up, my heart! Wake up, O lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song.  —Psalm 57:8 You sing for me and the mountain before the others  rise, and I feel as if I could listen  to this symphony, your warbles and the quaking  leaves, until Jesus walks me home — suchContinue reading “Dawning Praises”

Hued Praises

If you see my art-space — crumbled paper towels like tie-dyed bundles, shavings from my many graphite pencils, gnawed eraser ends, everything dusted in charcoal and dotted  with tints and ink — you might think,  “Such a mess!” But it is a welcoming place to begin something  gloriously imperfect; even great failures  teach me somethingContinue reading “Hued Praises”

A Psalm of Joy

Dawn blossoms, waking the horizon as I sit breathless in the beauty of living another God-gifted day, and I whisper thank you in the cool quietude of morning, joy rushing from my lips in praise. —C.L. Fisher, June 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may notContinue reading “A Psalm of Joy”

Haven

Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the Lord has planted,  like cedar trees beside the waters. — Numbers 24:6, ESV A tree whispered as I passed by reminding me of his cool, green shade, the far- reaching branches, that filter our air, the canopy  that provides shelterContinue reading “Haven”