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”

A Thanksgiving Psalm

What graciousness is given to us, all God’s creatures — this earth, a bounteous land  filled with mountains and seas,  filled with green fields and trees, filled with full blooms that offer an incense, pleasing to us  and to Him who gave His all  for us, He who is all. Glory  be to our God,Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Psalm”

Entering Thankful

“…that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. Oh Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever!” — Psalm 30:12 With too many and too much, we often fail to be thankful. We have become a people who feel entitled to all we desire, even in gluttonous amounts, indulging on everythingContinue reading “Entering Thankful”

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”