A Pleasant Passing

I saw a wispy puff of spring next to a little sunny bloom on a warm afternoon in January. The sun sent waves through the crystalline blue, and I was content to sit under the cloud-strewn sky and pray next to the little garden. —C.L. Fisher, January 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writingContinue reading “A Pleasant Passing”

Every Provision

While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tinyContinue reading “Every Provision”

Noel

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6, NLT Lonely bell joins lonely  bell, crescendoing  into choir; resonance  brings harmony before one last peal resounds toContinue reading “Noel”

Intercession

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness….we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” — Romans 8:26, NLT We sometimes settle into prayer so weary and worldly-weighted that our words puddle into a mush of syllables,Continue reading “Intercession”

This Time

We fell into a rhythm of holidays and seasonal change, cool to cold days, gray skies and pearl moon evenings with games, bonfires, and homecoming parades.   We gathered and shared food, stories, gifts, fellowship. We reached across the table,  held hands when we prayed,  pressed in together, cheek  to cheek when we arrived  andContinue reading “This Time”

Entering Dawn

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” — African Proverb I rise quietly, slip my robe across  my shoulders and leave you sleeping,  make my way to the kitchen,  peek out of the small window,  allow my eyes to adjust and focus  on the silhouette of trees standing  still in the last of theContinue reading “Entering Dawn”