Resting Season

“The heart of autumn must have broken here and poured its treasure upon the leaves.” — Charlotte Bates I wait for that day, the true break, when autumn scatters her fiery tears, releasing her full flung beauty in a mass of golden treasure that heaps at the feet of bare- limbed trees, and that northerlyContinue reading “Resting Season”

Lil’ Broken Wing

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord.  You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.  In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. —Psalm 4:6-8 Alight upon thisContinue reading “Lil’ Broken Wing”

Mumbling

…groanings too deep for words… — From Romans 8:26 Unsettled but ready  for rest,… she prays,  but her words  are muddled,  and so she rambles,  knowing God  can sort through  her thoughts,  decipher her heart’s need,  make poetry  out of her mumbled  pleas… —C.L. Fisher, July 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images areContinue reading “Mumbling”

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”

And Next

I’m settling down after a day  of “and next,” end-of-year details,  the requirements of all lines filled and signatures on the dotted lines,  the uploads and figures, the necessary  accounting.  And I am so thankful  for the kindness of each soul who shared  my day, those who said,”Good morning,”  made me laugh, helped in someContinue reading “And Next”

Putting Away

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. —1 Corinthians 13:11, NLT These last few days, putting away the tree, finding a place for every new trinket and gift, clearing  out some things well past  their usefulness, taking longContinue reading “Putting Away”

A Welcome Surrender

I turned and saw this tree sprawled  against a clouded sky, a stark contrast of autumnal browns against the vibrant blue and white — when I let myself really see the beauty in this world, each moment becomes vital and humbling, the leaves in the final stage before falling, re-turning into the soil, the sunContinue reading “A Welcome Surrender”