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”

Fallow Nights

I know the wind is coming today — a prediction our weathermen inevitably get right even when they too often ready us for a rain that disappoints, but the wind, we West Texans know, will come.  This day will bring a northern gust, a cool turning to a colder rush, a reminder that winter stillContinue reading “Fallow Nights”

A Shadow Falls

“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” — J. R. R. Tolkien Sometimes a shadow falls, dimming the day, removing color that once saturated  everything.  We sigh deeply, each breath out releasing the burdens we carry until we slow into stillness and rest.  Revived,  once again enlivened  to the vibrancy of life,Continue reading “A Shadow Falls”