Writers’ Blog

A collection of devotionals, stories, and poems by writers at Heartland

Autumn Rites

Autumn Rites

Autumn practically writes her own story Every leaf a page unto itself.  Let the writing flow as the leaves let go   Each one a spinning allegory.  No writer’s block among the colored trees  Tales of glory whispered in the wind. Once proffering...

Focused

Focused

“How am I going to get down this mountain?  I’ll never make it!”  My heart was gripped with terror, and tears started to come to the surface as I stood at the top of a Black Diamond Run on the ski slopes of Colorado.  My cheeks were rosy from the...

Balsamic

Balsamic

For the wound of the daughter of my people is my heart wounded; I mourn, and dismay has taken hold on me.  Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored? (Jeremiah 8:21-22 ESV) It was...

Bullseye Kindness

Bullseye Kindness

Read Matthew 5:43-48 Kindness. It’s no longer just a buzzword or a hashtag. We are finding that, as we stumble through 2020, kindness is a life-saving, life-giving practice. It has gone from just something nice to do for someone, to a necessity for survival for...

Kindness and Gratitude

Kindness and Gratitude

See that 10-yr-old girl with the toddler and his chimp? There were other kids her own age to play with, but she never really felt part of that group. Then there was Bruce, the rambunctious toddler. He didn’t have anybody his age to play with. His parents were busy...

Quietly, the Stone Fell

Quietly, the Stone Fell

(a short story based on John 8:3-11) The temple was crowded that day. Warm, moist heat surrounded me. The sun was brilliantly golden. This was not the first time I'd come to hear this man teach, but I was still uncomfortable with my surroundings. I sensed it was even...

Down to the Roots

Down to the Roots

Several years ago, the Checotah, Oklahoma area suffered a severe drought. The water level of the largest lake in the area had receded so far that the immense root system of a massive tree was completely exposed. My daughter captured this vivid image while practicing...

Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

“I will take it from here,” He asserted gently but firmly as I slowly opened my clenched fist and released my Baton. I don’t know how long I stood there across from Him, my hand on one end of the Baton and His on the other.  Perhaps years.  But now it became...

The Exchange

The Exchange

As a homeschooling family, we looked forward to each field trip with great anticipation. Our trip to the fire station was no different. Both my son and daughter could hardly wait. We arrived early and took our seats as the firefighter pressed play on a short, animated...

We Don’t Know What To Do

We Don’t Know What To Do

“‘O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.’ All Judah was standing before the Lord, with their infants, their wives and their children.” (II...

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