Writers’ Blog

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

If Only

If Only

If only she knewHow strong she’d becomeIf only she knewShe’s beautiful inside and out If only she knew thenWhat she knows nowIf only she knewThe light at the end of the tunnel is her But what she knows nowShe would never undoWhat made herThe person she is now If only...

Lovely

Lovely

What a passionWhat a loveGod says from above You’re so lovelySo beautifulJust as you are Watching you shine so brightlyOh, isn’t it lovely?Isn’t it lovely?Oh, it’s so lovely! You’re enough for meJust as you areLovely as you are ~ Rebecca Dingman, poet~ photo by...

Child of Mine

Child of Mine

may My wrath find you safe and soundOh child of MineI have named you and claimed youI have chosen you Oh child of MineI see you shiningBut I hear you cryingI am with you may My wrath find you safe and soundOh child of MineI will see you shiningamong My brightest...

Encountered in the Breaking

Encountered in the Breaking

He saunters up beside usas we both hash and rehashthe excruciating eventsof the shocking days just passed. “What is this dispute you’re having?”he questions. “What do you mean?Are you the only visitorwho is ignorant of these things?” “What things?” he nonchalantly...

Don’t Look Past Me

Don’t Look Past Me

Please don’t look past me.I am that widow, divorcee, single woman in your church. Please don’t look past me…I need prayer, too. Please don’t look past me…I need fellowship, too. Please don’t look past me…I also need care when I am sick. Please don’t look past me…I...

A Silent Cry

A Silent Cry

A silent cry shatters the crystalA silver tear stands frozenOn the icy remains of a soul What happened?Why the cold echo of nothingness? The ghost of memory haunts non-beingsAching sorrow shows through dead eyesA flicker of feeling wanders through the vast...

From Hard to Hallelujah!

From Hard to Hallelujah!

Holy Week is a hard week. It’s hard to imagine how one of Jesus’ own dear friends, who lived with him for three years, experienced His love and witnessed His miracles, could betray his Teacher. It’s difficult to join in the processions of Palm Sunday, realizing that...

The Women at the Cross

The Women at the Cross

The women at the crossthe women at the crossthe women at the crossgazed at the broken Bodyof our Lord. The women wept openly;the women bowed so low.The women beat their breasts.Oh, what woe; oh, what woe! The women stayed as close,as close as they could dare.The women...

What IS Lent?

What IS Lent?

“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will hear you. You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:12, 13 ESV)I accepted an assignment to participate in The Lenten Season Devotional series this year. Then I...