Writer’s Blog

A collection of devotionals written by writers at Heartland

Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You

After the death of Jesus, His followers locked themselves in a home. Feeling disappointed, disillusioned and afraid, you could say they self-isolated or self-quarantined. They responded to the threat and fear of Jewish leaders by staying home. The text in John...

In a Time of Reset

In a Time of Reset

How quickly times can change! I have had periods in my life, as we all have, when personal circumstances have changed, and I found myself at a loss...fearful, sometimes angry, confused, stumbling around, and unsure of what to do. God has used those times to shape and...

Renewal

Renewal

Now it’s time we observe All of the browns and grays Giving birth to color And welcome the beauty As it arises forth, Signaling the change and Warming our winter souls That may have grown quite cold. Both encouraging and Urging us to break through And leave behind all...

Distinguished by His Presence

Distinguished by His Presence

“And he [Moses] said to him, ‘If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.  For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people?  Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your...

Pandemics, Poetry and the Pace of Life

Pandemics, Poetry and the Pace of Life

Yesterday morning I walked into an eerily empty Wildroast Coffeeshop. Peak caffeine traffic hour and no one was there, except for a 20-something, hipster barista, wearing a fedora on his head and rubber gloves on his hands. Hand sanitizer was placed conspicuously at...

Why?

Why?

“Isn't this the One who opens blind eyes? Why didn't he do something to keep Lazarus alive?" (John 11:37 The Passion Translation.)  Those nasty "Why?" questions. I'd stopped asking them. I had decided it was an expression of trust in God if I didn't even go...

The Sound of March

The Sound of March

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:22 NKJV) “The month of March can’t get a straight-up compliment!” bemoaned my friend whose birthday lands in March. I agreed. There’s not much occurring visually in this month that...

Pits and Mountaintops

Pits and Mountaintops

Is it possible to experience within the course of one day, a microcosm of an entire lifetime of walking with God?  That is what seemingly occurred on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  From the depths of the earth at the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon to the heights...

A Hidden Revivalist

A Hidden Revivalist

She had a regal look about her with her dark hair swept up in a chic bun and a long, colorful scarf draped over her narrow shoulders.  She carried herself with dignity, poise, and confidence yet there was a humbleness about her.  Simply and mysteriously, she slipped...

An Unplanned Visit to Tabor Chapel

An Unplanned Visit to Tabor Chapel

We were fortunate to have David Pike, a noted historian of the Welsh Revivals, as a tour guide for part of our trip.  He was a gold mine of knowledge as well as of the Holy Spirit!  He took us to what is commonly called “The Valleys” in South Wales.  These are where...

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