Writers’ Blog

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

Justified

Justified

“To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told the parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you...

Love Is Success

Love Is Success

“And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony” (Colossians 3:14, New Living Translation). To be successful means many different things to different people. Some folks consider having won an award...

Enkindled

Enkindled

Standing as sarsen stone witnessing the alignmentof a new day, significantly different from most others,for physical attributes were speaking spiritual truth.Light began filtering across the Earth illuminating objectsin red glow simultaneously sending shadowsfleeing...

One Good Choice at a Time

One Good Choice at a Time

Have you ever, as a parent, been blessed by the Holy Spirit’s guidance in a teachable moment with your child? I have been amazed so many times by His gentle guidance, His wise answers, and His perfect timing in these sorts of situations with my children. The other...

Humble Helper

Humble Helper

“Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness” Philippians 2:7 NIV. When I was laid up with a fractured wrist, there were some things I simply could not do. So I called a friend, who came and cleaned my house...

Every Roll of the Dice

Every Roll of the Dice

“We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.” Proverbs 16:33 NLT I have a lot of dice. That picture above is my current dice hoard. Since I design games, I just keep building my collection so I always have whatever dice I need for the game I want to...

Joseph’s Story

Joseph’s Story

This certainly is not what I’d planned! To be entrusted with this momentous charge has brought me to my knees. I’m a carpenter: great at building and repairing or handling problems and figuring out logical solutions. But as I’ve realized the weight of the...

Transformational Tears

Transformational Tears

Facing the terminal diagnosis of our unborn son, I learned what it meant to cry. Don’t get me wrong, I had cried before, but never like this. This was different. This cry was deep from within my soul – words that I didn’t know how to express, prayers I couldn’t pray,...

In the Stillness of the Night

In the Stillness of the Night

"That night is forever etched in our minds. Everything was so eerily still and quiet…the engine had shut off, the lights were out, and all four of you were silent. Then Jane, your dad, and you began to stir…you were all in so much pain.” Those words from my eldest...

Behold!

Behold!

“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19 NKJV“I’m having trouble believing it’s true, LORD. I’m sorry. I know You don’t lie. But really!...

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