Writers’ Blog

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

((( Prayeripples )))

((( Prayeripples )))

Anyone speaking a prayer is at the center of waves of sound and with each utterance, energy is expended, traveling outward, in all directions on the peaks and valleys known as sine and cosine. ((((((((((((())))))))))))) Throw a rock into a still pond and you can seea...

Forget You, God!

Forget You, God!

(As told to Cathy Schrock by Jill Haskins) “Forget You, God!” Jill shouted as she threw the pillows, one after another, across the room with all her might.  “Forget You, God!  I HATE You!!”  The pillows hit the basement wall, no damage inflicted and no sound produced...

An Angelic Visit

An Angelic Visit

I was in utter shock and amazement. My first inclination was to walk up to her and ask, “What are you doing here?” Somehow, I knew that I shouldn’t approach her as she stood inside the tiny, doorless building. She was beautiful with fair skin and curly, light brown...

God Moves

God Moves

“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” Psalm 91:7 (NIV) Nearly ten years ago, I left Fort Wayne, Indiana and headed to Flagstaff, Arizona. I felt like God was telling me it would be my time of wandering in...

Beauty in Death

Beauty in Death

READ: Acts Chapters 6,7 LISTEN AND WATCH: Falling and Rising by Jay D. Locklear, United Adorationhttps://vimeo.com/641747352 Oh, how I love the smell of leaves in the fall and the beautiful colors that burst onto the scene! Deep reds, vibrant yellows, and fiery...

Follow Me

Follow Me

Read: John 21:20-25 In the final verses of the last Gospel, Jesus is speaking to Peter telling him matters of life and death. It is a serious conversation ending with the words, "Follow Me." But it is at this point Peter turns, sees John, and asks...

Running Lost

Running Lost

Resistance slashes deep as we run lost through the fields  incomplete and terrified  Seeking to escape the familiar false safety of  fear  and  doubt Only to cross the Event Horizon of a fear-spiral that  cascades into ...

My Father’s Hands

My Father’s Hands

It was an especially crisp afternoon, that bracing fall atmosphere in which children love to play. There was just a hint of chill in the air as I raced through the crunchy, colorful leaves to try out our new rope swing. Earlier, my father had thrown the rope up over...

A Thanksgiving Healing

A Thanksgiving Healing

My hand instinctively swept over my lower left abdominal quadrant. “Oh, no,” I thought to myself. “Not now!” As the morning proceeded, the familiar, sharp pain increased. Soon I was doubled over and left the kitchen to recline in the living room. It was Thanksgiving...

God’s Word Is True

God’s Word Is True

“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19 NIV.  The Bible makes a claim that God cannot lie. I used to think this meant that He can’t...

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