Writers’ Blog

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

Through the Storm

Through the Storm

“Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b NIV Our city got hit with a raging thunderstorm the other night, featuring drenching rain, hail, and winds as strong as a Category II hurricane. But it was the lightning that got to me. Constant...

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like looking into a mirror. When I pass by one, I tend to look the other way. I was never the little girl who looked into the mirror and cried out, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” I doubted my beauty. I...

The Example of Mary

The Example of Mary

Mary, mother of Jesus. Sometimes I’m just not sure what my attitude toward her should be. As I wrestled with this recently, my question to the Lord was, “How do You view her?” His response pointed me to the annunciation—the angel’s pronouncement to Mary that she would...

The Source

The Source

Rolling over, you reach for your phone. The notifications fill your screen. Another night of show-stopping news to catch up on. Quickly skim the article, then the comments, tap a link to the next piece of information, search for the source. By the time you catch...

Withdraw to Advance

Withdraw to Advance

Someone once said, “Prayer is the throwing of the arms of the soul around the neck of God.”  Jesus often withdrew from the crowd, noise, and busyness to pray.  He would walk to a solitary place while it was yet night to meet with his Father.  He probably took only a...

New Wine Time

New Wine Time

The pressing is releasing the pouring.The receiving is transforming,removing illusions of opposition. The shift is shifting. Feeling becomes seeing which is heard.Hearing becomes that which is seen.The wisdom to understand is quickened. Divergences are...

I Will Carry You

I Will Carry You

Recently, my sister and I drove to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a conference on multicultural worship. We had a great time meandering through Ohio on our way there, taking most of the day to arrive at our destination. When we arrived and began unpacking the car, I saw...

Empire

Empire

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end,”...

Lord of the Clock

Lord of the Clock

Time was tight that day. Earlier in the week, I had dropped my phone, shattering the screen. My husband wanted to drop it off at the Apple store on the other side of town for repair. I hesitantly agreed with his plan even though I wondered if it was wise. I had...

Creator and Sustainer

Creator and Sustainer

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 NIV A calling as a pastor, missionary, or chaplain draws a person to a life of prayer. But none of them pray as long and as fervently as someone who works in IT and is about to go on...

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