Writers’ Blog

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

Seek and You Will Find

Seek and You Will Find

We looked everywhere. Every corner and cranny was turned upside down and inside out. There wasn’t a toybox left untouched. For several days, tears had been shed and prayer after prayer said in our attempt to find her. I even began questioning my husband about the run...

Christ Seeker

Christ Seeker

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33 ESV). It is mushroom season here on the farm. Last night we had a beautiful rainstorm, and this morning, with promises of sunshine, I am preparing to go...

What a Relief!

What a Relief!

Have you ever read Scripture, perhaps a familiar passage, and suddenly the Holy Spirit enlightens you to something that was hidden before?  In reading through Jesus’ prayer for the believers in John 17, I was astonished at verse 19: “For their sake I sanctify...

The Return

The Return

I have a word search puzzle book that I love. Each page has a hymn to solve, and the opposite side has a psalm. While searching for words from a hymn, I was inspired to write a story using the word list. Here is the story; the words are underlined. Read it and then...

Changing Clothes

Changing Clothes

Read Colossians 3:7-14 (NLT) Spring had sprung! Sunshine, flowers in bloom, and warmer temperatures … ahhh, living the good life! I was ready to put my winter wardrobe away and put on some lighter clothes, more appropriate for all that sunshine. Then, seemingly out of...

Fearless Love

Fearless Love

“There is no fear in love (dread does not exist). But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves (the expectation of divine) punishment, so the one who is afraid (of God’s Judgment) is not perfected in love (has not grown into a...

In Jesus’ Name

In Jesus’ Name

“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13 NIV) “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” (Exodus 20:7 NIV) We were house...

My Name Is Thomas

My Name Is Thomas

Let me see the holes in your hands.Can I see the holes on your feet and the wound in your side?Let me see. I need to see for myself so I will know and no longer hide. So you stretched out your hands, then showed me your feet, and the gash in your side.I could not help...

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Four young men - boys really - were taken from the rest of the captives. They were well bred, well educated, and well endowed with wisdom and good looks. Separated from their families, homeland, and temple, these boys were exiles in Babylon. Given new names honoring...

Surrounded!

Surrounded!

Bang! Bang! Bang!  The loud noise startled Alisa, who was working the drive-through window at a local sandwich shop.  She walked out to see what caused the noise.  It was a police officer, standing at the locked door.   Until that moment, it was...

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