Writers’ Blog

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

Troubled

Troubled

Have you ever put a large load of laundry into the washing machine and have it rumble, rattle, and roll? If so, you know what “troubled” means! That machine is not going to settle down and run smoothly until the load is readjusted, balanced, or perhaps lessened....

The Gift of Absence

The Gift of Absence

“One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.” Proverbs 27:7 ESV Absence. Emptiness. Deficiency. Barrenness. Hollowness. Void. None of these conditions sounds attractive. It’s easy to miss how important they are. How can we ever...

Starving

Starving

I’m starving for YouI’d give it all for YouTo fill up my cupLet it overflowWith your goodness Let it wash over allImmeasurable wealth from youI’d give it all for YouTo fill up my cupLet it overflowWith your goodness We’re starving for YouCome fill our cupsLet them...

Authority Over Power

Authority Over Power

Footprints come and go,but the question remains,“Will you trust me?”For in the extremes of the desert,humbleness is fostered orweakness exploited. Called into the wilderness by the Spirit,Jesus trekked for 40 days and nightstoward the inevitable confrontationas each...

Genesis Light

Genesis Light

Creation began first as a thought. Just an idea in God's mind,He then formed words and when spoken they became.Through becoming, patterns of infinite combinationswere set into motionon waves of light. As creation rippled forth, traveling in every...

Unpacking the Bible

Unpacking the Bible

I recently commissioned a piece of artwork, and the file was too big to transmit normally, so I had to download a compressed version. This smaller file was essentially a set of instructions which my computer followed to recreate the file in its entirety. Using this...

Returning & Rest II

Returning & Rest II

Returning again and againTo that place of rest at your feet,Quiet and safe, open and free,Intertwined with a single heartbeat. Returning again and againTo my home of oneness with you,Dwelling in you as you dwell in me,Here I’m refreshed and...

Tears 1

Tears 1

How far does prayer reach?