Writers’ Blog

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

Thank God, It’s Saturday

Thank God, It’s Saturday

Author: Cameron MillerPhotographer:  Rhonda Logan Bailey “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24 ESV. What day is it today? Well, it depends. On the Gregorian calendar, it’s Thursday, the 22 of July, 2021. If you use the...

The Most Significant Lesson

The Most Significant Lesson

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV). I learned a lot of basic things from my dad while growing up, including how to bait a hook and fish with a cane pole, how to drive on slippery, snowy roads,...

In the Shadows

In the Shadows

“Only the Shadow knows!”1 “A shadowy figure appeared through the mist.”2 “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” 3 Shadows… They often imply something dark, hidden, illusive, or perhaps even sinister.  They often conjure up gloomy feelings like fear,...

Engraved

Engraved

While preparing to share a biblical study of the word tattoo with my 23-year-old tattooist grandson, Jonathan, my eyes and heart were reproved, but rejoicing followed.  I call these moments, "Ouch hallelujahs."  It's like going to the chiropractor to get an...

Seeing Faith

Seeing Faith

Even surrounded by thorny defenses the beauty of God resides, ever present, yet waiting to be discovered.  Every intricate detail of silken secrets bursts forth in stages,  visually shouting as soft petaled scents,  filled with...

Anticipation

Anticipation

I remember the delicious feeling upon awakening on the morning of the Fourth. I wiggled my toes before throwing off the bedsheets in anticipation of what this glorious day would hold.   This was the Fourth of July! I would spend the day with my friends and...

The Moon Is Always Full

The Moon Is Always Full

You and I are walking on a cloudless, summer night along a quiet lakeshore and look up to see a crescent moon. “Oh, look at the full moon!” I exclaim.  You correct me (or just think I’m crazy). “No, that’s a crescent moon, silly!” I counter, “No, the moon is...

It Is Christ Who Crowns You

It Is Christ Who Crowns You

“When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, ‘The Lord is with you, mighty warrior’” Judges 6:12 (NIV). The year is 1697. Inside a vast hall, the assembled crowd of statesmen watch in anticipation as a 15-year-old boy steps toward the archbishop and the...

The Ocean in Which We Live

The Ocean in Which We Live

"For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28 KJV). Have you ever felt like a fish out of water? Have you ever been thrown out of the familiar into the unknown and unexpected all the while trying to survive in an alien and hostile environment? Maybe it...

In the Waiting

In the Waiting

Read: Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-13 “Jesus told us not to leave Jerusalem, but we’ve been sitting here for ten whole days.  I’d rather be out fishing.”   “I wonder what’s going to happen?  What exactly are we waiting for anyway?”   “Jesus told us...

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