About

My name is Heidi Viars. I am the mother of six kids. I have have been married for 27 years to the most incredible man. I love to spend time in nature.

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Here in the woods, by the lake, in an early sunrise, or sunset, God reveals so much of Himself. Pondering and questioning seems to come naturally here, in creation. This blog reflects much of what I experience outside on my walks and what God reveals to my heart as I walk with Him.

I met Jesus Christ on a different path about 18 years ago. That path was mostly dark, though I had been blind to how dark it truly was, until I had reached the end. At the end of that road, in my home and alone, I had planned to end my life.

God did not allow for my plans to succeed, and instead He shone His Light into those dark days. One day at a time, He revealed to me Truth from His Word, the Bible. There He tells us that Christ came to die for our sins and that He rescued us out of darkness. (“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13). Since then, I have found Jesus to be more than I could have ever imagined. He is the Light of my day and what drives me to live.

cross with sunHe might be reaching His scarred hands out to you today. If you hear His voice speaking to your heart, don’t harden it. Listen and trust Him. He is the Bread of Life, the Living Water, and everything you ever needed. No sin is too great, that He can’t redeem it and no life too far in the pit, that He can’t reach it. He longs for you to know Him. He gave His life so you would not have to pay for the sins you committed.

But even if you have considered yourself a good person, please consider that no one can measure up to a Holy God. Your sin, even the smallest, demands a payment. The Bible says that we all fall short of the glory of God. But He sent His Son to pay your debt and longs for you to know this.

My prayer is that these reflections and poems will encourage you to draw near to the Heavenly Father. I pray that, no matter how far you feel you are from Him, you will be able to see that He is longing to hold you in the palm of His right hand. My hope is for you to sense His hand leading you, even if you are “taking the wings of the dawn or dwell in the remotest part of the sea”. Psalm 139

Blessing,

Heidi Viars

 

Note: I have taken the pictures you see on this blog on my many walks, most of them at the Green Lake Conference Center Wisconsin (some in Germany and some on other walks). I would like to ask you kindly to request permission before using them . Thanks!

124 Responses to About

  1. Wow, your blog is so inspiring and so is your life story. May God bless you today. :)

  2. Jennifer says:

    You have a lovely blog. I’m so glad I found it. I think I’m really going to enjoy reading at your little corner of the blogosphere. :)

  3. I am both sorry for and give thanks for your past pain and darkness. It’s made you who you are, and one whom God has chosen to work through to share great beauty. I’m looking forward to reading more of your past work and sharing it on occasion.

    A funny story about the piece of yours that I re-blogged this morning. My husband read it and wasn’t sure which of the words were yours and which were mine, since our voices are so similar…his words.

    I give thanks that Our Lord has caused our paths to cross,

    Mary

  4. Heidi, I love how you have truly given the “reason for your hope.” I had not read your About page before now, and I got goosebumps as I read it. My own life was “rescued from the deep” over 30 yrs ago. How blessed we are to know and walk with such a gracious Savior.

    Your sister in Christ ~ Wendy

    • Heidi Viars says:

      How blessed we are indeed, Wendy. I am so grateful that He allowed us to cross paths here.
      Your blogs, reflections, poems, and artwork are all so beautiful, always pointing us to our ultimate Creator and the Artist of our souls :-) Thanks for reading!

  5. sf says:

    Found your blog today and had very much enjoyed viewing the pictures within your posts!

  6. Angie Mc says:

    Heidi, thank you so very much for showing me your kindness at my blog http://familyanswersfast.wordpress.com/ . Mothers of 3 sons unite :) I’m super happy to read of your happiness and praise God that deep darkness has been pushed aside by His light! The photos on my blog are also taken here at my home, often by my 14 year old who has a keen and eye. My eyes are a bit more harried, lol!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! I look forward to getting to reading your blog ❤

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thanks so much for your visit, Angie~ Yes, praise God for His plan to push out the darkness through Jesus. May He fill your heart this Christmas with Himself … Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. acanderson9 says:

    Amen and God’s continual favor on the words you write and speak. I love your blog because it is your testimony and I respect your faith in the message God has taught you. Thank you for sharing your journey. God bless. :)

  8. daniellajoe says:

    I just found your blog and I am inspired!!! God is truly awesome!!! :-)

  9. Praise God!! What an awesome testimony you have to share with others. It’s a powerful one from the Lord.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      I am so grateful to Him for having drawn toward His heart. What an amazing God who fully knows us and yet completely loves us … Blessings to you … thanks for stopping by :-)

  10. Dear Heidi
    Thank you for liking my page :) I really appreciate it. You have such a great poem here. will read more your stuff soon. Blessing to you.
    Regards
    Karina

  11. blmaluso says:

    Thanks for sharing your powerful testimony. May God continue to bless you on your journey!

  12. I am happy that God has brought you out of darkness into His marvelous light, so that you can continue to let your light so shine before men, so they can see His wonderful work and glorify Him. Thanks for dropping by my blog. God bless you and family.

  13. Heidi,
    I connect with the way your write your heart in your pages. Your story. Your passion for Christ.
    I’d love for you to be a part of the Wanderings project. Readers sharing together. Very powerful.
    If you’d like go check it out:

    http://40yearwanderer.com/devotionals-and-studies/

    And please share it with others you know would appreciate encouragement and encouraging others.
    Hugs,
    Heather
    40YearWanderer

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you so much, Heather for you kind encouragement and all the work you do to advance His Kingdom… I will stop oven and check things out! Blessings to you!

  14. Hi Heidi, predictive text and text correction can annoying when doing something in a hurry I meant to say ‘open mind’. Thank you again!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Hello Ranger,
      I agree with you…automatic text corrections can be a pain :-) I appreciate you taking time to comment here. Glad to have crossed paths with you on this journey. Yes, I agree, long live honest words, useful communication with empathy, and may I be so bold to add truth to that list :-) blessings to you, blogging friend!!!!

  15. Ann says:

    Hi, Heidi! I just wanted to let you know that God brought you to mind a couple of different times today so I hope you are doing well and I pray that He will just abundantly bless you right now :)

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Dearest Ann, what a blessing to know that the Lord prompted you to think about me. I so appreciate your prayers. My husband and I have stepped out and made some big decisions which will be affecting our whole family, for which we need prayer. Also, God has been leading me since October last year to provide encouragement for families hit by disaster (see my other blog at http://boxesfromtheheart.net). Slowly, and step by step, He is making the provisions for that … I have seen Him lead and confirm this path in the most amazing ways! Thanks so much for your prayers and heart for a fellow sister :-) I will pray for you today too … how are you?

      • Ann says:

        Moving into new seasons in our lives quite often is a bit scary but you have seen God confirming this for you and I think it is awesome :) I will keep you in prayer for sure. I am at a weird place where the rug has sort of been pulled out from under me and kind of feel like I’m just hanging out there. I believe God is telling me to let go of a lot of old stuff but hasn’t really shown me which way to go and there’s not much room for standing still. I know He will keep me no matter what happens but sure wish He would give me a vision, a direction to move toward and at least one step to take :) Ah, faith..such an exciting walk! Blessings to you, Heidi and to your family also!

        • Heidi Viars says:

          I am reading wonderful book right now. Actually, I am reading it again. If you can get a hold of Susie Larson’s “Your Beautiful Purpose” I think you would love it …. It has so helped me. We did it in our Ladies’ Bible Study group and I am also going through it with a gal I am mentoring. I will be praying for you as well … If you ever want to shoot me an email feel free hviars@charter.net :-)

          • Ann says:

            Thanks for the book recommendation. I made a note of it and will look when I’m at LifeWay next time. I also noted your email. Thank you..:)

  16. Hi Heidi thank you for the kind words on my poetry! It seems that our journeys have taken us to different platforms! But I am grateful for your open mindless and your honesty!

    Long live honest words and useful communication with empathy.

  17. Hello, sweet sister! I love knowing that you’re part of my family! There’s a memento for you on my blog: http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/wordpress-family-award/ :)

    \o/

  18. Time alone. We struggle to arrange it in this world of rush and connectivity. But it must happen! Forget the agenda. Leave the cell phone on the counter. Hit the sidewalks at break of day. Listen for God’s heartbeat, a lifting word of scripture, incomparable refreshment…Doug

    • Heidi Viars says:

      How true indeed! Yes, we must make time and to seek and find. He never leaves us nor forsakes us and makes Himself known in the quiet and stillness. Thank you so much, Doug, for stopping by the blog, I love your writings and poetry! Blessings to you!

  19. Hi Heidi, I am so pleased to have found your blog through the fellowship of Christian Bloggers. I love your heart-felt blog. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

    Anita http://www.scatterthestones.co.uk

  20. Yoshiko says:

    Great to hear about your testimony.
    And thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry for visiting and liking our blog, your future visits and likes. May it bless you :-)

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