She sat there, her and her aching heart. Broken, but not shattered she waited for the winds of time to change – for the sun to exchange places with the moon. Over and over the longing in her heart chased her into the next day…then as the stars yawned and waited on the moon – she saw Him. He held the pieces of her heart in His hand. She inhaled His essence and time seemed to stand still. What is it about Him she wondered, as He whispered “I am.” 

Then He whispered the words her heart longed for, “I am always here, even when your mind wanders, your heart wonders, I am here. I never leave, for you my beloved, are always on my mind. I wait, I watch over you, even when you doubt, when you are weary – I am the One who holds your heart, and molds it back together. 

I am the One True King.” 

She looked at Him, tears in her eyes and as He held out His hand, His Palm showed a scar that seemed to disappear into the night. His Palm held her mended heart, and her longing disappeared as it was replaced by His love.

Sandie Heckman- author of Sondrenched- find it at Westbow Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Anything and Everything 

If you could do anything what would you do?

Would you go to the fishing dock,

throw in your line,

hope for everything –

be happy with something?

If you could do anything,

would you sit and do nothing,

because trying to fit something 

into your day – stirred in you

just about everything you’ve

always wanted to do?

If you could do anything,

would you rather do something 

for anyone in the world, 

because if we do nothing,

that lost soul on the corner,

could have turn out to be 

someone’s everything?

Sandie Heckman

Just Keep Swimming 

God sends angels…just keep swimming! 

Today I had a few poor me, moments- then I went swimming.

I met 3 year old Avia there. We had a unique conversation- it was almost like she was an angel; she was because she grounded me – made me laugh.

I asked her her name, she said Avia. She held up 3 fingers and said she was 3. She asked how old I was, I held up 5 fingers and I said “I’m this many times ten plus”. She said, “wow you’re lucky, your big for 7.” I thought for a minute yeah I’m a big 7 year old. 

We always wish we are somewhere else, or someone else, and we can never seem to find our groove. Wishing for this or that. 

When Avia thought I was 7, she said “okay, you want to play Barbies?” So, I did, I played Barbies, and I found joy. I found joy in a 3 year old who didn’t care who I was, or what my story was, she just accepted me. When I got out of the pool, she thanked me for being her friend. She was a tiny angel sent to say, it’s okay, just find joy in the moment – and I did, with a tiny, 3 year old angel named Avia.

Jesus sent Avia today to swim in my path. We all have moments of discontent – just keep swimming- God will send Angels with life preservers to help us float.

Sandie Heckman – 


Sometimes, you’ve just gotta spend time with Jesus. When the soul grows weary from others who constantly challenge the world. 

Sometimes, you’ve just got to melt into Jesus arms, when the heart grows desperate for a touch of the Son. 

Sometimes, you’ve just got to decompress while Jesus listens, because you have no one else to tell. 

Sometimes you’ve got to spend intimate moments with Jesus, because He’ll hold your heart; your name is etched in His hands. 

Sometimes, you’ve got to just let it all go, no taking it back, and let Jesus be the only whisper on your lips. 

Sometimes, no, all the time, He’s the only thing that just loves us even when we can’t fathom that He does. 

All the time, you have to inhale His essence, let it all go, and exhale His grace. 

Jesus is with us all the time. 

Sandie Heckman

Links In A Chain

We are but a link in a chain that causes a ripple effect. One link of happiness with one smile, one hello, one icy cold bottle of water on a hot day. One prayer, one sweet “how’s your day going?” One link that shows another how to link up, not one up. 

Showing others kindness leads the kindness effect to affect others. Tiny ripples in a sea of madness can calm the seas, by being more like Jesus. 

What would Jesus do? 

He lifts up, smiles with lips turned up, put your hands up and praise. Showing others how to praise? You’d be amazed – its the greatest ripple effect that goes straight up to heaven. Raise em up today – praise up, watch and see how the world changes – one link at a time – we are links in a chain – a chain of believers with arms entwined with His.

Sandie Heckman – author of Sondrenched- available now on Amazon