Issue #2 is Here! (Online and in Print)

Welcome to our second issue of Pure in Heart Stories!

In this issue you’ll find an exciting treasure trove of poetry, stories, and art to explore. We have fun, lighthearted poems that will make you smile. We have poetry and artwork that will connect you with the beauty of nature and animals, and teach you how they point to a loving Creator. We have biblical adventures and intense battles. We also have stories that teach about forgiveness and make you laugh in unexpected ways.

In this issue, we are also featuring the art and storytelling of our awesome co-editor, Mia McDonald (9 years old). If you have a child in your life between the ages of 6 and 14 who wants to glorify God with his or her writing, we would love to see their work when we open back up for submissions in February.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy Issue #2. Thank you to the wonderful writers and artists who make up this beautiful new edition. And thank you for reading!

Cover Art: “All the trees of the forest sing for joy” by Veronica McDonald.


Letter from the Editors


by Elizabeth Wrobel

Hazel’s Fiery Friend
by Sarah Pfeffer

God Made Me Little
by Elizabeth Wrobel

When the Cousins Came
by Bill Dotson

Sisters in the Snow
by Elizabeth Wrobel

A Bedtime Story
by Elizabeth Wrobel

I’m Here
by Bill Dotson

Lessons for My Son
by Christopher Matthew Thomas

By the Sea
by Annie Harpel

The Post Box
by Marion Launder Price

Night Storm
by Annie Harpel

Tidal Song
by Annie Harpel

Calling Her Name
by Elaine Wilburt

How Majestic
by Craig Zulu

Ode to a Little Blind Pony
by Rick Hoadley

Nature Reminds Me of Your Greatness
by Joshua James Cole

The Epic of Jah
by Marvin Lee

Jesus—Son of David
by Anthony J. Rubi

At the Cross
by Marvin Lee

“Elephant Seal” by Annie Harpel.


Seeds of Grace
by Kathy Watson

Pedro and the Belt Buckle of Truth
by Joshua James Cole

On Growing Up and Shoes
by Dawn DeBraal

The Test
by Mia McDonald

“Hidden Love” by Katrina Joyce Leal.


Big Sur Horse, Elephant Seal, & Flowers
by Annie Harpel

Scripture Art
by Katrina Joyce Leal

by George Wilburt

He Still Does Miracles
by Veronica McDonald


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