Thursday, 13 November 2014 by

“Do it with passion or not at all.” These seem like hard words.  They may even seem unreasonable. Yet, I think they are true. However, the meaning of these words could be easily misconstrued, because we don’t fully understand passion.   Passion: a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for something. Antonym: apathy. Synonym:

The Spark

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 by

May we always remember that thing that first sparked our passion and set us on our journey… In victories or in valleys may it hold us steady–humble yet strong in resolve–reminding us of who we are and why we do what we do!     If you find yourself wavering, ask yourself these questions: Why

Love & Giving

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 by

  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col.3:23-24   It can be easy to get swept up in our culture of ‘more more


Friday, 07 November 2014 by

Since we’ve been talking about Less Worry. More Wonder. this week, it seems like a great time to share “Wonder” by Amanda Cook and Bethel Music. The first time I heard this song, I fell in love with it. It is a beautiful song with a message that is so simple yet so profound.  

Practicing “Wonderstruck”

Thursday, 06 November 2014 by

Practicing “wonderstruck” can be easier said than done. I wrote yesterday’s blog post on a walk home from work early one morning in September. It is such a distinct memory.  I was walking along the street, thinking and praying to myself, when the idea came. I paused at the corner of 10th St. SE and

Less Worry. More Wonder.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 by

Worry is a waste. Worry adds nothing to our lives (other than high blood pressure). The problem is, worry is an easy place to wander into. Our brains are wonderfully complex and capable of processing and interpreting so much data.  So when we don’t understand something or things don’t go as expected it’s easy to

Rock the Vote!

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 by

  The Wholehearted Chronicles isn’t really a space for politics…but I will say this! GO and Vote!  Your voice makes a difference. Then be vigilant in praying for your representation. “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

Hello Cupcake!

Monday, 03 November 2014 by

  Each year on this day, I try to have a little date with a cupcake. I figure a birthday is a good excuse to enjoy a little “Hello Cupcake” moment without regret or hesitation (#win)! But more than that, it’s a chance to say, “Hello New Year!” It’s also a chance to pause and

Difference Maker

Friday, 31 October 2014 by

I’m a fan! Okay, kind of a super fan of NEEDTOBREATHE! Last month, my friends and I got to go see NEEDTOBREATHE in concert (again!).  It was a seriously great show…truly inspired and inspiring. When Nathan (my husband) and I went to visit some of our best friends, who share our love of NEEDTOBREATHE, we,

Am I Creative?

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Have you ever watched someone who is like a modern day Monet or Michelangelo and wondered to yourself…”If that’s creative…how can I be creative?” When we talk about creativity we often think of artistic creativity. Which means that if we don’t possess the traditional, artistic creative gifts, it