This Is The Pits!

Monday, 02 December 2013 by

  “This is the Pits!” This is an expression I’m sure you’ve heard. When we say “This is the pits,” what we’re really trying to express is, “Wow, this is the worst“ or perhaps “This is tough” or “I don’t like this.” But what we are really asking is “How am I going to get

The “What If” Gift

Monday, 25 November 2013 by

  We want a lot of stuff. We pray for a lot of things. We plead, cajole, and cry for things that we believe we need in our lives to truly live fully and be satisfied deeply. When we don’t get the things we think we need, when we think we need them, our response

Change Your Questions, Change Your life *   Today, I have a simple question.   How will our worship (and our lives) change when we realize that even if God never “gave” us anything else we already have enough?   When we realize that God has already given us everything… Suddenly the atmosphere changes, our

Lifestyle Worship & Wholeheartedness

Monday, 18 November 2013 by

#CatchPhrases We love to use (and abuse?) catch phrases and #hashtags. Catch phrases and group specific terminology, or “lingo,” are typically born out of shared cultural norms and practices.  Within the group where they originate, catch phrases have a meaning and history that is implicitly understood by the phrases’ users. While catch phrases are helpful

Wholehearted: Nerd Style

Thursday, 14 November 2013 by

  There are a few ways in which the word wholehearted is frequently used.  Typically, its use implies a connection or relationship between two parties.  We hear expressions like: “I wholeheartedly believe you…” “He wholeheartedly supports his team…” “She attacked the project with wholehearted devotion…”   Defining Words… In church settings, we most often hear

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

Monday, 11 November 2013 by

  “Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small.” – Corrie ten Boom   A change in perspective can work wonders for us.  There are so many examples of how our perspective and position relative to an object can have a

That Old Adage You know that old adage: “The chicken or the egg, which came first?”  You might be asking a similar question about wholeheartedness…which comes first, the state of being or the way of living? I believe wholeheartedness is firstly and mostly about a way of living. Because, honestly, the way we are speaking,

  A number of years ago, I really felt God speaking to me about wholeheartedness.  It was one of those things that I just couldn’t shake.  No matter what scripture I read or devotional I went through, that was the message that was coming through.  Every day in different ways, I felt a still small

The Prologue…

Friday, 01 November 2013 by

Here’s a little bit of my backstory, or a prologue if you will, to The Wholehearted Chronicles. For nearly as long as I can remember I have loved music, songwriting and singing.  I wrote my first song around the age of six or seven and started leading worship at the age of eleven (I started

Wholehearted: It’s a big concept that sometimes goes unnoticed and undervalued in our lives but also in our churches…and dare I say our worship.  Every pastor and worship leader the world over wants to have a church that is growing, engaged and connecting with the presence of God.  Pastors and worship leaders want to see