#32 Preparing our Hearts for Christmas | a conversation about Advent with Ian Speir

Advent is the holy season that precedes Christmas, it is a time of hope and expectancy, when Christians prepare their hearts for the coming of Christ. Ashley and I so appreciated this ancient yet fresh (for us) teaching on the church calendar tradition. Just as I am learning to accept the invitation to a rhythm ofRead more

#30 The Gift of Story | a conversation with Holly Packiam of Storyformed

Happy Advent Season! It’s another special holiday edition of the Simply Wholehearted Podcast. I can’t wait for you to meet Holly Packiam. She’s currently leading the movement to back to great literature at Storyformed. “The heartbeat of Storyformed.com is simple: putting great books into the hands and hearts of children everywhere. Why? Because we believe thatRead more

Taking Note of Last Season

What did you love about your summer? What didn’t quite go as you planned? Here are a few writing prompts to help you process your last season with your family. These can help you plan your best summer next year or make sure you repeat all the best things you did this year.   TakingRead more

#23 King or Consultant? A conversation with pastors Nathan and Rachel Derenski

Hi friends! Rock next summer like a superstar by taking a few minutes to print off this quick post-summer evaluation. Today we are talking with our good friends and Radiant KC pastors Nathan and Rachel Derenski. Their leap of faith to be a part of the church plant is one to hear and in theRead more

#18 Season 2: New Music, New Guests and a Giveaway!

Hi friends! I’m so thrilled to finally bring you our new season of conversations. So many fun things happening in our Simply Wholehearted world. Forgive the sound level differences, we are learning lots of new things over here! Be sure and check out Enter the Worship Circle’s newest album, Down Here and Up Above writtenRead more