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Brennan Manning, in the Relentless Tenderness of Jesus, so wonderfully writes this about the unconditional love of Christ: His love is gratuitous in a way that defies our imagination. It is for this reason that we can proclaim with...
I crushed a little spirit this morning. Oh his face – the look on his beautiful eight-year old face told me everything I needed to know. I came down too hard. I crushed Cal’s spirit. Colossians 3:21...
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and the One Who saves me. Whom should I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom should I be afraid? My three-year old son, Owen, stood...
Have you ever had someone tell you, “You MUST read this book!” Yes, well, so have I, and some of the books recommended to me have blown me away and others have left me wanting, especially in the...
I am so excited to share this with you today. I need to write about happy things, as I’m just beginning to come out of a sickness that’s had me down for nine days now. The happiness I want...
Welcome to Wholehearted Child
I'm so thankful you're here! I hope you'll stay for a while and share your story with me.
My name is Jeannie and I'm a mom who's simply had a glimpse of what God’s extravagant, unrelenting, and never-ceasing GRACE can do to a family. My prayer is that we'll discover even more of His grace together as we share our broken, messy, and fallen selves with one another here.
This is a place where we'll talk about what happens when we surrender our grip on perfection and performance, and we free fall into the arms of grace – a radical grace that proclaims, “BECAUSE OF JESUS, you are accepted, you are enough, you are forgiven, you are worthy, and you are unconditionally loved, JUST as you are.” And even better, we'll talk about how we, as parents, can translate this transformative message of grace and freedom to our kids.
Much of what we’ll explore will focus on early and middle childhood (because it’s never too early to tell our kids about the unconditional love of Jesus.) Then again, a lot of what we’ll explore here will be just as relevant and refreshing for own hearts as it will be for our kid’s hearts.
My sincere hope is that you'll always leave here not only inspired to parent a wholehearted child, but also reminded of Christ's unconditional and extravagant love for you!