Black Friday--giveaway! A Mom Heart Conference! Don't wait to register--they are filling up!

As Christmas approaches, I also begin to get so excited about the conference season ahead. Be sure to enter to win a free conference entrance. Ask for the conference as a Christmas gift. We alway have so much fun and hope to see so many of you there. Please help us spread the word!

All of us at Whole Heart are THANKFUL to God for you! We are blessed to be able to serve families around the world for Christ, and are grateful that you allow us to share your journey of Christian parenting. May your Thanksgiving celebration be a joyous reflection of God's bountiful blessings in your life this year. 
Register by November 30 to Enter to Win a FREE RegistrationWe enjoyed giving away a free conference registration so much last month that we're doing again this month. To get your name in the drawing all you have to do register for one of the conferences before midnight on Sunday, November 30. If you registered in October, you'll automatically get a second chance at winning. If you haven't registered yet, don't wait! You can find out everything you need to know and register online at the brand website. We can only be in three states this year because of Nathan's wedding in March, so we'll make the most of each one. Sally will speak this year on Inspired! ~ Reaching Beyond What Holds You Back. If you need to move ahead spiritually, relationally, and personally in your life, come and get inspired.


Get Joel's New Piano Music for Christmas: "Midwinter Carols"Advent starts this Sunday, December 1! If you're thinking that's too soon, you need some good music to warm your spirit in preparation for Christmas. Joel's new collection of 10 piano arrangements of familiar English carols and hymns, and original compositions, will be the perfect soundtrack for the season for your family. Enjoy traditional tunes such as The Sussex Carol, The Conventry Carol, and I Saw Three Ships, as well as three original compositions by Joel for this project. It's not yet available as a CD, but you can purchase and download it from CD Baby or iTunes. This is Joel's fourth collection of original piano instrumentals, all of which are also available online. For those who don't know, Joel, 27, is now a musician in Los Angeles, doing orchestrations and film scoring, and creating original choral compositions for churches. You can read an interview with Joel about his album on Sally's I Take Joy blog (click here).



10 Gifts of Wisdom: Now Available in Paperback"Excellence of character comes only through rigorous training, instruction, and practice. Every parent wants their child to grow up into a vibrant, gracious, competent adult, yet few today have a vision for cultivating those traits in their children. Giving children moralistic rules and policing their behavior is not enough to captivate their imagination in such a way that they will want to be men and women of strong character. They need vision."

~ Sally Clarkson


The ebook version of 10 Gifts of Wisdom has been flying off the digital shelves since it's release, and now there is a paperback version for those who prefer holding the book they're reading. It's available on for $11.95, in addition to the $4.99 ebook version. If you have children at home, this book is filled with commonsense and biblical wisdom about the kinds of wisdom gifts you want to be sure you impart to your children before they leave your home.



Whole Heart Beats: In Other News...

  • Be sure to visit Clay's post on "What Would Jesus Be Thankful For" will give you something meaty to chew on before your Thanksgiving meal. Be sure to read it for a fresh take on what to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. For the Family is the new blog by Pat and Ruth Schwenk, and we're honored to be contributors. Ruth will be our keynote speaker for the Irvine, Caliornia Mom Heart Conference this year.
  • Just a pre-official preliminary announcement for our book-loving friends. Sarah is working on a new fiction imprint for Whole Heart Press called Storyformed Books. You'll be hearing more in the coming weeks and months as it takes shape. It's all about story, imagination, reading, and books that can shape your life, and the lives of your children. Stay tuned!
  • Our 24 Family Ways is currently out of print and out of stock. Many of you are asking about it, and we apologize for the inconvenience. We're making some edits, and including a bit more, and it will be available again as soon as we can make it all happen.

May your Thanksgiving be rich and full of love as you enjoy the tasteful gifts of God. We thank God with you for the wonderful heritage of freedom we all share in this country, and even more for the blessings we enjoy from God as his people. Thank you for being our wholehearted friends in ministry. Grace and peace to you as we press onward in faith.Clay & Sally Clarkson

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Whole Heart Calendar:

  • January 24-25: Mom Heart Conference, Denver/Littleton, CO
  • February 7-8: Mom Heart Conference, Irvine/OC, CA
  • February 21-22: Mom Heart Conference, Irving/DFW, TX
  • March 8: Nathan Clarkson and Rachael Lee Stroud wedding in CA