The Story of Wholehearted
Naomi Vacaro - founder and director
Spending time with the Lord every day has always been a goal in my life
In fact, part of my homeschool curriculum as I grew up on the mission field in Mongolia was having a Bible Study every weekday morning. However, it wasn't until I came to genuine faith in my own heart that I realized just how important this discipline is for a follower of Jesus!
Once I understood my desperate, daily need for Christ, I started the hard work of building a quiet time habit. I struggled for years! It wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I started to see real consistency., and at that point, my quiet time shifted from a guilt-driven drudgery to a grace-based delight! (I talk more about this in my book, Quiet: Creating Grace-Based Rhythms for Spending Time with Jesus.)
Fast forward to early 2018, where I was sitting at my dining room table, books spread out all over the place, coffee in one hand, and a pen in the other. I had in front of me a prayer journal, a Bible Study notebook, a sermon notebook, a journal journal, and endless scraps of paper. I thought to myself, wouldn't it be nice if there was a planner that could keep all of these notes in one beautiful place?
I began to research with little luck. After a few hours of looking, I said out loud to the empty room, "That's it, I'm going to make this thing myself!" And that was when my dream for the Quiet Time Companion was born."
I cried the first time I held a Quiet Time Companion.
It had taken months of planning, tweaking, getting feedback, solving problems, and praying like crazy to get that book into my hands!
Creating a ministry to support the QTC was the natural next step.
I knew that this couldn't be a stand-alone product and that our community would need help and education for HOW to use it and WHY spending time with Jesus is so important!
One day during my quiet time I read Jeremiah 29:13, "You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart." I knew immediately that our ministry should be named, "Wholehearted".
Over the next few years the Wholehearted ministry team grew