The Same Jesus

by Kristin Fields Chadwick


The same Jesus who appeared to Paul and turned his whole world around

The same Jesus who gave manna to the Jews in the desert

The Same Jesus who met my mom on our dirt road

The same Jesus who poured out abundantly my identity and over and over proved yourself faithful to your word

The same Jesusu who is trustworthy, reliable, wild, fun, peaceful, so very kind

The same Jesus who is incredibly real

The same Jesus who has turned my heartache into lifegiving wisdom for others

The same Jesus who meets me in encounters

The same Jesus who has carried us through very hard and chaotic seasons

The same Jesus who has guided us step by step in spiritual warfare

The same Jesus who has done miracles in our children

The same Jesus who calls out the gold in Joshua in his season of questioning

The same Jesus who sits with me in grief, anger, betrayal

The same Jesus who provided unprecedented amounts of food, money, provision for our family when there was no natural way

The same Jesus who gave us a home that was in our dreams

The same Jesus who romanced my heart even as a 3 year old singing in the woods of Georgia to the oceanside heartfelt chats as a 19 year old to the Grand Canyon moments of epiphanies

You are a faithful friend. 

Through and through. 

I love you Jesus. 

Thank you for the way you are through it all. 

To listen to more of where this poem was birthed out of, listen to Wholistic Hearts Podcast episode 82 “A Quick Devotional: Song of Songs 1:1-2”

I want to hear from you…

How has God come for your heart consistently over the seasons of your life?

Write your own “The Same Jesus…” and feel free to share to my private Facebook page or email me! I'd love to hear your unique story.

To Be Honest…

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The reality is when we skip over being human, we skip over the opportunity to allow the Savior to be our Savior.  Here in the mess- the humanness of our hearts is exactly where we meet our closest friend. We invite Jesus into the mess. I have to be honest with myself and with Jesus about those deep rooted emotions and worries and places of exhaustion.  It’s a process. If I skip the step of process, I only pretend to have a wholeheart.

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Pursuing Connection

I wasn’t getting any better. I started methodically asking myself if there was a place for me to turn around. I needed to get out of this line of traffic. I began to feel panic. I was sweating and starting to nervously shake. I tried changing the music I was listening to. I tried praying. I tried breathing in for five, holding for five, and releasing for five- it only made it worse.

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A January Recap for Wholistic Hearts

Time to do our monthly recap of The Wholistic Hearts podcast.

We kicked off the 2021 year with pursuing wholehearted, holistic living. We are called to live a life abundantly, and I believe it is when we step into wholeness with our whole heart, mind, soul, and spirit. Each episode was deliberate picked for the start of 2021 so that we can have a foundational truth on which to ground ourselves.

I had the pleasure of talking about what self care looks like in this season in a holistic approach.

Then we had a beautiful conversation with Darlene Kalawe about wholehearted, honest faith. It was filled with refreshing vulnerability and honesty.

The next week we talked about holistic nutrition with one of the best Transformational Coaches, Ashley Brooke Harbour.

And wrapping up the month of January, I dropped a new encounter to help us step into more of God's peace.

You can take a listen to all the January episodes below or on most of the podcast platforms.

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Top Ten Reasons to Invest In The Heavenly Commission

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Top Ten Reasons to Invest in The Heavenly Commission Course

1. You will see how the Creator gently made you.

2. You will discover more of who YOU are created to be.

3. You will begin to align your Kingdom Identity to Your Kingdom Purpose.

4. You will unwrap the gift God has for you in this season.

5. You are choosing to live an intentional life.

6. Your goals are not just a shot in the dark but grounded in Kingdom Identity.

7. You begin to fall in the love with the process of becoming.

8. You actively participate in your gift of life which God has purposed for you.

9. You will walk in freedom in the places which have previously held you back.

10. You will walk away empowered, grounded, and equipped to stand in your Kingdom Identity.

To Sign Up for The Heavenly Commission 8 Week Online Course, go here.

Pursuing Holistic Living through Self-Care

Pursuing Wholistic Living Through Self Care

Jesus said, “You must love your neighbor in the same way you love yourself.” Sometimes we can forget the second half of this verse. Jesus grouped it into one of the most important commandments!

Loving ourselves entails digging into the deep places of our hearts and tending to all parts of us. This is done through self care.

In pondering this topic of self care, I became aware of the importance of RECEIVING. Receiving means we are accepting a gift. Self care offers us a chance to:

Receiving Rest when you are a go-getter.

Receiving Love in the calloused places of our hearts.

Receiving the Kindness of the Holy Spirit to soften our hardened souls.

Receiving Affirmation from your Creator when we are criticizing our bodies.

Receiving the Truth behind the lies we hold onto.

Receiving rest when we are tired.

Receiving care when we have used up all our resources to care for others.

Receiving Beauty where we have been lost in the to-do list.

So, my friend, how are you loving your self well in this wild and resilience building season? Listen to Wholistic Hearts Podcast today for some tangible ways to take care of your self.

Need help in Spiritual Breakthrough? I'd love to mentor you through the places where they seem shut down or closed off. Let's come together and design a coaching program for you to experience freedom and joy again. Find out more here.

Self Care and Boundaries

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Part of living holistically is learning to love your self well. One way to do that is through finding a mentor or a coach to speak into your life.

For me when I began working with a Holistic Lifestyle coach, I started to notice the areas in my life which I needed some serious boundaries. I grew up being a people pleaser. It is my default mode. “Don't rock the boat, Kristin.”

As my coach began to point out the areas where I actually was not practicing loving kindness towards myself. There were a lot of times in my life where I wanted to say no but I would say yes.

My own lack of boundaries and self care was leading to a sneaky underlying resentment and bitterness.

I began to feel sick to my stomach over commitments I made. I could feel the “no” response in my body yet I would say “yes” to this or that commitment.

Through coaching, I learned the word “no” was a gift.

Psalm 16:6 says “The boundary lines of the land have fallen for me in pleasant places…” Boundaries are actually a beautiful thing to grasp!

Through my Spiritual Breakthrough Coaching program, I can help you navigate healthy boundaries.

If you struggle with being over committed or a people pleaser, I'd love to come alongside and coach you!

Find out more about Spiritual Breakthrough Coaching, here.