Train up the Heart is a collaborative blog between Danielle Totten and Paula Middendorf.

This Blog was set up to be a resource for you as you are navigating the various facets of parenting. We will be posting monthly book spotlights, links to blogs and articles that could be of encouragement or equipping, and posts from our own lives as parents at different stages of life.

Paula Middendorf-2Danielle is the mother of two littles, Noah and Eloise. She also works part-time as the children’s ministry coordinator at the Gibson City Bible Church. Her passions are children, art, reading, and everything FALL 🙂 For more about Danielle check out her story in the blog section.



Paula Middendorf

Paula is the mother of two not-so-littles, Alex and Lauren and is standing on the edge of an emptyish nest with her youngest being a senior in high school.  She works full-time as an elementary school cafeteria clerk and cook. In addition, she joins her husband Kevin in leading KIDS Church at the Gibson City Bible Church. Her truest passion is in being a wife and mother and her deepest desire is to remain ever teachable in the pursuit of Truth, Grace, and authenticity.