Fear, Mothering, Trusting God, When Fear Tests Our Faith series

Fear (series): When We Have an Agenda

@JeanneTakenaka +Jeanne Takenaka Have you ever read a passage in the bible—one you’ve read many times before—and God just speaks to you?  I don’t know how many times I’ve read about Saul’s and David’s lives. But this time? The Lord has shown me many things I never considered before. I noticed how differently Saul and David… Continue reading Fear (series): When We Have an Agenda

Control, Fear, Perspective, When Fear Tests Our Faith series

Fear (Series): When We’re Not In Control

JeanneTakenaka  Have you ever read a passage in the bible—one you’ve read many times before—and God just speaks to you?  I don’t know how many times I’ve read about Saul’s and David’s lives. But this time? The Lord has shown me many things I never considered before. I noticed how differently Saul and David responded… Continue reading Fear (Series): When We’re Not In Control

Fear, Trusting God, When Fear Tests Our Faith series

Fear (Series): When We Don’t Trust

@JeanneTakenaka +Jeanne Takenaka Have you ever read a passage in the bible—one you’ve read many times before—and God just speaks to you?  I don’t know how many times I’ve read about Saul’s and David’s lives. But this time? The Lord has shown me many things I never considered before. I noticed how differently Saul and David… Continue reading Fear (Series): When We Don’t Trust

Calling, Fear, Trusting God, When Fear Tests Our Faith series

Fear (Series): When Life Changes Course

@JeanneTakenaka +Jeanne Takenaka Have you ever read a passage in the bible—one you’ve read many times before—and God just speaks to you?  I don’t know how many times I’ve read about Saul’s and David’s lives over the years. But this time? The Lord showed me many things I never considered before. I noticed how differently Saul… Continue reading Fear (Series): When Life Changes Course

Choosing Gratitude series, Gratitude, Guest Posts

Choosing Gratitude (series): The Choice of Saying Yes

@JeanneTakenaka +Jeanne Takenaka When I come to November in a year, something happens in my spirit. I’m ready to cozy down into warm sweaters and soft blankets. I love scented candles burning and soups simmering on the stovetop. It’s a time to slow  down and reflect over the year. When my spirit is in a good… Continue reading Choosing Gratitude (series): The Choice of Saying Yes

Faith, Perseverance, Revelation Series

Revelation (series): Belief—When Living Our Beliefs Costs

@JeanneTakenaka +Jeanne Takenaka I didn’t set out to write a series based on Revelation 2-3. As I began reading the book of Revelation during my quiet times, I wanted to find truths written to the churches that apply for my life. What came from that desire to find one thing in each letter . . .… Continue reading Revelation (series): Belief—When Living Our Beliefs Costs

Choices: What Will We Choose series, Fear, Mothering, Trusting God

Choices (series): When We Want Freedom

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka I’ve spent the last few months reading through the book of Jeremiah. The thing that struck me was how many times God gave His people the choice of whether or not to forsake their idols and worship Him. As I read, I realized how many times we have choices to make. In our… Continue reading Choices (series): When We Want Freedom

Faith, Fear, Trusting God

Promise: When We Fear

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka Last week I shared about promises delayed. I’m reading in Exodus, and I’ve never noticed before how much we can learn from the Israelites’ journey from captivity to the Promised Land. Receiving the promises God’s given us often comes step by step on a journey. His promises fulfilled is more about the process… Continue reading Promise: When We Fear

Living with Intention, Trusting God, Worry

Start: When We Face a Different Path

@JeanneTakenaka Last month, I participated in a twelve-day Instagram writer’s challenge. It was both challenging and fun. We were given a different word each day and created posts about those words relating to our writer’s life.  As I contemplated each word, I discovered correlations between writing life and real-life. I wanted to share some of… Continue reading Start: When We Face a Different Path

Marriage, Series, When There Are Words, Words

Words: Speaking Words of Affirmation

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka I am beginning a five week series on the power of words. We have all been impacted by the words of another. Some words have imbued us with confidence, while others have deflated us. We are created to be communicators. So, when there are words, how do we use them well?  Let’s explore… Continue reading Words: Speaking Words of Affirmation