Identity, When There Are Words, Words

Words: Words of Life

  +Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka This is the final post of my 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… Continue reading Words: Words of Life

Mothering, Series, When There Are Words

Words: The Power of Love-Giving Words

  +Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka This is part four of 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? … Continue reading Words: The Power of Love-Giving Words

Humility, Relationship, Series, When There Are Words

Words: After We Make Poor Choices

  +Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka This is part three of 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? … Continue reading Words: After We Make Poor Choices

Mothering, When There Are Words, Words

Words: What We Say About Ourselves

  +Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka This is part two of 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? … Continue reading Words: What We Say About Ourselves

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

Faith, Fear, Forgiveness

Stuff: What We Hold In Our Hearts

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka This is part two of a three-part series about creating white space in our homes and our lives. You can find the first post here. ***** Last week, I shared a bit about how I repurposed my “junk/project” room into a creativity space. Purging stuff from our homes can become addictive. At least… Continue reading Stuff: What We Hold In Our Hearts

Chosen and Approved Series, Faith, God

Chosen and Approved: You Are—Your Identity in Christ

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka We are in part five of  the series, Chosen and Approved: Untangling Our Identities from People and Perfection. Emily Conrad, Mary Geisen, and I are still works-in-progress, learning to find our identities and value in Jesus alone. We’d love for you to join us each Tuesday through November 8th and share your journey with us.… Continue reading Chosen and Approved: You Are—Your Identity in Christ

Chosen and Approved Series, Identity, Validation

Chosen and Approved: Knowing Where Our Value Comes From

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka Today we continue our series on Chosen and Approved: Untangling Our Identities From People and Perfection, with Emily Conrad, Mary Geisen, and myself. We’ll be sharing posts on Tuesdays through November 8th. To read previously published posts, click here.   He slid into the car, a storm cloud parking itself over his head on… Continue reading Chosen and Approved: Knowing Where Our Value Comes From

Affirmation, Chosen and Approved Series, Identity

Chosen and Approved: Reflections of Ourselves

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka “Mirrors never lie. The world’s reality is the best reality. Others perceptions are always spot on. Social media speaks the truth at all times.” When I read these words, my heart remembered the many times I’ve believed and made decisions based on one or more of these lies. I’ve been the one caught up in… Continue reading Chosen and Approved: Reflections of Ourselves

Chosen and Approved Series, Identity, People Pleasing

People-Pleasing: Where People-Pleasing Leads

  +Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka I am honored to kick off a blog series with two writers I truly respect: Emily Conrad and Mary Geisen. Over the next six weeks, the three of us will take turns sharing on our series called— Chosen and Approved: Untangling Our Identities from People and Perfection. This series resonates with my… Continue reading People-Pleasing: Where People-Pleasing Leads