Chosen and Approved Series, Enough, Identity

Chosen and Approved: Whatever She’s Having, Please

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka We are in part six—our final installment—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’ve so enjoyed walking this journey with you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and stories with… Continue reading Chosen and Approved: Whatever She’s Having, Please

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

Chosen and Approved Series, God, People Pleasing, Series

Chosen and Approved: Lessons from David for the People-Pleasers (Like Me)

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka Welcome to part three of our six-post series, Chosen and Approved: Untangling Our Identities from People and Perfection, with Emily Conrad, Mary Geisen and me. This week, Emily shares all about King David . . . and his failings . . . and how God called him a man after His heart. How did… Continue reading Chosen and Approved: Lessons from David for the People-Pleasers (Like Me)

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