Mothering, Prayer, Words

Words: Making Words Count

@JeanneTakenaka In May, I participated in a twelve-day Instagram writer’s challenge. It was both stretching 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’ve expanded on the original posts,… Continue reading Words: Making Words Count

Faith, God's Love

Note: When Words Matter

@JeanneTakenaka In May, I participated in a twelve-day Instagram writer’s challenge. It was both stretching 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’ve expanded on the original posts,… Continue reading Note: When Words Matter

Fear, Hope, Trusting God

Uncertain: When There Are No Easy Answers

@JeanneTakenaka +Jeanne Takenaka ***I wrote this post about a month ago, but everything still holds true.*** ~~~~~~~ “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” It had been about two weeks since the conversation that changed my paradigm. The way I thought our family would grow up and mature… Continue reading Uncertain: When There Are No Easy Answers

Expectations, Gratitude

Gratitude: When There Are Expectations

+Jeanne Takenaka @JeanneTakenaka These weeks leading up to Thanksgiving (for those of us in the United States) are a great time to consider gratitude. In these shorter posts, let’s explore some different quotes about gratitude and see how we can prepare our hearts for the coming holiday season. ~~~~~ “Trade your expectation for appreciation and the… Continue reading Gratitude: When There Are Expectations

Choices, Choices: What Will We Choose series, Humility, Series

Choices (series): When There Are No Easy Choices

+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 There Are No Easy Choices

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