Map: How is Your Spiritual GPS?

Hey everyone, I have a little news . . . I’m working on building a website. In a few weeks my blog will be moving over there. I’m so excited for you to visit my new little home! I’ll keep you filled in as the project wraps up. My blog will still be...

Summer-Glimpses So Far

@JeanneTakenaka Happy July, Everyone! I hope you had a relaxing Independence Day celebration, though I suspect it looked different from past years. My husband spent the last number of weeks working out of state, so I’ve decided to take a two-week blogging break...

Joy: 7 Thoughts for Cultivating Joy in Hard Seasons

@JeanneTakenaka This picture brings me great joy. A few weeks ago, I insisted my two boy-men go walk/hiking with me. Getting our teen boys outside rarely meets with whoops of excitement. When we arrived, my two guys trudged ahead on a dirt trail. There must have been...

Waiting: When the Waiting is Hard

@JeanneTakenaka Many years ago, our oldest wouldn’t wake up one morning. It wasn’t stubbornness on his part. He was feverish, lethargic, and simply couldn’t stay awake. I let him sleep. But as the clock ticked toward noon and I couldn’t rouse him even for a drink of...