Adventure, Family Relationships

Normal: Finding Peace After Adventure

By JeanneTakenaka

First, please accept my apologies for not being present here last week. I was kind of unavailable. Spring break was filled with adventure and lots and lots of walking. I’ll be sharing more here today and in the next few posts . . . 


There’s something comforting about “normal.”

After an eight-turned-nine-day adventure with my son’s school tour of Athens and Rome I’m home. 


And embracing the peace in normal.

After nine wonderful, long, BUSY days of travel and touring, we are back home, where it is snowing. 

At the end of March.

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Author Interview, Faith

Interview: A Place to Land with Author Kate Motaung

@JeanneTakenaka +Jeanne Takenaka

When I first joined the Five Minute Friday (FMF) community, I had no idea about the depth of relationships that would be forged each week through Twitter chats and visiting blogs. I had the privilege of meeting Kate Motaung, FMF’s hostess, in person last summer at a Five Minute Friday weekend retreat. I so enjoyed seeing glimpses of her heart for the Lord, for her family, and for the FMF community.

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Busy-ness, Christmas, Priorities, The Chaos of Christmas 11 Gifts (Tips) For Thriving in the Busy-ness, Uncategorized

The Chaos of Christmas: 11 Gifts (Tips) For Thriving in the Busy-ness


The first draft of my post last week was, um, depressing.

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