This Ordinary Adventure

POST UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.  Congrats to Amanda M. who won the free copy!


I’m very intrigued by Christine & Adam Jeske’s new book This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling.

In This Ordinary Adventure Adam and Christine Jeske mine their experiences, from riding motorcycles across Africa to dicing celery in Wisconsin, in search of the God who is always present, charging each day with potential.  In reading about their wrestling, you’ll see your life – your ruts and routines, your frustrations and exhilarations – through different eyes.  Maybe settling down doesn’t have to mean you settle for anything less than Amazing Days.

Admittedly I have not read it yet but they are starting this really great initiative for the month of October called “31 Amazing Days” and I didn’t want you to miss it.  The point is to notice or do something amazing every day for 31 days.

Sounds like a great idea to me!

Learn more about Adam & Christine, the book and “31 Amazing Days” HERE.

By the way, I’ve got a copy of their book to giveaway!  To enter to win, tell me something ordinary that you find gets in the way of enjoying an amazing day every day. 
(I’ll randomly choose the winner Wednesday, 10/3 at Noon CST)

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  • turner_bethany September 30, 2012  

    Currently, I am finding trying to pay the bills is what is keeping me from enjoying an amazing day every day. 

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of the book as you get into it more. 

    • Jenni Catron September 30, 2012  

      Praying for you Bethany. I understand that season.

  • Pam Bakker September 30, 2012  

    For me right now it’s just the mundane routine everyday that gets in my way of enjoying an amazing day every day. I’m too apt to get stuck in the details and forget to watch what the Lord is doing. 

    • Jenni Catron September 30, 2012  

      Ugh, yes Pam. The mundane routine is so challenging.

  • Amy Nabors (@amykiane) September 30, 2012  

    For me preparing dinner gets in the way. I just don’t enjoy cooking, but I’m trying to retrain my thoughts that I am serving my family by doing it.

  • Homico03 September 30, 2012  

    The drive to and from work! Some days it is easy to see that this is a blessing to help me get ready for the day or to reflect upon the day! But there are many days I allow the massive amount of traffic, how long it takes me to turn left out of the office parking lot, the stop lights to distract me and to keep me from enjoying this ordinary part of my day!

    • Jenni Catron October 1, 2012  

      That’s a great one! I have usually always had a commute to work but for about a year I lived less than a mile from the office. I started missing my commute because I missed the alone time of the drive.

  • Amanda M. September 30, 2012  

    The biggest thing that gets in my way is my negative self-talk. I really have to work to consciously reinforce my circumstances with positivity or it all goes downhill.