Experiential Journey-The Beginning

We are dreaming. Thinking of ideas of how we could be different. When we think of what the purpose of parenting is, we know it is to raise independent and responsible adults. We would like our children to experience the world, realizing that each place has its own unique and wonderful culture. We want them to get to know people of all different colors, shapes, sizes, and backgrounds—giving them the chance to know first hand that we all are created with gifts and talents big and small…and that every human being has a soul.

This is why we are dreaming. We’re dreaming of ways where we can teach these things to our children, first hand. Experientially.So, we are going on an experiential journey. We are taking our children on a 2-week journey to England and Sweden. We are going to see how it would be to travel around with 4 children ages 5-11 experiencing places, cultures, foods, and languages. This is an experiment because if it goes well, we would like to take the next year to travel  with our children staying in a different place each week.

So, we’ll see? Maybe this really will turn into an experiential blog. Maybe you’ll get to read about our lives as nomads, traveling through Europe, Scandinavia, and Great Britain. Maybe you’ll be able to get a glimpse into the lives of our children and what they’re learning and experiencing first hand as they learn about cultures, try different foods, figure out how to convert money, and see fascinating historical sights? Who knows?

I’m excited about the possibilities!


Author: Jennie.Denney

Jennie lives in Southern California with her husband and four children. She loves to travel, write poetry, and be by the water. She received a certificate of the Bible through Torchbearers Bible School, attended Hope International University for her undergrad, received a certificate in Spiritual Formation through the Apprentice Experience at Friends University, and a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies. She has written Soul Cries: A Book of Poems, Soul Cries: A Journal, and her newest book is Shaping the Soul: An Artist Collective. She owns and manages www.jenniedenney.com, where she writes a weekly blog with stories, practices, and lessons she is learning, to help her readers know they are not alone in their own becoming and encouraging them to connect with God. Follow her on IG @jennie.denney and Pinterest @jenniferpdenney.

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