Where A Snowy Adventure Led

Some days I literally ache for Jesus. Desperation crowds my thoughts and all I want to do is curl up at His feet and allow Him to whisper words of comfort to my soul. Today is one of those days. Perhaps my feelings stem partly from yesterday’s events. I’m a planner. I like to know…

Which Way Are You Running?

She paced the gym floor like a caged animal. “I need to get out of here!” she blurted as she grabbed my arm and pulled me towards the door. “It’s the middle of the night! We’re not supposed to leave!” I responded tensely. “I can’t stay here. I need to breathe.” “Where do you want…

She was . . .

She was angry.  Carried a chip on her shoulder the size of Alaska. If you crossed her, she would hurl insults under her breath, Though, when out of earshot, the insults would fly verbally. She was bitter.  Harbored hurts in a protective fashion, Clinging to them as if they were living and breathing, Almost like…

Breaking Free From The Safe Zone

Breaking Free From The Safe Zone by Jill Printzenhoff It was the last day of high school tryouts when the head volleyball coach called myself and another girl into the athletic office. “You’re not good enough for the team, so you have two choices. Go to 6th period PE class, or become the volleyball manager.”…

One Word. One Verse. For 2016.

With one exception, my New Year’s Resolutions are always somewhat worthless and broken after the first few weeks in January. For those reasons, I no longer make New Year’s Resolutions. Still, as each December 31 approaches, I find myself looking in both directions – forward and backwards – as I reflect on what was and…

From a Teen’s Perspective

June 19, 2015 Todays post is printed with the permission of my youngest daughter. Over the years, on top of being Mom, I somehow acquired the role of proofreader. As such, I get the privilege of being the first to read the essays, book reports, and term papers penned by my kids. One of the…

Uprooted

What? You are moving? Yes. We are moving. But we aren’t moving south like I had hoped. We are moving further north to New York. Why would we do that? Well, my husband’s new job is one reason, but the main reason is because we truly believe that God is leading our family on a…

From a Tangled Mess

Several weeks ago I submitted a devotional to a Christian e-zine for possible publication. The process was lengthy, and before I hit “send” I must have edited the piece at least 14 times to ensure adherence to the writing criteria. Thinking it was a long shot that my submission would be published I crossed that…