How a Reclaimed Cedar Chest Reflects God’s Grace

  Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Jill Printzenhoff Reclaiming Memaw’s beat up cedar chest was tedious and dirty work. However, I was determined to redeem its battered condition. I poured hours into removing several coats of old paint, sanding the distressed wood, and applying varnish. Solvent turned layers of faded paint to goo,…

5 Reasons to Attend a Writers Conference

  Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Jill Printzenhoff A few Saturdays ago I attended a one-day writers conference—The Super Saturday Seminar—held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In all honesty, due to personal scheduling conflicts I had not planned to attend . . . until those plans changed. I’m glad they did change and that I…

God’s Goodness

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 “Mom, will you read this?” my oldest daughter asked. “Sure, just let me know when you’re ready.” She pushed her computer my direction. “I’m ready.” I pulled the computer closer and began to read. When I finished, I started over and read her document a second time. She had no idea…

Blogger Recognition Award

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Recently I received a Blogger Recognition Award from Elizabeth who writes about her adventurous farm life at http://dandelionsacre.com. I am honored that my writing is deemed worthy to be nominated for any award, and sincerely want to thank Elizabeth for taking the time to read my posts and for her nomination.…

Courage to Face Giants

Friday, July 21, 2017 In preparation to meet his opponent David stooped to collect five stones from the streambed. His stride never faltered as he crossed the Valley of Elah and the outline of his adversary came into clearer view. Neither did he utter thoughts of retreat, nor vocalize fear as he neared Goliath and…

Not My Day

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Although he was to my left and some distance away, I could clearly see him. “What is that guy doing?” I asked mainly to myself. “I mean, the dude just caught ANOTHER fish! What is that? Like, number five?” Longing to feel the bump indicating a bite, I stared at my pole…

My Heart by Julie Manning- A Book Review

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 This month’s B & H book review focuses on Julie Manning’s story titled My Heart. A partial snapshot of the back cover: Who is Julie Manning? The back cover of her book also includes a mini-bio, which is where these descriptive words derive from: “Julie Manning is a wife to her beloved…