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…a gift of delivery that resonates… -Deb S.
Jenni is funny, real, relevant, and knowledgeable. Her teaching style is energetic and engaging. -Colleen W.
She has a gift… young women to old women can understand her; they can relate… - April B.
As a retired educator, I have been through 32 years of Professional Development! My session with Jenni Butz was one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career! She is an incredibly effective speaker, approachable, knowledgeable and fun! Let me know where she is speaking, and I will book my ticket! - Jennifer Ashley / Retired educator
…total transparency…exactly what I needed… -Sandy M.
Jenni creates this amazing camaraderie amongst the women that you’re together with…she gave me a couple nuggets today that just made me feel like I can transfer that into being a better mom and a better wife…I’m a Jenni groupie now. - Robyn Y.
"Thank you so much for doing such an incredible job leading at our SHINE retreat. I have had a lot of very positive feedback and we even have one table group that has started meeting to work through your devotional as a small group. I love seeing and hearing about the ways that your words impacted the women who were there that day." (Lori J.)
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What’s the Word? Fleur-de-lis

December 16, 2015 | Writing

A fleur-de-lis (or fleur-de-lys) has long been recognized as a symbol of French royalty and has appeared for centuries on coats of arms in European cities. It is a widely varying and stylized version of a common lily or iris. The fleur-de-lis’ symbolic origins with French monarchs may stem from the baptismal lily used in… read more

What’s the Word? Energy 

December 9, 2015 | Writing

In a world that consistently asks us to plug in or power up to function, the idea of energy has come to mean productivity and action in a very specific sense. Batteries don’t last forever, so we need to be sure to be close to an outlet if we have extensive work to do on… read more

What’s the word? Tolerance

December 2, 2015 | Writing

My experience has been that the word tolerance is often misunderstood and misconstrued to fit whatever filter we use to see life. The most basic definition of the word tolerate is to allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of something (that one does not necessarily agree with) without making a move to stop it or… read more

What’s the Word? Attachment

November 25, 2015 | Writing

I’m a huge fan of office supplies. Recently, on a long walk, I stopped at our local Staples to use the restroom and treated myself to a stroll down the aisles—all of them—on the way out. I purchased nothing, but the sights and smells of pens, papers, and packaging materials gave me renewed vigor for… read more

What’s the Word? Story 

November 18, 2015 | Writing

Who doesn’t have a visceral response to the hypothetical question, “Do you want to hear a story?” We either roll our eyes or lean in, but we respond with more than just our heads when the possibility of a once-upon-a-time tale presents itself, don’t we? It’s more engaging than the most riveting PowerPoint presentation, and… read more