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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.)
Pajamas - The Word Spark

What’s the Word? Pajamas

December 19, 2014 | Writing

Whether you are like Hugh Hefner and wear silk pajamas as a fashion statement, or you slip into fewer, more comfortable versions of your daytime clothes (or no clothes at all), everyone wears something different for sleeping than they do during the productive, public hours of the day. “Putting on your pjs” is a timeworn… read more

Arch - The Word Spark

What’s the Word? Erosion

December 8, 2014 | Writing

If you’ve ever visited a place like Arches National Park, you’ve seen the beautiful and wondrous effects of wind erosion. Over time, the wind has carved enormous holes in the landscape’s red rocks, leaving arches and bridges scattered for miles. Sometimes it’s the rain that erodes soil, causing gullies or removing nutrients necessary for plant… read more

Word Spark - Crown

What’s the Word? Crown

December 1, 2014 | Writing

A couple of years ago I spent 2 grueling hours in the dentist’s chair to have a crown replaced on my right front tooth. Back in 4th grade I hit this tooth on the bottom of the swimming pool while trying to show off for a friend by doing a smiling back flip under water…. read more

The Word Spark - blue sky

What’s the Word? Fine

November 18, 2014 | Writing

It occurred to me this morning that in most areas of my life I want more than fine. I want my food to be more than fine to justify the calories. I want my champagne to be more than fine; it has to be real champagne. I want my relationships to be more than fine;… read more

The Word Spark - Matryoshkas

What’s the Word? Matryoshkas

November 10, 2014 | Writing

Years ago we had neighbors over for dinner and their little girl had fun playing with my Matryoshka dolls. You may know them better as Russian nesting dolls or Babushka dolls. They are wooden painted dolls, hollow inside except for the last one, and they get smaller and smaller as you open them to reveal… read more