Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Summer at Camp :)

Everyone keeps asking me how my summer was. It was GREAT!!!! Yes, it was one of the hardest summers of my life, but it was so rewarding and worth every bit of the work. Some would say that I had the privilege of leading one of my campers to Christ. . . Yes, I did get to pray with her, but I wasn't the one doing the work. I saw God working in so many ways this summer . . . many young people got saved and many more made commitments to surrender areas of their lives to Christ.
      There's nothing like spending the summer watching God work. There were weeks where God worked in spite of me, and there were weeks that God worked through me, but in every situation, God stretched me and helped me grow.
      I feel like my summer had three phases. The first part, I was constantly taught and reminded by God that I can't do anything. I can't change people's lives, I can't get people saved, and I can't even have a godly attitude on my own. I have to rely completely on God. I was reminded over and over that life isn't about me. It doesn't matter how good of a job, or how bad of a job I do, it's not about me. It should all be about bringing glory to God. The second part of the summer reminded me of how good God is. How much God loves to bless us, and how much He wants a relationship with us. And the third part of the summer taught me that I can't let other people and their struggles rob me of the joy of the Lord. After pouring my week into campers, praying for them and investing, I wanted to see them change, and when some of them didn't, I got discouraged. I was reminded that I can't let other people discourage me and get me down. As long as I'm living in the center of God's will, I can have the joy of the Lord no matter how other people respond.

We had a staff talent show and I wrote a poem to read about the staff.

During teen camp, there's a red team vs. blue team competition and I was on the red team. We had so much fun together!

They had a dunk tank and although I don't have a picture of myself in it, I did get to go in it. It was AWESOME, although the water was cold.

Every week we had a different speaker. This is Mr. Mike Manor, he spoke the last week and really challenged us to do something for God.

We had a lot of fun as a staff and when they were making sure the cotton candy machine was ready to go it got a little crazy!

I was so blessed to have my friend Jess come and work at camp for part of the summer. Thank you, Jess, for being such a great friend, and for most of these pictures. :)

At our staff party, we had an AWESOME game of Kube which I had never played before.

Time with friends:)

Also at the staff party, we had a great game of Wiffle Ball.

The people at the church I attended were VERY hospitable and when we went over to one of their houses, they let us see their cars! He also had a motel T.

One of my favorite parts of the summer, was getting to belay. This is us during staff training making sure we know what we're doing. 

On the weekends, we staff members had a great time of relaxing and refreshing for the next week. There were some games of Round Robin.

They have two zip-lines, one is around 650 feet, and the other one is around 450 feet. I had never been on a zip-line before and I'm a little scared of heights, but during training, I had to go down them, and I actually had a lot of FUN!

During Teen camp, we have what we call 'Wacky Wednesday'. I don't normally look wacky deliberately, but on this AWESOME day of the week, I could be as wacky as I wanted and no one thought it was strange!

I had a lot of 1st experiences at camp.

It was my first time to do the following things . . .

1. Belay.
2. Zipline.
3. Escape room.
4. Dunk Tank.
5. Being a camp counselor.
6. Lazor tag.
7. Go to Meirs.
8. To eat a 'REAL' MI pastie.

 There were a LOT more firsts, but that will have to be another post for another day. 

This is Priscilla J. Krahn reminding you to have a great day glorifying God!!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

I'm HOME!!!!!

   In case you hadn't guessed it by the title, I'm home! It was an AWESOME summer!!! If I had to describe it I would have to say that it was both the hardest, and the BEST summer of my life. I hope to do a post in the next few days and share about what God did this summer and hopefully I'll share a bunch of pictures too! But for now, I want to leave you with a prayer request.

    I had the opportunity to work along side some AMAZING people this summer. One of them, was Danielle Willoughby. On Friday, August 11th, due to complications after a seizure, 29 year old Danielle, went home to be with the Lord leaving behind her husband and two young boys. Please pray for Mr. Joel as he continues to use his wife's testimony to share Christ with others. You may also share financially with Mr. Joel through this difficult time at this website.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

It's National Sister Day!!!

Thank you to all of my AMAZING sisters and sister-in-laws!!!!! You ladies are the BEST!!!!! :)

Thank you for taking care of me when I was little, and looking out for me through the years . . . even now! :) 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Are You Afraid To Let People Know That You're A Writer?

I know that this picture isn't from the same scene as the quote is from, but if you're familiar with Anne of Greene Gables, you may remember that Anne was a writer! When you're beginning to write, it's hard to tell people that you like to write. To that I say, DON'T be afraid of what others think!!!!

And when it gets hard, and people make fun of you, DON'T GIVE UP!!!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Using Descriptive Words

When you're writing a scene, there are two BIG mistakes you can make with describing stuff.

ONE - You don't describe ANYTHING outside of dialogue. If you fail to describe anything from the setting, it will seem to your reader like your characters are acting against a blank wall.

Mistake TWO - You describe WAY TOO MUCH! If you describe the clock ticking on the wall, the breaking china, the screeching cars outside, the phone ringing, the blaring music and the noise from the other customers, your reader will miss the fact that your main character is trying to ask his friends for help in solving a murder mystery.

So balance what you describe in your writing. Take advantage of describing touch, taste, hearing, taste, and smell. Just make sure you don't describe all of them in one scene!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In Case You're Wondering . . .

  So, I know that some of you ordered Mission of a Lifetime and haven't received it yet. DON'T panic!!!! The reason it hasn't arrived yet, is because the publishing house is having some issues with the printer. It should be up and running soon, and your books should be shipped to you soon.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Act it out!

      When you're stuck with writer's block, don't be afraid to step away from your paper and pen (or computer screen, as the case may be) and act out a scene! I often do this when I'm trying to figure out if a scene is realistic. One time, I had one of my sisters tie a friend of mine, and me up. Then we proceeded to try to untie each other with our teeth! So acting out a scene may be the thing that gets your story moving again! (DISCLAIMER - Don't act out dangerous scenes! Like falling off a cliff, or fighting a bear!;):))

Sunday, July 9, 2017


    MISSION OF A LIFETIME was officially released on July 1st!!!!!!
         Paperback copies are available for purchase from Amazon, and digital copies are available from Barnes and Nobles, CBD, and Amazon!!!! With me being at camp, I haven't had much time on the internet, so I apologize for announcing this so late!!!! I would love to hear what you think of the book, and when I get home, I plan on doing some book signings. If you have any questions or comments, I'd LOVE to hear from you!!!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Independence Day!!!

I hope you enjoy your time with friends and family these next few days. Don't forget that Liberty and Freedom come from God!!!!