Item description for Finding My Way in Milwaukee by Jennifer Jill Schwirzer...
Overview There are moments in your life that are freeze-framed in your memory forever. For Jennifer Wilson, her adolescent years were full of them. It all started when her family moved to Milwaukee. Milwaukee! It meant a new school, new friends, and new problems. When her new classmates quickly began to make fun of her, she was convinced she was the loser of the century. Little did she know that she, Jennifer Wilson, would one day be launched from wallflower status to super-popular girl. In her new world of crushes, going steady, cheerleaders, pranks, and rebellion Jennifer is sure that being cool will fill the emptiness within her. But as her reality crashes down, it becomes clear that only God can fill the aching hole in her heart. Jennifer was born into a "near-perfect family." But as the teenage years came, she sensed a deep spiritual hunger that nothing could satisfy. "I rejected Christianity, thinking the answer lay in some other religion. After sampling a huge array of religions, philosophies, and schools of thought, I was brought back around to Christianity through the simple witness of some new converts." As Jennifer looked for a church, she stumbled upon a group of Seventh-day Adventists. Nine months later, she was baptized into a movement she still believes in twenty-three years later. "I stayed for several years with the lifestyle I had been introduced to through my first SDA friends, working much of the time in vegetarian restaurants or healthy reconditioning centers." Jennifer thought her life work was in health ministry. Then two things happened: she became pregnant and her husband insisted they leave the organization they worked with. "For the first time I was forced to form relationships outside of institutional life among the flotsam and jetsam of Adventism." As a soloist, Jennifer began to perform the songs she had always before sung in groups. This began a music ministry that has lasted thirteen plus years. Jennifer has produced 15 full-length recordings, four of which are professional CDs. Most of the songs are her original compositions. "About eight years into my music ministry, I became convinced I needed a change. My voice was failing me due to respiratory problems, and I lost my desire to sing. The loss was nearly devastating to me, but I determined to believe that God would open another door." He did. Jennifer began a seminar ministry about five years ago. Since then the music has returned. Now, when someone books her as
Publishers Description Jennifer moves to Milwaukee. This sets off a chain of events that result in fights, rebellion, pranks, cheerleading, and just wanting to be accepted. As time passes, she finds herself needing more than being cool has to offer.
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Studio: Review & Herald Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.98" Width: 6.24" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Review & Herald Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0828019134 ISBN13 9780828019132