Kim Messinger

Having grown up in Blandon, Pennsylvania, she holds an Associate Degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College, an Undergrad Degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Nova Southeastern University. She puts her extensive studies to the test on a daily basis, as she serves as a first grade teacher in a public school. Kim volunteers as youth director at Hillside Christian Fellowship in Millersburg, PA. She has also served as Christian education director and worship leader for her church, and has been part of several different music groups. Kim is married to her wonderful husband, Matthew, and together they have two teenage sons, Micha and Caleb.

About the Book
Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides

Women today are busy, stressed, and guilt-ridden, yet they long to develop their spiritual sides. Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides offers inspirational thoughts based on scripture–brief enough to be read during a television commercial, yet insightful enough to open your eyes to the grace of God on days you change diapers and/or lead corporate meetings. Each reading suggests a “Guilt Trip to Avoid” and ends with a way to “Take the Joy Ride.” The book includes six months of daily readings so that you may establish a habit of connecting with God. Readings are listed under the letters G-R-A-C-E, representing God, Relationships, Acceptance, Challenges and Emotions.

The coauthors hope these meaningful readings will help you deal with guilt–both real and imagined. By applying the insights shared in Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides, you may develop a calmer, less guilt-ridden life-style and become better equipped to function as wives, mothers and friends. Younger women often develop patterns of thinking and experience feelings of guilt that carry over into their mature years, so women of all ages will find this book helpful.