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I’m Jennifer — wife of an Iowa farmer, mom to two girls, new book author. I believe in you, because I believe in Jesus. You matter to Him, and you matter to me. more »

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Wednesday 25th March 2015

How To Find Chill-Time with Jesus, Right Where You Are

How To Find Chill-Time with Jesus, Right Where You Are

We could travel the world in search of stillness, but if we don’t have the courage to look within, we will never find what we’re looking for. Friend, are you in need of a beach? If you can’t get there, how can you bring the beach to yourself? How can we all “be still” in […]

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Tuesday 24th March 2015

#TellHisStory: What Kara Tippetts Taught Us About Living Our Story

#TellHisStory: What Kara Tippetts Taught Us About Living Our Story

In the end, each of us is a story. And hers read like a prequel — the back-story to the real story that was already written for her, before time began. Maybe you’ve read her story by now, the story of Kara Tippetts, who taught us all how to live well and die well. She lived the […]

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Monday 23rd March 2015

What We All Need to Remember Every Spring

What We All Need to Remember Every Spring

My father-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, a few weeks before the first tulips popped their glossy mouths open, toward the spring sky. Our daughters were six and three at the time, and they immediately asked us if “Bop”—as they called him—was going to die. The prognosis wasn’t good, ...

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Tuesday 17th March 2015

Jesus, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Comeback Kids

Jesus, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Comeback Kids

I confessed on the blog yesterday that my mind occasionally wanders during worship. But sometimes? That wandering ends up being the truest worship. Take Sunday afternoon, for instance. My favorite farmer and I attended a worship event with a few dozen friends. The music was great, the speaker ...

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Tuesday 17th March 2015

How Mommy Guilt Feels (Guest Post and Book Giveaway)

How Mommy Guilt Feels (Guest Post and Book Giveaway)

How Mommy Guilt Feels By Stacey Thacker Mommy guilt can cause weariness a nap won’t fix. It weighs us down and wears us out. It turns perfectly normal moms into women who are convinced they could win the prize for Worst Mom of the Year. I know. Recently I failed epically. I wrote something ...

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