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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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Monday 31st August 2015

What We All Need to Know on the First Day of School

What We All Need to Know on the First Day of School

Dear kids, It’s your first day of school, girls, and I know it will be a great day — not because it all went perfectly, or because the conditions were ideal, or because you didn’t get bored. Today will be great, because you get to do this. You get to do school.   Today is ...

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Saturday 29th August 2015

The One Phrase We All Need To Eliminate From Our Vocabulary

The One Phrase We All Need To Eliminate From Our Vocabulary

In the body of Christ, do you ever feel like an eyelash or a toenail, while your friends are biceps or legs? That’s what it was like for my friend, who serves as a school janitor. Exhausted from the extra work, she called me the other day, wondering what worth her work held. To her, it ...

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Tuesday 25th August 2015

Come and See — #TellHisStory (With a Book & DVD Giveaway!)

Come and See -- #TellHisStory (With a Book & DVD Giveaway!)

They still ask me to come and see. Every time they build a new Minecraft village with cobblestone, wooden planks and iron ore. Every time they make some new craft out of popsicle sticks and too much glitter. Every time they pluck fist-fulls of clover and ask for a vase. “Mom,” they ...

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Monday 24th August 2015

The Truth That Could Make All the Difference for You Today

The Truth That Could Make All the Difference for You Today

I’ll never forget the first time I read the shortest verse in the New Testament: “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) I was in my early 30s, sitting on the couch at a little cabin on an Iowa lake. When I read that Jesus wept, I wept, too — overwhelmed by a Savior who knew what the ...

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Tuesday 18th August 2015

Keeping the Faith, When Life is Hard – #TellHisStory

Keeping the Faith, When Life is Hard - #TellHisStory

The news came like it often does: straight out of a clear-blue sky, like a thunderhead that wasn’t on the radar. The radar on Pam and Ken’s life looked pretty clear: They had been married 43 years, had huge hearts for ministry and had a bunch of grandchildren who adore them. (Proof: Ken drove ...

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