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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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Friday 19th December 2014

What God Wants from Us This Christmas

What God Wants from Us This Christmas

Dear God, It’s me again. And I’m wondering, “What do I give this Christmas to that special someone in my life who has everything?” I mean You, of course. You’re that special someone. What’s on Your Christmas List this year?   Do you want for anything? You, the God of everything? If You don’t ...

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Wednesday 17th December 2014

#TellHisStory: Buttons

#TellHisStory: Buttons

I’m sitting in the soft glow of my Christmas tree. The lights look like creamy buttons scattered on canvas. Outside, the sun has dipped below the horizon, leaving a slash of orange where Earth meets sky. I sit with pen in hand, writing a longhand list of graces. My pen makes a catalog of ...

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Tuesday 16th December 2014

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Joy Lenton

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Joy Lenton

Broken Joy Lenton It was the broken kettle that did it. An insecure lid, leaking base and awkward handle rendered it almost unusable. We’d discussed replacing it, but held fire because we were thinking of moving, and who knew what might fit or look best in a new kitchen? Still, I ignored ...

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Monday 15th December 2014

How to Make it Through a Hard Christmas

How to Make it Through a Hard Christmas

She sat next to me in the wooden pew, with her head bowed, after everyone had filed out the glass doors. She told me how Christmas is the hardest time of all– How her extended family can’t manage to sit down for one blessed meal without a conflict erupting over the table. How ...

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Friday 12th December 2014

What Happens When Women Across America Reach Across the Ocean

What Happens When Women Across America Reach Across the Ocean

It was one year ago when I stood under her shoddy tin roof, with my sandaled feet planted on her dirt floor. “Melting.” That’s the word she used to describe what was happening to her house. Her house was melting. Disintegrating. Every time it rained, her house eroded more and ...

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