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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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Tuesday 24th February 2015

#TellHisStory: When You’re Tired of Masks

#TellHisStory: When You're Tired of Masks

I have worn and discarded countless masks through my life, trying on different ones, depending on what part of my interior life I wanted to hide. The disguises helped me survive in junior high locker rooms, corporate board rooms, Bible study classrooms, and new friends’ living rooms. Or so I ...

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Tuesday 24th February 2015

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Marie Bride

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Marie Bride

Appropriately Clothed in PreApproval Marie Bride My Love Idol is appearances. For so many years, I’ve been tormented with the demon of not feeling worthy, good enough, attractive enough, intelligent enough, popular enough — a broken record that just keeps scratching into oblivion. ...

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Monday 23rd February 2015

The Only Way Out

The Only Way Out

Have you ever been stuck in a pit so deep that you didn’t think you’d ever get out? I was stuck in a hole for 15 years. My hole was the shape of doubt. I didn’t believe the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. I was afraid that the whole Bible was a sham. But I […]

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Friday 20th February 2015

You Need to Make Time for You

You Need to Make Time for You

I had lunch the other day. Which may not sound like a big deal, but it was. Trust me. Here’s why: It wasn’t a “grab-a-boiled-egg-and-turkey-from-the-fridge lunch.” It wasn’t an “eat-at-the-kitchen-counter lunch.” It was real lunch. The kind where a ...

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Tuesday 17th February 2015

#TellHisStory: Who Are We, If Not People of the Cross?

#TellHisStory: Who Are We, If Not People of the Cross?

It’s the faces. We won’t forget the faces. The set jaws, the stoic eyes. We can’t forget how they were paraded along the seashore. They were earnest, and on their knees, before their martyrdom, knowing that it was going to end right there, in the sand. All because they were ...

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