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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 12th February 2016

On Love and War and 70 Years (& a book giveaway)

On Love and War and 70 Years (& a book giveaway)

On Love and War and 70 Years By Stephanie Rische The year was 1946. The Nuremburg war trials had begun. Wartime price controls were being lifted in the United States. And America’s boys were slowly trickling back from the war . . . including the tall, dark-haired Lieutenant Voiland, having ...

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Wednesday 10th February 2016

On Ash Wednesday, The Words We All Long To Hear

On Ash Wednesday, The Words We All Long To Hear

It is Ash Wednesday, the night when mortals remember how temporary we are. Under the steeple of our country church, Pastor Rich will smear an ashen cross on every forehead in the room, while delivering a thundering reminder to each soul: “To dust you shall return.” Tonight my ...

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Tuesday 9th February 2016

how to find your way home – #TellHisStory (book giveaway!)

how to find your way home - #TellHisStory (book giveaway!)

This did not feel like home, not at first. I was as Iowa as a girl can get. But I had felt destined for the city, not the farm. But home snuck up on me, when I wasn’t looking, where I wasn’t looking. I don’t recall the exact moment, but I knew I was home […]

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Saturday 6th February 2016

“I know how this all turns out.” ~ God

I know how this all turns out

It was clear we were going to be late for an important meeting. There was nothing we could do. The traffic was bad. The stoplights weren’t going our way. The road we were about to turn onto was a tangle of snow plows and bottlenecks. In times like those, I am tempted to panic. But […]

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Friday 5th February 2016

notes from the 14th floor of Mayo Clinic

notes from the 14th floor of Mayo Clinic

Yesterday, we were back at Mayo again. Dad continues to work through some major health problems. These are tough times right now. But remarkably, these days are also filled with unspeakable joy. Have you ever experienced joy like that, when it sneaks up on you at an unexpected time? One of the ...

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