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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 27th January 2015

#TellHisStory: Be a Doris

#TellHisStory: Be a Doris

Doris was our pastor’s wife in the early ’80s. When I called her house — often looking for my mom — it was from our old rotary phone in the kitchen. It was the kind of phone with a twirly cord that could stretch the length of a room. She didn’t know who was ...

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Tuesday 27th January 2015

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Janis Van Keuren

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Janis Van Keuren

Letting Go  Janis Van Keuren Last year when Jennifer launched a team for the release of her new book, “Love Idol,” each of us was challenged to find the idol lurking in our personal lives and surrender it to the Lord. At first blush, it seemed obvious to me that my idol was the approval […]

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Monday 26th January 2015

You {and Your Dreams} Are Made to Soar

You {and Your Dreams} Are Made to Soar

When I was a girl, I had this one recurring dream. It’s crystal-clear on the playback — I’m wearing Strawberry Shortcake pajamas, standing barefoot in the long grass, down by the lilac tree. My tiny heart understands instinctively that I was made to fly. So I try. I stretch out my arms, and ...

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Friday 23rd January 2015

Change Isn’t Safe, But It’s Good

Change Isn't Safe, But It's Good

It was 1998. My husband and I were a couple years into our marriage, and we were given an opportunity to move on to new jobs. Both of us are type-A planners, so we scratched out a long list of “pros” and “cons.” We could see clearly: The benefits far outweighed the ...

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Wednesday 21st January 2015

#TellHisStory: When It Seems Like It’s Just One Trouble After the Next

#TellHisStory: When It Seems Like It's Just One Trouble After the Next

It was two springs ago. The rain wouldn’t stop. It fell in thundering sheets, pooling in farmfields and backyards. Water ponded in basements, sneaking in while the world slumbered. This is the way of storms: The sky can stand calm above you one hour, and then scream with rage the next. Yes, ...

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