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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 22nd May 2015

No More Sleepwalking Through Life

let's not sleepwalk through life

The other day, I wrote something on my Facebook page that made a woman cry. A simple truth struck a tender place in her heart. This is what I wrote: “You are a person.” I know. Simple. Nothing earth-shattering. Except that it is. It is earth-shattering.  I wrote some others things, ...

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Tuesday 19th May 2015

#TellHisStory: A Story That We Don’t Want to Read — But We Have To

#TellHisStory: A Story That We Don't Want to Read -- But We Have To

It was nearly midnight. In the dark, all I could think about was a nine-year-old girl. I could see her in my mind — dark-brown hair, eyes the shape of saucers, dirty bare feet. She stood motionless as the shadow of evil hollowed out her hope. Behind her, stood a figure, who was painted ...

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Friday 15th May 2015

Face East, My Friend

Face East, My Friend

I was out on the roads before dawn this morning, headed to my 5:15 a.m. exercise class. (Allow me to pause briefly to reflect on that sentence, small miracle that it is.) One of the things that happens when you’re up that early is that you see pre-dawn beauty you ordinarily miss. And ...

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Tuesday 12th May 2015

#TellHisStory: A Love Letter for A Second-Born Child

#TellHisStory: A Love Letter for A Second-Born Child

Dear Daughter, I loved you instantly, of course. It was the second time in my life that a delivery-room nurse had placed a wrinkled newborn girl in my arms. When my lips brushed across your cheek, I knew it would be a cinch to love you as much as I loved your big sister. But […]

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Saturday 9th May 2015

A Letter To Every Mother on Mother’s Day

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Dear Mom, No, you didn’t do it perfectly. You lost your temper when you should have given yourself a timeout. You delivered scoldings when you should have offered grace. You forgot to send the lunch money, got the wrong size shoes, counted Ketchup as a vegetable, and gave in too early. ...

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