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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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Wednesday 16th April 2014

#TellHisStory: It’s Wednesday, but Sunday’s Comin’

#TellHisStory: It's Wednesday, but Sunday's Comin'

Sometimes, life doesn’t make a lick of sense until you look back on it in the rear-view mirror. Because when you’re in the middle, it’s a muddle. This was my muddle: I could never figure out why the tomb was empty. I mean, I knew what the Bible said, but that didn’t seem ...

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Monday 14th April 2014

One Thing We Need to Know as Holy Week Begins

One Thing We Need to Know as Holy Week Begins

I spot her in a wheelchair, and her soft eyes are fixed on something — or maybe nothing at all. I cross the dining room of the nursing home to kneel down at her side. “We’ve come to say hello,” I tell my old friend, adding a cheery, “Happy Palm Sunday.” “It’s Palm Sunday?” she...

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Wednesday 9th April 2014

#TellHisStory: When You Need Someone to Rescue You

#TellHisStory: When You Need Someone to Rescue You

The man scrambled down the side of the snowy ditch, arms stretched out like a scarecrow to balance himself. He ran as fast as a guy can run through crusty snow — snow that was a foot deep but not solid enough to keep a grown man from falling in with each step. This is...

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Tuesday 8th April 2014

#Preapproved Writer of the Week: Shelly Miller

#Preapproved Writer of the Week: Shelly Miller

Why Love Idols Are Sneaky and Convincing By Shelly Miller On Saturday night, after the dinner dishes are loaded in the dishwasher, I spread out on the couch underneath a blanket and watch 12 Years a Slave. Thirty minutes into the story, I mumble sheepishly to my husband, “This isn’t a feel good ...

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