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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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Thursday 8th October 2015

When A Bodybuilding Challenge Ruins Your Image

God's love is unfailing

When A Bodybuilding Challenge Ruins Your Image By Rachel Britz A few years ago my husband came to me with an idea. He was looking for permission, really. For his 40th birthday he wanted to challenge himself to a total body transformation and partake in the regiment, work out, and diet of a ...

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Tuesday 6th October 2015

six words that can make all the difference today — #TellHisStory

six words that can make all the difference today -- #TellHisStory

I don’t talk about the devil much. I hate to give him too much press or too much credit. But some days, there’s no way around it. He’s got to be called out for who he is: liar, liar, pants on fire.  Today is one of those days. Today is a day when I might be tempted […]

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Friday 2nd October 2015

The Best Football Play of the Year — Guaranteed to Make You Smile

football game, prayer

Thousands of high schoolers will return to the gridiron tonight, but the best football play of the year happened last Friday night on a field not too far from our house. I wouldn’t have known about it, except that our friend Dan LaRock posted this photo on his Facebook page. Take a close ...

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Tuesday 29th September 2015

the extravagant invitation we’ve all been waiting for — #TellHisStory

your mess

So, I’ve been having this dream. And in the dream, there’s a long table stretching out under an open sky. The heavens are coated with stars, so many that we don’t need to light the ivory tapers that someone twisted into those crystal holders. The table is covered in a white cloth that blows in ...

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Monday 28th September 2015

How Twenty Seconds of Effort Can Change Someone’s Day

How Twenty Seconds of Effort Can Change Someone's Day

The other day, I stood on the sidelines as the high school marching band finished up its morning rehearsal. Our oldest daughter plays the marimba for the band. She’s one of several eighth graders invited to play with the high schoolers this year. So, as you might imagine, that’s a ...

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