Category: Tell His Story

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Tuesday 25th August 2015

Come and See — #TellHisStory (With a Book & DVD Giveaway!)

Come and See -- #TellHisStory (With a Book & DVD Giveaway!)

They still ask me to come and see. Every time they build a new Minecraft village with cobblestone, wooden planks and iron ore. Every time they make some new craft out of popsicle sticks and too much glitter. Every time they pluck fist-fulls of clover and ask for a vase. “Mom,” they ...

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Tuesday 18th August 2015

Keeping the Faith, When Life is Hard – #TellHisStory

Keeping the Faith, When Life is Hard - #TellHisStory

The news came like it often does: straight out of a clear-blue sky, like a thunderhead that wasn’t on the radar. The radar on Pam and Ken’s life looked pretty clear: They had been married 43 years, had huge hearts for ministry and had a bunch of grandchildren who adore them. (Proof: Ken drove ...

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Tuesday 11th August 2015

Three of the Most Important Words You Could Say – #TellHisStory

Three of the Most Important Words You Could Say - #TellHisStory

The memory is fuzzy, because I was so low on sleep and my mind wasn’t level. Hinges were loose, and I couldn’t make sense of my world. So I can only see the blur of the memory now, on the playback. I didn’t know it yet, but I was depressed. I needed help. Yet I didn’t ...

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Tuesday 4th August 2015

#TellHisStory: Rock Bottom, the Color Purple, and a GIVEAWAY

#TellHisStory: Rock Bottom, the Color Purple, and a GIVEAWAY

The purple grabbed my attention. Dozens of bottles — in shades of violet and plum and lilac — glistened under the lights of an antique store in North Carolina, where I attended a retreat with girlfriends. I lingered a long time near the purple bottles, touching the tops of them, ...

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Tuesday 28th July 2015

#TellHisStory: Does God Care About Your Happiness?

#TellHisStory: Does God Care About Your Happiness?

Several months ago, I sat at a table with half a dozen women — all of them rock-solid followers of Jesus. We shared deeply from our hearts about what our struggles were, and what we needed most right now to get through the upcoming year. We also talked about what we felt was missing in ...

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Tuesday 21st July 2015

#TellHisStory: The Easiest Way to Let People Know They Matter

#TellHisStory: The Easiest Way to Let People Know They Matter

It’s my fourth birthday, and Mom stands on the hem of my memory. I’m playing musical chairs with cherry-cheeked friends in the next room. And I think I see Mom on the edge, putting candles in a cake while standing barefoot in the kitchen. But it’s all so fuzzy. Fast-forward to another ...

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Tuesday 14th July 2015

#TellHisStory: What It Really Means to Have Compassion

Struggling Girl, Sudan, Kevin Carter

The museum was closing in half an hour, and I knew we wouldn’t want to miss the Pulitzer Prize Photography Gallery on the first floor. The gallery includes prints of every Pulitzer-Prize winning photograph taken since 1942. We moved slowly along the wall, lingering at each image, all of ...

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Tuesday 7th July 2015

#TellHisStory: Let There Be Peace on Facebook

mother teresa, peace

Anna and I sat on a long bench on the end of a dock, while the sun slid down the back side of the day. If I could have taken a sip of the sky, it would have tasted like an orange smoothie. Anna swung her legs, and they brushed back and forth against mine. […]

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Tuesday 30th June 2015

#TellHisStory: When You’re Going Through a Storm

storms

It was the year 2000. A Friday morning. My newspaper editor had called. “Jennifer. How quickly can you get to northeast Iowa? More than a dozen twisters went through.” I fumbled for my glasses. Slipped on blue jeans and tennis shoes. I kissed my husband goodbye, and grabbed a stack of ...

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Tuesday 23rd June 2015

#TellHisStory: How To Get Your Praise On

praise god, doxology

So I admit, I did stop right smack-dab in the middle of the highway. I did, in fact, first check the rear-view mirror for traffic on this little section of Iowa highway. Then, I pressed the brakes, grabbed the camera from the passenger seat and snapped a quick photo through my car window. The ...

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