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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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Sunday 9th August 2015

if you’re feeling a little messy & imperfect as the week begins

if you're feeling a little messy & imperfect as the week begins

It’s the start of a new week, and if it’s anything like last week, this one will have its own brand of messy. I am so grateful that I am not defined by the piles of laundry, the dust on the coffee table, the ring in the bathtub, the expired sour cream in the refrigerator, […]

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Friday 7th August 2015

So God Made a Family

So God Made a Family

And on the 8th day, God looked down on the good earth he made and said, “I need people to love and care for each other.” So, God made a family. God said “I need a lot of somebodies to show the world what it means to weave hearts, to shape souls, and to stubbornly stick […]

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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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Sunday 2nd August 2015

If you’re feeling a little broken as the week begins …

If you're feeling a little broken as the week begins ...

We were at Laity Lodge in Texas one fall. It was a cool Sunday morning, along the jade-colored Frio River, and the morning light shone in just right on the communion table. The pastor was a friend, Gordon. I don’t remember the story he told, but I do recall the main idea of his message: ...

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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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