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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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Tuesday 9th September 2014

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Diane Bailey

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Diane Bailey

The Bright Light of PreApproval Diane Bailey For years I have tried to find a cure for my addiction.  It started as most addictions do – They are a healthy need in life that meets with some event, and morphs into something unhealthy. We all need love and approval, but mine became an addiction ...

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Monday 8th September 2014

If It Feels Like Another Manic Monday

If It Feels Like Another Manic Monday

Hello Lord, I remember as a teen girl, singing along with the Bangles, about how Mondays are “manic.” It was just a song lyric then. But some Mondays? The lyrics come alive in my bones. And let’s face it: Mondays would be manic without You in them.  I suspect Mondays feel so ...

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Friday 5th September 2014

Keep Reading: It’s Not the End of the Book

Keep Reading: It's Not the End of the Book

For years, I have kept a little slip of paper tucked between the pages of my Bible. It says: “Keep reading. It’s not the end of the book.” I found that piece of paper again yesterday, somewhere in Isaiah, and it brought me a great measure of needed peace. Because there’s ...

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Tuesday 2nd September 2014

#TellHisStory: How One Small Act Can Change Someone’s World

#TellHisStory: How One Small Act Can Change Someone's World

She wrote upside-down on the stationery, and she apologized for the mistake. But in truth, her upside-down words were the most right-side-up words I had read in a long time. Her name was Paula. She wrote me the letter more than a decade ago, and it covered two sides of her notecard. I found ...

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