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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 13th August 2014

#TellHisStory: If You’re Feeling a Little Lost and Unseen

#TellHisStory: If You're Feeling a Little Lost and Unseen

It was a cheap $32 ring. Not my wedding band, or my grandmother’s diamond, or some sparkling honker of a gem from Tiffany’s. It wasn’t anything worth anything to anyone. Except to me. It was just a ring. That’s what I tried to tell myself. Except that it was more. To me, the ring was an ...

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Tuesday 12th August 2014

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Cheri Gregory (Plus a Book giveaway!)

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Cheri Gregory (Plus a Book giveaway!)

The True Price of Approval Cheri Gregory My craving for motherly approval was not on my mind when I got into direct sales. I joined a party plan company two decades ago for one reason: I love a great bargain. I was honest with my recruiter: I just wanted the starter kit products worth $300... ...

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Monday 11th August 2014

A Prayer for the Persecuted in Our World

A Prayer for the Persecuted in Our World

Dear Lord, The world is bloody-scarred. An awful mess. It groans. And we weep. We scroll through our news feeds and we see the horror — of people, children, at knife-point and gun-point — and we wonder what’s the point? What’s the point of all this, God? The world ...

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Thursday 7th August 2014

I’m a White Girl from Rural Iowa … and I’m ‘Going There’

I'm a White Girl from Rural Iowa ... and I'm 'Going There'

When I was a little, I always pulled the apricot crayon from the cardboard box when I needed to color a face. I would lightly brush that crayon against the page, face after face after face, page after page, to make everyone in the coloring book look like everyone in my Barbie case, everyone ...

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