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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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Monday 22nd September 2014

When Life is Short & Everything is Changing

When Life is Short & Everything is Changing

It’s all changing. I stand at the window, on a Monday and see it from my window — how it’s all changing. Summer’s leaves have begun to blush toward fall. Our fields are a lion’s mane yellow. This older face is looking back at me, in the window reflection. She is a ...

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Friday 19th September 2014

I’m Not Living For Applause

I'm Not Living For Applause

It was Friday afternoon, one week ago today. I had just pulled my car onto the retreat center’s long driveway, and the gravel was crackling in the wheel wells. I was taking these deep cleansing breaths, the kind they teach you in Lamaze. It was the kind of breathing that felt as much like ...

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Tuesday 16th September 2014

#TellHisStory: What to Expect When You’re Expecting … a Calf

#TellHisStory: What to Expect When You're Expecting ... a Calf

I am holding a butter knife in my left hand, thinking I could use it to slice through the expectancy hovering in this kitchen. My daughter, Lydia, drums her fingers on the breakfast bar, while her neglected oatmeal hardens on the edge of the bowl. “I’ve got it!” She pushes her glasses up ...

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Tuesday 16th September 2014

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Jessica Bolyard

#PreApproved Writer of the Week: Jessica Bolyard

Learning What True Contentment Means By Jessica Bolyard Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” (1 Kings 18:21)  This spring, I joined the Love Idol Movement, seeking to ...

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Monday 15th September 2014

Light , for Your Darkest Days

Light , for Your Darkest Days

You are in the middle of your story, and yeah, it might look dim today. But—spoiler alert—the Light wins. No matter what the headline says. No matter what the MRI says. No matter what it says on your credit-card statement, your report card, your overworked calendar, or your latest rejection ...

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