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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 14th April 2015

#TellHisStory: When Community is Hard Work

#TellHisStory: When Community is Hard Work

The phone rang. My friend’s last name flashed across the caller ID. When a friend dials that late, you know it’s probably a distress call. “Hello?” I whispered into the phone from the darkened living room. “You OK?” The wobble in her voice betrayed her tear-soaked distress. But I didn’t know ...

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Monday 13th April 2015

Words For a Homesick Heart

Words For a Homesick Heart

I graduated from high school with a class of 37 people. So I was, at once, terrified and ecstatic about heading off to university that fall. Tears ran down my cheeks when my parents left me on the campus of Iowa State University. I felt lost in a sea of 25,000 faces. I didn’t know where I would ...

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Saturday 11th April 2015

The Secret to Being the Best Kind of Friend

The Secret to Being the Best Kind of Friend

As a teenager, I logged many hours babysitting kids in our tiny Iowa farming community. Early on in my babysitting “career,” my mom gave me a piece of advice that I’ve not forgotten. Mom told me that after I put the children to bed, I ought to go the extra mile by washing dishes, putting […]

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Tuesday 7th April 2015

#TellHisStory: On Your Mark, Get Set (How to Deal with Weakness)

#TellHisStory: On Your Mark, Get Set (How to Deal with Weakness)

We sat in the dark, in padded fold-down auditorium chairs. My husband’s hand rested on my knee. The stage was lit before us, and the actor portraying Jesus stood in the spotlight. This was our first Passion Play. Have you ever been to one? There’s something so heart-gripping when ...

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Saturday 4th April 2015

God Chooses the Weak

God Chooses the Weak

The Bible tells us that the Lord has a habit of putting weak people at work in ways that scare them a little. That can feel terrifying, right? So, the funny thing is, I wrote this devotional for The High Calling several weeks ago about how “God Chooses the Weak.” (It is published ...

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