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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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Friday 8th May 2015

The Best Mother’s Day Present Yet

The Best Mother's Day Present Yet

She was just like me. I knew it when we first met on a dirt path in Haiti. I knew it when I saw how she looked at her children — with equal parts worry and affection. It was how she stacked the pots and pans, how she swept the floor, how she kept the clothes clean […]

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Monday 4th May 2015

Confessions From a So-Called “Prayer Expert”

Confessions From a  So-Called "Prayer Expert"

Confessions From a So-Called “Prayer Expert” By Kelly O’Dell Stanley Whenever someone refers to me as an expert on prayer, I want to laugh out loud. Then I feel embarrassed for being such a hypocrite—after all, I did write a book about prayer. It’s not an illogical conclusion. ...

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Friday 1st May 2015

You’re Making a Mark on the World — 100% Guaranteed

You're Making a Mark on the World -- 100% Guaranteed

A photo of camels marching across the desert appeared in my Facebook news feed the other day. An aerial photographer had taken the photo at sunset, about 10 years ago. National Geographic magazine named it one of the best photos of that particular year. Look closely, though. There’s more ...

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Tuesday 28th April 2015

#TellHisStory: Why I Asked God to Break My Heart

#TellHisStory: Why I Asked God to Break My Heart

God saved my life the day I changed my prayers. I stopped asking Him to fix things. And I started asking Him to break things. Namely, my heart. God would need to break me out of the miserable heart-prison I was trapped in. Yeah, I was saved. But I was stuck. I would need Him to free me from ...

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