Storyteller. Grace Dweller.

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 »

Don't Miss a Post!

Subscribe to Blog Posts

 

free updates sent directly to your inbox.

29

Tuesday 1st August 2017

what would happen if we let our lives preach louder than our lips?

what would happen if we let our lives preach louder than our lips?

These long walks in the countryside, with a paper in my hand, always catch me with my guard down. I’m far enough away from the the house, the iPhone, the laundry, the messy calendar. It’s just me, this paper, a long empty road … and Jesus.     My heart thumps a ...

Read More

79

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Let’s Stop Saying “I’ll Pray For You” And Do This Instead.

Let's Stop Saying "I'll Pray For You" And Do This Instead.

Suzie came to the edge of the stage at the front of the room and asked me if I needed anything else before I spoke to the women filling the seats. I had almost everything that I needed. Microphone. Check. Water. Check. Outline. Check. Tissues, (because I almost always cry a little when I talk ...

Read More

30

Tuesday 18th July 2017

What an Old Farmer Teaches Us About True Hospitality

What an Old Farmer Teaches Us About True Hospitality

This is my friend Helmer. He’s an old farmer who lives up the road from us. If you drove from our farm to his, you’d pass by the country church where we worship together on Sunday mornings. There are a lot of things I love about Helmer. The way he sings hymns by heart – […]

Read More

1

Friday 14th July 2017

A Mid-Summer Manifesto for Anyone Who Thinks She’s Failing

A Mid-Summer Manifesto for Anyone Who Thinks She’s Failing

According to my to-do list, I’m failing at Summer 2017. I have blown so many self-imposed deadlines. Major goals on my list remain unmet. Even small projects around the house have been backburnered. With the kids home, my day is a symphony of constant interruptions, sounding like the clatter of ...

Read More

36

Monday 10th July 2017

Scared? Here’s why you shouldn’t take the Chicken Exit.

Scared? Here's why you shouldn't take the Chicken Exit.

Our family visited an amusement park every summer when I was growing up. My favorite ride: a rollercoaster called the Tornado. Ironically, it was also the ride I dreaded the most. When I stood in line with my dad, I lived in the tension of wanting to get on the ride, but fearing I would ...

Read More