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 »

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Tell His Story

Our words and stories hold power, ever since God first spoke these four: “Let there be light.”

Stories have been a Gospel-proven means by which we can understand one another – and by which we can understand ourselves.

We need your story.

That’s where #TellHisStory comes in.

You are the chroniclers, the people who help others make sense of the world with your words.

Story is how we know that, no matter what happens, we can get back up again.

About #TellHisStory:

Each Wednesday, shortly after midnight, I will post my contribution to the #TellHisStory writing project. At that time, I will open up the linky for you to add your own story. We can connect on Twitter with the #TellHisStory hashtag. Write whatever story God lays on your heart. Post an Instagram, and include the #TellHisStory link. What story has God been writing in or through your life, or through the lives of those around you?

There’s more to #TellHisStory:

Most weeks, at 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights, I will feature stories from other authors and writers. Sometimes, we’ll be giving away books.

Evere week, I will visit as many #TellHisStory posts as I can, and I will select one to feature over in my side under the headline “Featured #TellHis Story.” This isn’t a writing contest. I’m just eager to share and celebrate your stories with the community.

Now, there’s something else you need to know. This is a safe place to tell your stories. You don’t have to be a professional writer or a grammarian to join us. Story is built into every single one of us. Your story matters, because it’s part of God’s story down through history, not because you punctuated everything correctly. Deal?

To participate, simply:

1. Write your #TellHisStory post, from your heart, straight onto your blog.

2. Link up, and invite friends to join in by posting the #TellHisStory badge on your post.

3. Copy and paste the permalink to your post.

4. Using the linky tool, enter your link.

5. Find someone (or two) in the link-up to encourage with a comment. Link their post on Twitter with the hashtag #TellHisStory.

Your words matter to God. They matter to people. And they matter to me!



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 2nd September 2014

#TellHisStory: How One Small Act Can Change Someone’s World

#TellHisStory: How One Small Act Can Change Someone's World

She wrote upside-down on the stationery, and she apologized for the mistake. But in truth, her upside-down words were the most right-side-up words I had read in a long time. Her name was Paula. She wrote me the letter more than a decade ago, and it covered two sides of her notecard. I found ...

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Wednesday 27th August 2014

#TellHisStory: What Ferguson Taught Us

#TellHisStory: What Ferguson Taught Us

It was Sunday morning in Ferguson, Missouri. And this is what I saw. This is what I learned. Join me at The High Calling today for a special installment of #TellHisStory. A week ago, my friend Deidra invited me to join her in Ferguson to tell stories of the people there. We spent the weekend... ...

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Wednesday 20th August 2014

#TellHisStory: The Ministry of the Newly Sharpened Pencil

#TellHisStory: The Ministry of the Newly Sharpened Pencil

The girls’ bedrooms are dark now, and it’s hard saying whether they’ve actually fallen asleep. They are jittery with excitement. Tomorrow’s the first day of school here. Just now, their overstuffed backpacks are leaning against the back door, and I marvel at the fact ...

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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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