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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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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 17th March 2015

Jesus, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Comeback Kids

Jesus, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Comeback Kids

I confessed on the blog yesterday that my mind occasionally wanders during worship. But sometimes? That wandering ends up being the truest worship. Take Sunday afternoon, for instance. My favorite farmer and I attended a worship event with a few dozen friends. The music was great, the speaker ...

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Tuesday 10th March 2015

#TellHisStory: How To Make Your Happily-Ever-After Last

#TellHisStory: How To Make Your Happily-Ever-After Last

Milo and Wanda have always sat in the same pew of our church, on the north side. And they were always touching, holding hands. His arm was often draped around her, along the back of the pew. Her hand rested on his leg. He dragged around an oxygen tank. She needed knee surgery. They’d been ...

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Tuesday 17th February 2015

#TellHisStory: Who Are We, If Not People of the Cross?

#TellHisStory: Who Are We, If Not People of the Cross?

It’s the faces. We won’t forget the faces. The set jaws, the stoic eyes. We can’t forget how they were paraded along the seashore. They were earnest, and on their knees, before their martyrdom, knowing that it was going to end right there, in the sand. All because they were ...

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Tuesday 10th February 2015

#TellHisStory: I Saw You, Jesus

#TellHisStory: I Saw You, Jesus

I saw You, Jesus. You were in the back pew, with Your sad eyes, and Your two boys who wouldn’t sit still. Their dad was home, asleep on the couch. I saw You. You were in the corner of the conference-room hall. You were praying that someone might save a spot for You at a table. You were […]

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Wednesday 4th February 2015

#TellHisStory: How Singing Changes Everything

#TellHisStory: How Singing Changes Everything

It happened like this: The girls were in the two back seats of the car. The tunes were cranked up ear-split loud, to the max, because that’s how we roll. “Let’s sing it, girls! Let me hear ya,” I cheered. And so we all found a part to sing, a trio of one mother and two ...

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Tuesday 27th January 2015

#TellHisStory: Be a Doris

#TellHisStory: Be a Doris

Doris was our pastor’s wife in the early ’80s. When I called her house — often looking for my mom — it was from our old rotary phone in the kitchen. It was the kind of phone with a twirly cord that could stretch the length of a room. She didn’t know who was ...

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