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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 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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Wednesday 21st January 2015

#TellHisStory: When It Seems Like It’s Just One Trouble After the Next

#TellHisStory: When It Seems Like It's Just One Trouble After the Next

It was two springs ago. The rain wouldn’t stop. It fell in thundering sheets, pooling in farmfields and backyards. Water ponded in basements, sneaking in while the world slumbered. This is the way of storms: The sky can stand calm above you one hour, and then scream with rage the next. Yes, ...

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Wednesday 14th January 2015

#TellHisStory: The One Secret to Finding Your True Self

#TellHisStory: The One Secret to Finding Your True Self

This is a story about a girl named Gracie. It’s also a story about YOU. Three years ago, Gracie had a different name, a different home, and a mommy who gave her life, but couldn’t keep her for life. That baby girl ended up in an orphanage. And when that orphanage imploded in ...

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