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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!

~Jennifer

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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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Tuesday 6th January 2015

#TellHisStory: Fight Back With Joy

#TellHisStory: Fight Back With Joy

The January wind blew across the yard, a winter storm unfurling. Our friends stood on the rug inside the front door, shivering the cold off their shoulders. Their daughters’ suitcases and backpacks sat on the floor between us — along with a hundred hard, heavy questions about all ...

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Tuesday 30th December 2014

The One Resolution that Can Change Your Year … and Your Life

The One Resolution that Can Change Your Year ... and Your Life

The winter wind has been growling every night, growling at the dark, slamming against the windows. Rattling the house. And rattling us. This is the way the New Year might come for some of us. It can slam us hard. Rattle us to the bone. Before I flip the page on the calendar, the New […]

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Tuesday 23rd December 2014

How to End the Bluest Blue Christmas This Year (We Need You!)

How to End the Bluest Blue Christmas This Year (We Need You!)

I ask the boy where he sleeps at night, and he scuffs a ragged shoe on the rock-hard floor of his pitched tent. Right here, on this floor, he says with his foot. His brothers sleep beside him. A shabby blue tarp “wall” of his family’s tent whips in the breeze. For half of his ...

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