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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 21st July 2015

#TellHisStory: The Easiest Way to Let People Know They Matter

#TellHisStory: The Easiest Way to Let People Know They Matter

It’s my fourth birthday, and Mom stands on the hem of my memory. I’m playing musical chairs with cherry-cheeked friends in the next room. And I think I see Mom on the edge, putting candles in a cake while standing barefoot in the kitchen. But it’s all so fuzzy. Fast-forward to another ...

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Tuesday 14th July 2015

#TellHisStory: What It Really Means to Have Compassion

Struggling Girl, Sudan, Kevin Carter

The museum was closing in half an hour, and I knew we wouldn’t want to miss the Pulitzer Prize Photography Gallery on the first floor. The gallery includes prints of every Pulitzer-Prize winning photograph taken since 1942. We moved slowly along the wall, lingering at each image, all of ...

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Tuesday 7th July 2015

#TellHisStory: Let There Be Peace on Facebook

mother teresa, peace

Anna and I sat on a long bench on the end of a dock, while the sun slid down the back side of the day. If I could have taken a sip of the sky, it would have tasted like an orange smoothie. Anna swung her legs, and they brushed back and forth against mine. […]

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Tuesday 30th June 2015

#TellHisStory: When You’re Going Through a Storm

storms

It was the year 2000. A Friday morning. My newspaper editor had called. “Jennifer. How quickly can you get to northeast Iowa? More than a dozen twisters went through.” I fumbled for my glasses. Slipped on blue jeans and tennis shoes. I kissed my husband goodbye, and grabbed a stack of ...

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Tuesday 23rd June 2015

#TellHisStory: How To Get Your Praise On

praise god, doxology

So I admit, I did stop right smack-dab in the middle of the highway. I did, in fact, first check the rear-view mirror for traffic on this little section of Iowa highway. Then, I pressed the brakes, grabbed the camera from the passenger seat and snapped a quick photo through my car window. The ...

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Tuesday 16th June 2015

#TellHisStory: Your Sacred Yes

#TellHisStory: Your Sacred Yes

Her braces needed tightening, so we drove to the city. It still takes me by surprise when she sits in the front passenger seat beside me. Wasn’t it just yesterday I was buckling her into a rear-facing car seat? All the things about getting older have been coming true. I see her out of the ...

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