My name is Jennifer Underwood. My family (husband [Dave], four kids [Emily, Jake, Maddie, and Patrick], and a dog [Chai]) recently moved from the Chicago suburbs into the city’s west side (specifically, the East Garfield Park neighborhood). We are also “United States home” to Judy and Kelly, the two international students who lived with us for four years, when they are on breaks, so our home is a noisy, happening place! I’m a former middle school/high school/early college English teacher; now I’m a freelance writer/editor.
My blog generally reflects what I’m learning and passionate about, and that’s pretty eclectic. I think of it as my “life-notes.” It’s a mix of spiritual formation/growth, racial reconciliation, motherhood, poverty, anti-trafficking work, widow and orphan care (primarily in Africa), refugees, the persecuted church, and slices of my life.
Thanks for reading,