Hello World, my name is Jen.
Here are a few ways I could describe myself:
Twenty-something, female, Iowan, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, writer, gardener, Central College graduate, younger sister, daughter, curious, lover of languages, wanderer, book lover, and Christian.
The last one is the most important, and the reason for the existence of this blog. I was compelled by the Lord to begin blogging about my journey in faith, and here I begin. Where it leads, only the Lord knows.
This blog will reflect my beliefs that Christians are called on to be stewards of the Earth, caring for it rather than wantonly destroying it. It will show my attempts at creating a more frugal, simple, non-materialistic life (aka crunchy!). Some may call me a “tree hugger” or “hippie”, but I believe it has more to do with moving away from the temptations of the world and learning to respect the beautiful Earth (and the people in it) that the Lord created.
I am still figuring out exactly what I will blog about, but expect to hear about my journey in faith, attempts at gardening, reflections on life in Africa, stories about the grace and love of God, and insights into being a Crunchy Christian.
I’ve recently returned from living in a deep rural village in South Africa, serving with the United States Peace Corps. The Lord led me in that direction for two and a half years, and only recently have I started to understand why. Life in Africa has been incredibly hard, but ultimately rewarding. And it’s one stepping stone in my journey of faith.
See my Peace Corps Blog: Jen’s Peace Corps Experience in South Africa
Follow me on Twitter: @jen_daugherty
Email me at jenpcv (at) gmail (dot) com