Photo by Kayla Northrup Photography

Photo by Kayla Northrup Photography


Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Jennie. I am a mother of two wild boys and a wife to one incredibly supportive husband. I am an Enneagram 5 (the investigator), so not surprisingly you can find me reading, writing, playing my violin, or researching my latest interest in my free time. Along those lines, I created Sojourner and Keeper to have a place to flesh out all of the ideas that are constantly swimming around in my head. I believe in the importance of philosophical discourse and believe that big, life-saving, problem-solving, world-changing happenings begin with a community of people who talk about the good, bad, and ugly parts of humanity. I hope some of the discussion here inspires you to close your browser, invite friends over for a glass (or a bottle) of wine and some really good cheese, so that you spend time discussing and doing the things that matter most to you. 

Below are some popular blog posts to get you started. Or if you would like to head straight to the blog, click the “Field Notes” tab in the header and explore the blog on your own.

Why Sojourner and Keeper

The Genesis: Inviting a Homeless Family into Our Home

A Prepared Heart: Five Steps I Took That Prepared Me to Host a Homeless Family for Eight Months

On Fear and the Different