Jolene is a woman acquainted with a number of life challenges. She has been a bio mom, step mom, foster mom, and single mom. Over the years she’s also lived through an eating disorder, depression, self-harm, date rapes (one resulting in pregnancy), anxiety, and signs of PTSD. With great zeal for not only getting through these challenges, but learning to live well as a follower Christ, she sought healing beyond external fixes and solutions. She knows the need for emotional care intimately, as well as the power of soul care for transformed living.
She is passionate about cultivating a life well-lived, because she believes greater peace, joy, and freedom are available for all Christ followers no matter what their circumstances are. She believes in the power of God to revive weary souls so they can go from surviving to thriving. She’s taken this journey personally and continues to pursue it regularly. As a result of her experiences and her deep desire to see Christ followers unhindered by the enemy, she has created a tool to help others walk through their own journey of healing and faith growth called, Unleash: Heart & Soul Care Sheets.
You can find her words at joleneunderwood.com and as a contributor for Grace Table. She has also been featured on High Calling, (in)Courage, and iBelieve.com. If you are looking for spiritual and practical encouragement as a writer/speaker/author/entrepreneur, you’ll find it through the Rise Up Writers community and newsletter.
Join her conversations of encouragement & faith via Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest at @theJoleneU