Thursday, January 11, 2018

Introducing Jen Hunt

A Second Cup Profile, 3/5/2009 from Second Cup, by Jen Hunt, from the archives

My name is …
Jennifer Mary Hunt. Not to be confused with my (unmarried) sister-in-law, Jennifer Mari Hunt. Once when we were traveling together British Airlines only reserved us one seat on a flight, though we had bought two, and for nine years our credit reports were merged --all because we shared my husband’s folk’s postal address for 3 months. Don’t let this happen to you.

My family consists of Graham (married for 16 years), Alden (10) and Calvin (7). Priceless.

I have attended Spring Lake … since right before Paul went gray.

I spend most days …
home educating, sabotaging paper airplanes, singing the famous You Tube “William Tell Overture Mom Song” in slow-mo, and wondering where I put my pen.

For enjoyment, I …rearrange furniture, read kids’ books, walk in frigid weather, record household expenses in Excel, think “New Yorker-cartoon-esque” thoughts, listen to Prairie Home Companion, and try to get friends to do all of the above with me.

I am passionate about…questioning the ridiculous and reviving the undervalued.

In my spare time, I…obsess or shop. I know this is why God doesn’t give me more of it This questionnaire took me 1.5 hours to write--time to get busy!)

The last book I read was … Penultimate: Harry Potter. Ultimate: Nice Girls Don’t Change the World. Next in line: Taking Charge of ADHD.

My biggest challenge as a woman, wife, mother, etc. is… following through on great intentions.

I like my coffee …with cream, in a nice looking mug, while sitting in front of a fireplace with a good book in my lap and friends on either side.

My favorite scripture verse is:
1 Corinthians 1:26-31. “Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.’ “

Anything else you’d like others to know about you?

I’ve been married to an accountant, a programmer, a network analyst, a consultant, a grade school principal, and an associate pastor, but I’m not polyandrous, and I’ve never been divorced. Pretty neat, huh?

When people who don’t know me discover my academic background (which includes a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and a degree in History from Princeton University) they often assume I either should know everything about the Bible and just about everything else, or I must think I do. When people who do know me discover it, they are usually shocked. (I’m not sure which is worse!) I’m so glad that at least Spring Lakers know I’m just an absent-minded Jesus freak, and they forgive me when I forget their names. Mostly I just love Jesus, and I delight in His majestic ones. If you know Jesus, that includes you! If you don’t know him yet, may I introduce you?