I grew up knowing all things church: the lingo, traditions, and the do’s and don’ts. The ritual of going to church became as habitual, familiar, and normal as tying my shoes—same days, places, people, stories, same EVERYTHING. With each venture to the steeple-topped building, my head filled with more knowledge but my heart was numb to deep faith in Jesus. I found myself in the shallows of ritualistic religion, living on the regurgitated Jesus stories others shared. . .
Jenifer Jernigan has a past that would spill over into her present if it weren’t for the healing power of God’s Word. As founder of Diving Deeper Ministries, her passion is to equip women to d.i.v.e. (define. investigate. visualize. embrace.) deeper into God’s Word, teaching them to study Scripture for themselves instead of living off the regurgitated messages of someone else. She is co-owner and regular writer for Internet Café Devotions, ministering online to women all over the world, and is part of a team of writers creating curriculum for Journey Church in Raleigh, NC. Jenifer loves hanging out with her man, homeschooling their three kiddos, and guzzling delicious cups of her favorite coffee. She is the author of the book Dive Deeper: Finding Deep Faith Beyond Shallow Religion, part of the InScribed Collection releasing with Thomas Nelson in Spring 2014.