“It is a snare to imagine that God wants to make us perfect specimens of what He can do;
God’s purpose is to make us one with Himself…” – Oswald Chambers
I’m so glad we’ve connected! Meet me – an everyday person just like you – longing to live intentionally, experience joy, and just stay alert most of the time. I’m a wife, mom to three littles, a therapist and a writer…and I’m so glad you’re here. Here – a place to come as you actually are and be encouraged to meet Christ as He actually is. A place to press fresh Jesus words into our next batch of stained circumstances. Here we don’t pursue ourselves – we relentlessly pursue Jesus who will transform us as we pursue Him.
I’ve got one hubby and three kiddos in my fam – I drink lattes at Starbs and am teased mercilessly for shortening words and adding the Canadian, eh? onto too many sentences, eh? I’m the parent on the sidelines yelling a little too loud for the home team, but also love to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea on a rainy day … or any day. I love my family and friends – the whole messy lot of them – and how every mistake we make births another opportunity for grace. I’ve slowly discovered the rich delight of little joys. I’m a therapist because I love to journey alongside the broken and remain in wonder of how the same Jesus who spoke creation into life at the beginning of time is wanting to speak life to our broken bits now. At the end of my life, here’s what I want my life to have spoken: JESUS. Redeeming the mess-ups? JESUS. Fueling delight? JESUS. Motivating action? JESUS. Everything else is pageantry – which is why I love God’s Word so much. Jesus is the only trustworthy One to offer real hope and redemption for our eternal futures and everyday realities. Experiencing Jesus alive and at work in YOU is essential, possible and awesome! We devote ourselves to His Word not because we love words but because we love the One whom the words reveal.
Join the journey, eh? Let’s bring the real you to meet the living Jesus who moves in honest places like yours and mine.
BACKGROUND. Andrea has a Masters of Science and studied the Women’s Ministry Simeon Trust Bible teaching curriculum. Her writing has been recognized by two separate national and international writing awards that sought to identify today’s best upcoming Christian writers. She is a speaking contributor on HopeStreamRadio, a writing contributor for a variety of online Christian websites including The Gospel Coalition Canada.The first Bible study in the Hope Rising Bible series is being released on November 20, 2018.
I BELIEVE that God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one triune God. I believe that when Jesus came to earth He was both fully human and fully divine. I believe that He lived a perfect life, paid the death penalty for my sin, conquered death by rising from the grave and is now seated undefeated in heaven. Believing this, I am now offered a great exchange – Jesus paid the punishment for my sin on the cross, and God declared me holy as if I’d lived His perfect life on earth. I believe that I have personally received His awesome mercy and grace – Jesus’ presence and power redeems my everyday moments and future eternity. I believe that one day every person will bow before God who will judge all humankind. I believe that I will spend eternity with God, and with people representing all nations who have also been saved from the penalty, power and presence of sin. I believe that the Bible alone is the complete, infallible truth of God that actively speaks to everyday people like you and I today.