Good Friday Reflections

by Andrea on April 18, 2014 · 0 comments

It’s been a whirlwind week that started in California and ends here in Raleigh with Easter weekend. I am in a pretty fast-paced season and it’s starting to catch up with me. There are so many great things happening that keep us busy, it’s hard to complain. But I am still human and sleep is […]


And then…. December

by Andrea on December 3, 2013 · 2 comments

I’m all reflecty lately. I’m trying to feel, trying to think and making up words apparently. I guess that is what happens at the end of the year. Or if you’re me, every day of every year. I am a lifetime learner and sometimes it makes life harder. I’m always looking for the lesson, looking […]


Like most of the American workforce, I have never been a fan of Mondays. Monday represented the end of fun, a descent back into the drudgery of the 9 to 5. Sure there were times when I enjoyed my job and maybe on those days, I didn’t face the week with so much dread. But […]


I am a mile a minute. It’s not a phase. It’s who I am. Sometimes I butt heads with Oscar because he talks all the time (and by all the time I mean, take your day and divide it into minutes when you aren’t asleep. Then listen to someone talking for every single one of […]

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The real problem of life is never a lack of time. The real problem of life -in my life- is lack of thanksgiving. – Ann Voskamp I’ve heard of Ann Voskamp over the years. Really, I just knew the name. I’d even read her blog not making the connection.  I knew it as a name […]


Finding rest

by Andrea on February 20, 2013 · 5 comments

Where do you turn when you hit a wall? I’ve been running into a lot of walls lately. Maybe they are walls I made. Maybe they are just there because no one said life would be easy. I don’t feel entitled to happiness and I know that some days (weeks…months?) are just harder than others. […]


I want to tell you about a little e-book I bought last year called Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands, by Amanda White ($7.99). It’s an adorable book to help parents take their kids through the meaning of Advent in the days leading up to Christmas. There are 24 days worth of […]

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