Fire to Wine, Persecution to Consecration

Fire to Wine, Persecution to Consecration

Persecution is a crushing; it is vicious, and it is painful. But like grapes clenched in a wine press, something precious is being brought forth. I had a dream last week that I think will encourage you as you walk through the aftermath of persecution and rejection. In...

You’ve Got to Get Back On. Nancy Velvet Forever

You’ve Got to Get Back On. Nancy Velvet Forever

So.  It happened like this. I was about eight years old, madly in love with all horses.  My uncle had a farm, and he let me ride all over his land. I could have told you then that bliss smells like horse sweat and pine needles. But, everybody knows that. Sunlight...

Deception. The Adversary Hatches

Deception. The Adversary Hatches

The egg cracks, and a forked tongue flicks into the night air.  Fragments of the shell, thick and dark, fall into the moldy soil below.  A tiny serpent, grotesque and deformed, oozes out of the broken mess, one long and writhing body, two heads. In a room high above...

On Vikings, Horses, and Ladies Done with Waiting

On Vikings, Horses, and Ladies Done with Waiting

I told a friend the name of my new blog.  He looked confused and said, “Why aren’t you calling it ‘The Fearless Lady?'” I sighed. “It’s just, I don’t know, forgettable.  Everyday.   And, it sounds like a housekeeping website.” He nodded and  said, “Oh, I get it. ...

Hey, I’m Andrea!

I’m a mother to 4 beautiful children! I write on this blog to encourage, advise, and help other women. We’ll talk about home, family, motherhood, celebrations, struggles, and other general topics.