About Me

Welcome, I’m Andrea. And my husband and I love the Lord Jesus! To practically express this love, we open our home for Christian fellowship. You see, ever since I received the Lord as my Savior, by virtue of believing into Him (John 1:12), I’ve progressively realized that the Christian life is not an extra thing or a mere activity in my human life. Neither is it an adjective or a label so that when I say that, people can put me in a box.

1 Peter 2:3 says “If you have tasted that the Lord is good.” In my freshman year of college I tasted the Lord! I came to know Him as the Spirit dwelling in my spirit (Romans 8:16). This changed my life. God was no longer far away from me. Instead, He was a wonderful Person living in me!

Upon completing my bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Oklahoma, this taste drew me to move to Southern California to attend a 2 year post-graduate Bible college. Not to do something for God or to fill my mind with theological doctrine, but as Paul says in Philippians 3:10 “to know Him.” As my close friends went to work on Broadway and for national touring companies, I had the deep sense within that at 21 years old I had struck a holy bargain – “the fragment for the whole.” As the lines of a hymn say, “O never speak of sacrifice! A privilege untold is to be His at any price, in Calv’ry’s hosts enrolled.”

Since then, I’ve been learning that the Christian life is a living. Being a Christian isn’t mainly about “going to church.” It’s about bringing the church into our home and experiencing Christ in our daily lives.

And day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple
and breaking bread from house to house, they partook of their food
with exultation and simplicity of heart.
-Acts 2:46

Through opening our home, I hope many would come to know Christ, experience Christ, and be built up with other members into the Body of Christ that the Lord can gain what’s on His heart.

My blog is just a little bit about this.

How lovely are Your tabernacles,
O Jehovah of hosts!
At Your two altars even the sparrow has found a home;
And the swallow, a nest for herself.
- Psalm 84:1, 3

 

What do I believe?

24 thoughts on “About Me

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  2. Hello Andrea…thank you for liking one or more of the posts on my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has encouraged you. Please continue check in on us from time to time and follow if you will. Thank you again and remember to have Faith 1st.

    • Your welcome, Sebastian. Thank you for visiting my blog as well! I was encouraged by Faith 1st, particularly the series of posts on “Speak What You Believe.” It reminded me of Revelation 12:11 and that the overcomers are those who declare the divine facts!

      • You’re so welcome Andrea and thank you for the kind words! I’m happy that this series spoke to you…there will be more coming on the subject. I believe it cannot be overstated the role our words play in our experiencing the victorious life The Lord intended for us. Blessings to you!

  3. Hello Andrea, I’m happy that you took the privilege of serving the Lord! Truly, nothing is a waste to Him.. Now that I only have a year left for college, I also am facing that “holy bargain”. The outside environment seems to pull me back from giving the Lord that 2 full years, but then deep within, there is that sweet calling voice… calling “Whom shall I send”. Lord, may you soften my heart to respond, “Here am I, send me!”

    • What a mercy to have the Lord’s personal, sweet calling. He’s such a gentleman. You won’t regret the time you give to the Lord – it’s never a waste. Two years will go by so fast. Keep looking to the Lord for His will and His timing, in His way. :)

  4. I’m glad you liked me. It’s encouraging to find like minds. We need more prayer info in the world. The tougher it gets out there, the more people will be looking for prayer stuff and for wisdom from the Word.

    • That’s right, the situation in society certainly isn’t improving. That just reveals that people need Christ. He truly is the “Desire of all the nations” (Haggai 2:7).

  5. Good morning Andrea. I remember a blogging sister among us who was studying speech therapy or speech pathology. Is that you? If not, do you know who/which blog? We have a college freshman here in L.A. who want to get into this field and it might be helpful for her to touch someone else in the field and loving Jesus. You may reply here or email to newjerusalem@socal.rr.com. Thanks!

  6. Hi Andrea, this is a terrific blog! Can you share with us how to post the videos in the sidebar on the right? We’d love to advertise for the free two-book set and the God-shaped vacuum on our blog.

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