I love to eat. In Charlottesville there are a lot of restaurants. A lot. A ton of local places owned by folks from around here, the country, and the world. You could eat at a unique restaurant every day of the year and still not try them all. Nick and I have found some favorites … Continue reading an eye-opening Friday night
The year between my junior and senior year in college I spent a month in Russia. Each week we travelled out into the countryside to different orphanages and summer camps and taught bible stories, songs and games. On the weekends though, we lived in a flat in St. Petersburg with guys about my age and … Continue reading Cupcake for One
I’m a lover of nature, trees in particular. I decided in high school that trees are my favorite nature element and I stand by it. I was sitting on my balcony this afternoon watching one sway in the wind and it was incredible. The whole thing moved as one big organism, and yet every little … Continue reading Eyes Off the Road
This week is one of those weeks when I need some extra grace from myself. I woke up yesterday morning with a head cold that left me lightheaded and stuffy all day. We have a puppy – I’m sure she’s come up a time or two here already. Her name is Britt and she is … Continue reading sick day
This is the first in a new series called Lamplight Studies. Check out this post for an introduction. ◊◊◊ The other day I wondered “what’s in a name?” As I reflected on changing my name, my mind kept drifting to Hagar’s story in Genesis chapter 16. In this story Hagar calls God “El-roi,” which means, “God … Continue reading The God Who Sees Me
This blog is a space where I process the intersection of my daily life—the beautiful and complicated—with my faith in and through Christ. I wrote in this other post about how growing up in the church I received the message that I could only know God—and therefore please God—by having a daily “quiet time.” For … Continue reading Lamplight Studies: An Introduction
I’ve decided to change my name. I’ve been telling people I am Elizabeth Andrasi Deere since around March 18, 2017—my wedding day. Until a couple of weeks ago, though, I was legally still Elizabeth Danielle Andrasi. It’s a weird thing, changing your name. I thought through everything I could as I made this decision and … Continue reading what’s in a name?