I’ve gotten pretty good at air travel the past few years. Nick and I dated, and were engaged, long distance—he was in Virginia while I was in Texas. Now, we are in Virginia and our family is in Texas. Luckily, I like traveling. I actually enjoy being in airports and on planes…for the most part. … Continue reading In the Middle
“Concorde pears…try them before they’re gone!” Advertising got me. So, I snagged three bruised up Concorde pears and dropped them in my thin plastic produce bag just in case they really were going, going, gone. I got home from the grocery store and tossed them in a canvas New Yorker bag and let them wait … Continue reading New Fruit, New Rhythms: My First Writing Retreat
What’s saving my life right now? An app called Habits that I downloaded to my phone last week. No, this isn’t an ad or anything, it’s just a tool that I am exploring and that is helping me be present to my day and my long-term goals. I ran across it in a listicle comparing apps … Continue reading What’s Saving My Life: Habits
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 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
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?