Story Time: A List

When I interview people for articles I am writing, I always end up with way more good things I want to share with the world than will fit in my allotted space. I love hearing people’s stories. I wrote over here about the privilege it is to have someone offer up their time and experiences … Continue reading Story Time: A List

Gluttony

I’m a glutton for books.   I have to keep myself from going to the library every week because I snatch books off the shelves and pack them in my arms until they are overflowing—not unlike a kid with her first birthday cake smeared across her face, arms, and hair.   I walk out in … Continue reading Gluttony

The Room of Requirement

Here it is! The long-promised post! If you’ve been following along, you know I listened to this podcast episode recently and it really moved me. If you haven’t listened yet take a pause and go do that now (especially the first and third acts). What did you think? Did anything about these stories move you? … Continue reading The Room of Requirement

The God Who Sees Me

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

what’s in a name?

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?

“having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card” – Arthur

What’s saving my life right now? The library. My parents read to me every night before bed, long before Kindergarten—basically since I was born. My favorite book was Peter Rabbit. I was a stickler for the story. I had memorized every word and if they skipped so much as a “the” in an effort to … Continue reading “having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card” – Arthur

tell me a story

Tell me a story. Nick and I dated long distance our whole relationship, all the way through our engagement, and then right up until our wedding day. Early on, we would watch Netflix together over skype to give us something more date-like to do. As time passed and we got to know each other better … Continue reading tell me a story