Hi! I’m Andrea.
I am a Life Coach, Counsellor, and Disciple of Christ.*
I became a follower of Christ at the age of 30, not long after the birth of our first child.
Growing up I had attended church every couple of years with family, and I’d headed along to youth group as a teenager. I had even been drawn to the front of a church to give my life to Jesus, but this held no sway on my life at the time, and I left home loosely defined as agnostic. I just didn’t know whether there was a God or not on the basis that I had no personal knowledge of one, and I wasn’t in a hurry to find out.
That changed in 2010. During a meditation exercise on my life coaching course a still, small voice from inside of me said “I’m over here” and led me to look out the window at a bench seat beneath a tree. I was stunned. I knew the voice wasn’t me. I deeply knew the voice was God’s. And in case I wasn’t sure He said “and I’m over here too,” leading me to look out the window behind me. I didn’t know what to do with this knowledge – so I did nothing!
Fast forward to 2012. Hubby and I had our first child, and were heading into financial trouble. Our business had failed, and we didn’t know what to do. Tired beyond words, and anxious beyond measure; I wandered outside, dropped to my knees, and begged “God, if that was you, then now’s the time for you to step up.” And He did…a light so bright I was blinded overcame me, and I felt like I was washed from head to toe with love, acceptance, warmth, and hope. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced, and left me speechless. I felt like I floated back in to the house, and I knew at that moment that God was real, He loved me unconditionally, and that I could never ignore Him again.
A dear friend of mine took me along to my local church, and after a while my husband (an ex-Christian) joined me. We started watching and listening for God’s guidance, and that has led us to here.
God has been clear with me…
My purpose is to help people walk through the wilderness of their faith in order to see Him:
4 Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Isaiah 40:3-5 (NIV)
* Dip. Holistic Life Coaching (Life Coach Associates)
* Dip. Counselling (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute)