about me

During my 39 years here on earth, I’ve stumbled across both challenges and joys. This site is to hopefully serve you in a way that shows you how similar we are and to not compare lives, but instead to embrace each other.

Here is a little bit about me:

our wedding day

I currently am working part time as a Virtual Assistant. I am married to an awesome man of God whom I met online! (Yes, Catholic dating sites work!) We live in central Pennsylvania and enjoy the simple things in life!

I have found that there are specific crosses the Lord asks us all to carry in life. We have wrestled with God about our infertility and my husband’s chronic illness. These are two areas in which I will be writing a lot about here. It is very healing for me to write thoughts down, especially in hopes that you can relate somehow. I realize that there are not a lot of blogs online discussing these two topics in light of Heaven’s perspective. These are challenging things to write about and these areas are very intimate for many. I would like this space to be a space that welcomes vulnerability.

I have found that there are specific crosses the Lord asks us all to carry in life. We have wrestled with God about our infertility and my husband’s chronic illness.

Perhaps these are not written about online because of that very fact — it’s difficult. I wish to break out of this mind set and am realizing myself that I am not alone in either of these struggles. And neither are you.

I have over 14+ years in youth and young adult ministry experience, a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from the St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas and am a certified lay Spiritual Director. God is stirring and calling me to walk alongside other women in their journey of faith. I attended the Avila Institute/Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction program which is one of the few approved Catholic spiritual direction schools in the country. I am eager to know more about you and to hear your stories! Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in Spiritual Direction. I do offer both in-person direction and virtual direction.

I was born and raised Catholic and had a deeper conversion in high school, which led me to explore more about my faith. The Lord has called me various places to partake in his mission. I am so grateful for how He has led me and called me in this life! I know He has much in store for you as well. Please know I am praying for you all and would love to hear from you.

This is the story He is writing for me and it is healing for me to share it. Thank you for visiting and listening!

To God be the glory,

Andrea

P.S. The term “visitation of hearts” came to me as I was praying one day and the Holy Spirit brought me to the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth in the Bible. This was a beautiful season of sharing between the two of them as women. This is my hope here. (Luke 1:26-58)