About Me

Who I am:
Hi! I’m Andee, short for Andrea. I’m married to Edd. (Not a typo. His name really is spelled with two “d”s. Short for nothing.)
We have two daughters. Our eldest is 14, our youngest is 12 and my husband freaks out with the amount of estrogen in this household. Both girls are drama queens. We’ve tried to channel that by getting them involved with Journey Theater Arts Group. Now they can be drama queens for God.
Where I’m From:
I was born and raised in Southern California, but have spent the last 24 years moving up and down the I-5 corridor. Edd and I love our current home in Portland, Oregon. We plan on staying here a while.
What I do:
My paid jobs have been in education and ministry. Currently I’m a full time wife and mother while moonlighting as a writer and public speaker. I love when our pastor takes a break and lends me the pulpit (or rather, the music stand). Talking is my passion. Here is more information about topics about which I love to speak.
Our family loves adventure. In 2007 we sold everything we could, borrowed my parents R.V., and travelled around the U.S.A. for 7 months. We get out of town whenever we can, though now our oldest is entering high-school so we may have to plan more "staycations".

Why this blog:
I started writing Nature of a Servant because I wasn’t happy with my cynical behavior. You can read about the challenge I gave myself here. I realized I complained about all wrong in the world but I wasn’t doing anything to help make it right. I came up with too many excuses as to why I couldn’t/wouldn’t/shouldn’t. 

At first, this blog served as an accountability tool to get over my selfishness and to serve. Now I hope to encourage others to step out of their comfort zones and volunteer more in their own communities.
I write about the experiences I have learning about a servant's nature. I'll tell you all about my volunteer outings. I'll try to motivate you with stories I read. Sometimes I feel God leading me on a journey or my brain will conjure random thoughts - I'll share about those, too. 

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope we can encourage each other to live each day with the “nature of a servant.”


  1. Andee, hello again! I noticed you're from So Cal...........ah ha! As am I. We've been in the Seattle area for 22 years, but O.C. will still be home. And you?

    1. Jody, hopefully we can be Facebook friends. Seems like we have a lot in common. We've been in So Cal, Portland, back to So Cal, Seattle, and now back in Portland again. :) I think we share the same college alma mater, as well!


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