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 13, our youngest is 11 and they are both home-schooled middle-schoolers. They ensure I paid good money for my education degree and probably should have minored in psychology. Both 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:
In the past I’ve been a teacher and a youth minister. Right now I’m a full time wife and mother while moonlighting as a writer.
In 2007 we sold everything we could, borrowed my parents R.V., and travelled around the U.S.A. for 7 months. The trip instilled a sense of adventure in all of us. 

We still love to travel and now that both kids are home-schooled, we can continue to see the world on our schedule.
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 leading to 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.”

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