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About andreamoormans

I was raised to be an independent, strong-willed woman. My earthly father prepared me for life by sending me to the best schools. I attended Wellesley College, the same school Hillary Clinton and a host of prominent women attended. Gloria Steinem spoke at my graduation. I was a Fulbright Scholar. I went to Harvard Graduate School. My father meant well, but his plans stemmed from worldly wisdom. "Church" was an event I put into my schedule, not the fabric of who I was. Amidst many successes that left me feeling empty, I began searching for meaning. My life was turned upside down when I realized how wrong I had been about God and the Church. I had accepted a diluted, unrecognizable version of both. Earnestly studying my Bible and realizing my need for repentance, I committed myself to a relationship with Christ, following his plan for salvation. That was the easy part. Then began the process of peeling away layer upon layer of religiosity. Now 23 years later, He is still stripping away layers of erroneous thinking and revealing to me how to bring greater glory and honor to Him through my thoughts, my actions, my speech, my life. Though I have been blessed in many ways and have a wonderful family, the desire to obey the Lord's commands has led me to a very different path in life than I would have ever imagined. Following Him has not been easy. In fact, it is harder than any of my studies at the best name schools, ever was. Jesus never promises a life of ease. In fact, He calls me to walk counter to the teachings of this society. But in trading in worldly wisdom for His, I have gained full confidence that Jesus Christ is truly the only treasure worth chasing.


We wanted to let everyone know that Cosette and Tess are in a production of the Sound of Music at the Bristol Paramount Theater on July 18th in the evening around 8pm. Keep in mind, this isn’t professional theater, but … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

“There is, among men, a universal longing to go back to the earth from whence they came.  Man will never forget his native place in Paradise lost, nor will he ever cease to yearn for a life of perfect contentment.  … Continue reading

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Fettered –

Yesterday, in a flurry of activity, our family relieved our home of four boxes of books and videos, some bags of donations and several other bags of things to sell. And still my home groans under the weight of “stuff.” … Continue reading

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Characteristics of the Early Church and Christians

Today we begin in Acts of the Apostles chapter 1.  The letter was written by Luke around 62-64 A.D.  It is written to Theophilus.   In Greek, the name  means  “dear to God; loved by God,” from theos “god” (see Thea) … Continue reading

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Philippians 4

The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your … Continue reading

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Relationships in the Church Part 3

All the studies that I share are borne out of our morning Bible studies together as a family.  Each morning, before Mark goes to work, we spend at least an hour together in the Word studying out various topics.  Currently … Continue reading

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Relationships Part 2 Hebrews 10

I encourage everyone to read the Scriptures for yourselves from the Bible.  It is never a good thing to take someone else’s word for it.  We must all come to our convictions based on personal study of the Word of … Continue reading

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Relationships Part 1. Hebrews 3

Today we focused on  Hebrews 3:12-14     “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that … Continue reading

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John Chapter 21

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John Chapter 20 Part 2

One thing that I find particularly interesting in the gospels is that the Holy Spirit allowed each individual personality to shine through.  Johnconsistently writes about himself as if he were referring to someone else and he consistently shows himself as … Continue reading

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