“When you hear Andrea speak, two things are evident: she loves Jesus and she loves the people to whom she is speaking. She shares her story in a way that’s relatable and encouraging. I walked away from her talk feeling seen, understood, and empowered to reframe challenging parts of my life. She is a generous speaker, sure to bless your group.”
– Frances (wife, mom, writer/speaker)
“Andrea gives lively messages that challenge and embolden listeners to live in the freedom for which they were created. Her talks are thought-provoking, funny and wise. Wherever you are on your journey, Andrea’s words will bring hope and point to you toward Jesus.”
– Lindsey (wife, mom, author, pastor)
Andrea is a writer, speaker and portrait photographer passionate about helping women see themselves through the same loving lens God sees them.
After going through a tumultuous battle with severe anxiety and postpartum depression, she found beauty in her brokenness through therapy, Life Skills, sisterhood and the never-ending love of God.
She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Gateway Seminary and served as the MOPS Coordinator to 100+ women from 2017-2019. She lives in San Jose, CA with her husband, Eric (married in 2007), shepherd mix k9, Finn (9) and two kids: Chloe (8), Eliott (5).
NEW TALKS FOR THE 2019 MOPS THEME: TO THE FULL!
BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN: FIND YOUR PEOPLE BY SHOWING YOUR SCARS
Do shame, guilt and fear tempt you into isolation like they do me? It takes courage and intentionality to show up and be vulnerable, especially when we’re carrying burdens like anxiety and depression. But something truly healing happens when we allow others to see these tender parts of our story: we realize we’re not alone in the messiness of life. Very likely, someone else has a scar that looks a lot like ours. And being vulnerable allows us to build a strong and safe sisterhood where fear, shame and guilt lose their grip on us and we begin to find beauty in our brokenness. Scripture from Isaiah 41:10 and John 10:10
- Creating a safe space for sincere sisterhood.
- Identifying next steps in your story.
- How to be a good friend to a sister who is struggling.
REFRAMING LIFE: to the full
So much of life is perspective. Many days, we get stuck in feeling like a “bad mom” and we lose sight of all the ways we’re rockin’ this mom gig.
In this talk, we’ll use the language of photography to help us consider where we’re putting our focus and how that affects how we feel about ourselves. The goal is to replace the lens of shame with the lens of love so we can live life “to the full!”. Scripture from Genesis 1, Eph 3:14-21, Eph 4:14-15 and John 10:10
- WHERE IS MY FOCUS? Are my eyes fixed on my circumstances? Or are they fixed on Jesus, the Light of the World?
- WHERE AM I FINDING LIGHT? Am I choosing to position myself to be illuminated by the rays of God’s love for me? If I’m sitting in a dark place, can I trust God to provide just enough light to make my next step clear?
- WHO IS IN CONTROL? Am I allowing my circumstances and things outside of my control to direct my every move and thought? Or am I trusting God with my circumstances and asking Him to guide me in truth and wisdom?
RECLAIMING CONTROL OVER FEAR
Whether learned or innate, when fear takes root in our hearts and minds, its main goal is to take control. The good news is: WE CAN TAKE THE CONTROL BACK! How? Through identifying the difference in proactive vs reactive behaviors and learning to make intentional choices that lead to less fear and more fun! Scripture from Ephesians 3:14-21 and John 10:10
Interested in a different topic? No problem! Let’s chat about a customized message that answers the questions your moms are asking!
5 minute clip from keynote talk to high school students on anxiety + depression
Because sometimes the thing that breaks you is the very thing that leads you to your life’s purpose.ANDREA M NYBERG