Episode 22: Musical Guest Andrea Sandefur: SAD, Survival, And The Arts In Alaska

Diana WinklerPhysical Violence

We have our first official musical guest, Andrea Sandefur with us today. She is a singer, songwriter and worship leader living in the beautiful state of Alaska. We dive into the story behind the decision to move to Alaska, separating Alaska’s fact from the fiction, and about real survival. Andrea candidly shares about her struggles with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), depression, and the loss of a dear friend. We get a glimpse into Andrea’s inspiration and process for composing her beautiful songs. Find out how God was with her and kept her calm when she fell through the ice. This episode is filled with raw honesty, lots of laughs and hope. The highlight is getting to listen to her song, “Our Savior” at the end of the show. If you are watching on YouTube, it will include scenery and lyrics.

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Amazing Grace Movie about William Wilberforce

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Approach My Soul At The Mercy Seat

Andrea Sandefur is a civil engineer turned stay-at-home mom and singer-songwriter who lives in south central Alaska. Mom of two and wife to her high school sweetheart, she enjoys serving alongside friends in her local church bible study and worship ministries. Andrea plays piano, leads worship at her church, and enjoys writing songs about what God is revealing of Himself as she meditates on His word. One of her favorite activities is encouraging creative artists in her congregation through planning and hosting Arts for the Kingdom events, which are events that honor God through contributed expressions of art and music. Andrea is also one of the hosts of the Creatively Christian Podcast, which aims to inspire, inform, educate and encourage Christian artists of all types. Andrea enjoys life in Alaska with her family through gardening, fishing, hunting and snowmachining.

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