My name is Andrea Lucado, and I’m so glad you’re here! I hope you’ll stick around for a bit to read along, laugh along and learn along with me. First, let me tell you a little about myself…

I’m a freelance writer based in the wonderful and beautiful city of Austin. I grew up in San Antonio. I went to Abilene Christian University in the desert of West Texas and studied English. Then, I moved to the lush land of England to get my masters in English at Oxford-Brookes University.

After moving back to the U.S. and spending a few years working in publishing and PR in Nashville, I have landed in the freelance world (and back in God’s Country), getting to do what I love every single day: write my little heart out. My first book, English Lessons, releases May 2, 2017.

I also write here on my blog, and I contribute regularly to She Reads Truth, occasionally to Relevant, and elsewhere in print and online. I freelance write for various people and things and you can learn more about that work here.

Besides writing, I love laughing with my friends, quiet and slow mornings that involve as much coffee as I want, learning more about this man named Jesus and this life-changing truth called grace, and experiencing God’s love when I least expect it. So you can expect to read a lot about those things — God, Jesus, love (of ourselves and others), and grace — on this blog.

I also ask a lot of questions in this space, and, in life in general. I’ve just always been that way. In my opinion, a life not questioned is not a life worth living. A faith not questioned is not a faith worth having.

I plan to never stop asking.


  1. MH | 21st Jun 10

    Um, wow. I can definitely identify with your story. I too was studying abroad a year ago in England, and am back in the world of good ol’ Southern Americana…trying to find the bridge between what I learned and what I knew before. Glad to know there are other people out there experiencing the same thing. Last June, I was fresh off a plane and still finding train ticket stubs and pence in my pockets. I still had pictures from the Acropolis and St. Mark’s Basilica in my digital camera. I was still used to walking everywhere! Europe was a great experience. Look forward to reading your blog!

    -Morgan Harper

    P.S. I found out about your blog via my sister, who met your sister!

  2. Bigsmen | 14th Mar 11

    just read ur blog.. kinda like it.. i’ll be adding it to my favorite.

  3. Bootytoberlin | 15th Mar 11

    One tap that produces both hot and cold water – whoa!!!! 😮

  4. sadaf@large | 15th Mar 11

    Great Blog …I am a spoken English teacher in Pakistan and would be reading your hard to answer questions often 🙂

  5. baliadvertiser | 26th Apr 11

    Will bookmarks this site

  6. Patrick D | 16th Aug 11

    Great site! I noticed on your twitter profile that you work in book publicity. Do you promote SP books? If so please contact me on twitter under @SteadfastChrist.

    God Bless

  7. Kristi roze | 27th Mar 12

    I happen to fall on to this blog while looking up Matt Damon on Twitter, awkward fun fact about me and my mild obsession with useless information. As I read on through your posts I found just what i’ve been looking for. A blog about the real world, no fluff or sugar coating to sweeten the views. Just you and your thoughts for all the world to see. Very inspirering and motivating. Thank you for sharing and your gaind a real “fan”? Please keep it up. 🙂

    • Andrea Lucado | 28th Mar 12

      Haha! I love that that’s how you found my blog. Thanks so much for your encouragement. I hope this blog always stays real and away from the fluff.

  8. Chinny | 11th Nov 13

    Totally agree with your mini bio. I’m a first-year elementary teacher wanting to write and travel with my life, but the demands of teaching in a low-income school suck the life and time out of me. But what you wrote about “What did I have left to blog about? And when would I have time with a normal, grown-up 8-5 job? The easy answers were a.) nothing and b.) I don’t. But the difficult answers, a.) what is there not left to write about? and b.) the weekends, my lunch break, or free evenings, kept staring me in the face” convict me, so I should figure how to manage my time better. We are two peas in pod as “a 20-something, new-to-the-workplace, trying-to-find-and- pursue-her-true-passions girl, who may or may not be in a little bit of denial regarding her entry into the real world.” I thought I was the only one. Thanks Andrea 🙂 Looking forward to reading more

  9. Jonathan | 25th Feb 14

    Hello Andrea, my name is Jonathan (from Australia). I live in the Basque Country here in Europe with my family. Thanks for your blog and openness in your writing. It is refreshing to read your writing!

  10. Kelli | 4th Jun 14


    Thank you for continuing to write! Your writing is refreshing and I feel like I’m sitting down with a long lost friend. Happy Tuesday 🙂

  11. bruna martins | 24th Mar 15

    Hi andrea, i’m Bruna (from Brazil). I just found your website and i loved it! I can learn english and think about God’s things. Thank you for that! God bless you..

  12. Natacha Ramos | 13th Apr 15

    Hi! I’ve been trying to subscribe to your blog but this just doesn’t let me.

    I keep writing my e-mail and is rejected. I tried with another e-mail and happened the same.

    What could be the problem? That I’m from Venezuela?

    Maybe I’m the only one but I comment it here just in case is a problem with the blog so you are aware of it.

    God bless you.

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  14. Andrea Debbink | 17th Dec 15

    Hi Andrea! Another Andrea here. I first discovered your writing while reading Storyline and have read your blog in the past too. The new site is beautiful! Congrats! I look forward to reading more from you here and other places. I appreciate your thoughtful and humble perspective.

  15. AA | 5th Jan 16

    Nice to meet you Andrea ! I first read you on Relevant and I really liked it. Nice new website design 🙂 Keep on sharing your heart with us, it’s a blessing 🙂

  16. sdf | 18th Feb 16

    What’s up, of course this post is actually good and
    I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging.

  17. Carrie Rogers | 13th Aug 16

    I have enjoyed your writing on She Reads Truth and I can’t wait to read more on your blog. Writing & Jesus who could ask for more. 🙂

  18. Mike Michelsen | 18th Oct 16

    I love that picture of you in front of the Batman building. You look like a model. I hope you are doing well.


  19. Beatrice Slade | 29th Dec 16

    Hi Andrea,
    I discovered your blog through one of your father’s books translated in french which I will give to my daughter: 40 pocket prayers for Mums.
    So I came on your blog and read two very interesting posts: What’s really killing your spiritual life? And What empathy is and what it is not.
    Convinced by those readings, I subscribed and look forward to receive your mails.
    I live in Switzerland.

  20. Michelle | 23rd Jan 17

    Are you related to Max?

  21. Andrea Pedersen | 14th Feb 17

    You inspire me!

  22. Larry Noland | 28th Feb 17

    I really enjoy your writing, and that of your father’s. I feel a little strange for being a senior citizen and reading your blog (or any blog). But, I find your words poignant and refreshing. Thank you!

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