Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine. Her commentary has been compiled into three books including Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me. Andrée resides in Philadelphia, Penn.

Today, not next Tuesday

| Rejoicing doesn’t get a rain check
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/08/21, 02:11 pm

If you are going to rejoice in the Lord, you have to do it today, not next Tuesday. This is because if you wait until next Tuesday, you will come up with a reason to postpone it again.

I understand that today is the pits. Your car’s in the shop, your adult daughter’s not speaking to you, and your Amazon package didn’t come. By next Tuesday, you think, this should all be straightened out. Then you’ll rejoice in the Lord.

Ha! Have you no memory?

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April fool

Theology | Careless words, foolish talk, and the fear of the Lord
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/24/21, 10:19 pm

Skip this column if you have never made a joke you regret. In my house that would be just the cat, although my husband is more admirable than most in this regard. Nor let me diminish his virtue by saying that his sense of humor does not admit of censurable excess.

In 1981 (as we remember these things by recalling how old our kids were at the time) a woman I recall only as “Kyu’s wife” rebuked me for an offhanded remark I made about my then-husband. Stung, I defended myself: “It was a joke,” I said. “Even as a joke it’s not good,” she said. I hated her for a while.

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Lassitude

Coronavirus | Lockdown fatigue is hard to break out of
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/11/21, 09:07 am

At about 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, as I’m walking aimlessly with my head down around the empty church parking lot, a car pulls in with Steve and Susan in it (not their actual names).

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