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.

One family’s corona story

Coronavirus | A potential infection exposes our deepest desires
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/02/20, 05:16 pm

"That the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” (Luke 2:35).

A woman’s brother came for a four-day visit after several years. We know it was several years because he hadn’t seen the new kitchen floor tiling job, and remarked on it.

The day of his arrival the woman bought fixings for cheesesteaks but chose not to have a hoagie at dinnertime with the rest of the family—brother, husband, and father. While serving, she fleetingly wondered to herself why the thought of chipped steak with extra sharp provolone didn’t appeal to her at the moment.

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Walking stick

Religion | A habit with a great and godly history behind it
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/11/20, 04:52 pm

My father finds it amusing that I keep a collection of walking sticks hidden behind a tree stump near the wrought iron gate to the wooded cemetery where we walk each day. You don’t need it, he is thinking, and even he in his 96th year elects to be a biped, not tri-ped, for as long as he is able.

To his puzzlement regarding my enamorment of shards of American sycamore branches that line our winding way I give the same reply each time: I like the feel of them, both in my hand and as they scrape the road below and make an earthy sound and ground me in creation.

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“Only joking!”

Society | Deceiving an unsuspecting person isn’t funny
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/21/20, 04:23 pm

I was sheltering in place watching old reruns of Candid Camera and was struck by how immoral that prototype reality TV show was. It had escaped me 60 years ago. Oh some of the scenes are just funny and harmless. Like the spoon in the diner that patrons try to pick up and it keeps moving around on the table (a guy with a magnet is under the counter).

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