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.

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Fire the coach

Faith & Inspiration | Unchurched life counselors are not what Christians need
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

What is a “life coach”? I wondered as an acquaintance from a local church told me that he had one. He also said he had a “health coach.” His phone rang while we were talking, and it was the health coach, which ended our conversation abruptly.

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A good cover-up

Faith & Inspiration | Covering for your neighbor’s innocent mistakes
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/13/16, 11:00 am

Full disclosure: My father and I work in the same church building. A couple of times he has forgotten to put away his cleaning cart. This is because he chases rabbits and cleans things not on his list. It is also because he’s 92.

On both occasions I just put the cart away and that was that. It’s called covering for the other guy. I’m sure he does it for me too.

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Uncertain riches

Faith & Inspiration | A costly mistake can remind us to set our hopes on Him
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/08/16, 01:18 pm

I have a routine when I arrive for work: I lock the car doors, throw my pocketbook in the trunk, stuff the car keys in my jeans pocket, and clip the church keys to my belt. The other day I skipped a step and my car keys ended up in my pocketbook in the trunk. The glitch in the operation was not noticed until I walked out the church door three hours later and crossed the parking lot.

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