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. Porkka

The work of our hands

Vocation | We all can’t be kings—some need to be cleaners of their porcelain thrones
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/16/16, 01:02 pm

In my new job as a “custodial assistant,” I discovered that when you bend down far enough with the sponge to see the brand name of the equipment you’re cleaning, you get to wondering about history: How did Mr. Kohler get into the toilet manufacturing business? And Mr. Crane? And Mr. American Standard? I presume no one simply stumbles onto the vocation of porcelain human-waste disposal without there being a pretty good story behind it.

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Krieg Barrie

Bridal gown

Faith & Inspiration | Admiring the fine linen of the saints’ righteous deeds
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/10/16, 01:00 am

It’s June, the month of brides. We have permission to fuss over our lace and crinoline, for when we do so our minds are aligned with God’s own. He also cares about the wedding gown. He also oohs and ahhs with us.

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'Here be dragons'

Faith & Inspiration | Having the courage to venture beyond our known boundaries
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/07/16, 11:59 am

My father-in-law is the new guy in town, having blown in from Michigan last October.

As I was driving today, it dawned on me that the area looks a lot different to him than to me. I remember what it was like when I first settled in Glenside, Pa., from Cape Cod, Mass., to attend the local seminary. At first, the seminary and the nearby college where I stayed anchored the borders of my universe. The road beyond those two points trailed off like a dot-dot-dot at the end of an incomplete sentence. Outside of that was “Here be dragons.”

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