Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is the author of three books: Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Normal Kingdom Business, and We Shall Have Spring Again.

Let’s do lunch?

Faith & Inspiration | ‘Making conversation’ is often not the best way to communicate
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/12/17, 12:38 pm

When I get together with Natalie, we keep it real. Natalie is a literalist, by her own description. It’s not that figures of speech and euphemisms elude her (she went to Harvard), but rather that she loves the language too much not to take you at your word. Once a person said to her in response to a dinner invitation, “I’m not sure I will be able to make it.” Natalie replied, “When will you know?” He then had to get real too: “I mean I won’t be coming.”

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Don’t waste your aging

Faith & Inspiration | Remember what you’ve seen and continue to cast your bread on the waters
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/05/17, 11:09 am

My father-in-law has fallen again. I heard the loud thud from the kitchen and there he was like a beached whale, motionless on his tummy where he landed. His doctor has told me the best predictor of a fall risk is having fallen.

My indoor-outdoor cat now spends half her day in bed and has become clingy, as if she’s developed a reflective streak and realizes we have been through a lot together over 15 years. I open the front door and she looks outside for a long minute and then turns back in.

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Living skillfully

Vocation | God has given us abilities, and we can ask for more
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/29/17, 04:36 pm

When I worked at The Golden Spike one summer in the ’70s, one head waitress could breeze through the dining room and spot what every table needed. I could not. It was a short gig.

Everybody in the world is good at something and bad at something. The exception would be Leonardo da Vinci, who was good at everything—painting, inventing, sculpting, building, engineering, astronomy, anatomy, geology, botany, cartography, paleontology, and ichnology, which most of us haven’t even heard of.

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