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.

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Close encounters of the prayer kind

Faith & Inspiration | You never know where you may have an opportunity to share Jesus with another
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 10/06/16, 04:10 pm

One of my hobbies is going to the dentist. It’s not much fun, and it’s kind of expensive, but nothing is perfect in this life.

One day recently, as I sat in the dentist chair staring at the second hand of the large clock on the wall, I could hear, in that unique working-class South Philadelphia accent that pierces high-pitched Torquemada dentist drill sounds, the woman in the next cubicle sharing with a way-too-young-sounding postulant a sad autobiography, mediated through the prism of her dental history.

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Forgive those debtors

Faith & Inspiration | And don’t let past interactions freeze your opinions about others
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/30/16, 01:00 am

In church I happened to sit down behind a woman who doesn’t like me. She used to, but then we disagreed in a Sunday school class and her countenance has changed ever since. It occurred to me during the opening hymn that halfway through the service there was a 50/50 chance we would have to interact at the greeting time. Of course it was possible that she would chat with the person in front of her and we would both be spared the encounter.

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A day at the beach

Faith & Inspiration | Believing God can grant unlikely requests
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/27/16, 03:35 pm

A neighbor of mine has cancer, and she has several times expressed a desire for an overnight trip to the beach. I have no beach house and no money even for an autumn rental. But I prayed that God would grant her heart’s desire—and salvation with it. I have found nothing more liberating than to pray for things that seem impossible. Any mother’s fool can pray for possible things.

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