Andrée Seu Peterson

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

Charles and Claudia

Voices | A story for those with eyes to see
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/14/17, 01:35 pm

If you wish to walk the straight and narrow and not end your life by reaping the whirlwind, hearken to my tale of woe. 

Charles had known many women, but Claudia was the apple of his eye. Just standing on the corner of her street till she might appear through her front door, he was in paradise. Claudia was his pearl of great price, and he wanted to proclaim his love from the housetops. He believed that being yoked with her would be heaven. 

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A choice to rejoice

Voices | We don’t have to live in bondage to worries
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/02/17, 09:42 am

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you try to think of is what day it is. “It’s Tuesday,” you say to yourself. It means you’re not going to church because it isn’t Sunday, and you don’t have the day off because it isn’t Saturday. It will be the regular Tuesday routine plus the errands on your list. All this cogitation takes place in the space of a moment.

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Four funerals and a warning

Faith & Inspiration | Friends don’t let friends go gentle into that good night
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/28/17, 05:12 pm

I went to four funerals in eight days—Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday again. My father says I need to find a younger group of friends. He’s 92.

I’m not a funeral reception crasher, although I did discover that would be easy enough—nobody knew me at three of the funerals, and depending on whom I was talking to, I could have declared myself a friend of one side of the family or the other.

At the third funeral, a woman I sat with at the luncheon said, “Well, you have your three.” Momentarily forgetting the upcoming fourth one, I didn’t challenge her superstition.

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