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.

Baffling bins

Voices | Confusing regulations on recycling are only the tip of the compost pile
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/06/17, 10:53 pm

Here is how work regulation works on me: If there is not enough of it, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do; if there is too much of it, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.

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Pointing out potholes

Faith & Inspiration | With confession we can help others learn from our sinful experiences
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/25/17, 11:19 am

There was a woman who came to her pastor and confessed that she was having dreams about him. By the end of the year they were in a full-blown adulterous relationship.

God says, “Confess your sins to one another” (James 5:16). I don’t know how far He wants us to go with this. From what I understand of God, His purpose for confession is that it be free of ulterior motives.

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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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