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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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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