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A warning to control freaks

A warning to control freaks

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father’s move from his apartment to my house has brought my “stuff” to the surface. Specifically, it has brought out my desire for control. The…

Operating instructions for raising children

Operating instructions for raising children

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Parenting | We were sitting around the dinner table with friends who were lamenting problems and mistakes made with adult children, when one in our party said, “Well,

Falling from our first love

Falling from our first love

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We had a 40th anniversary celebration of the founding of our church. It was very interesting. It featured surprise appearances by every pastor who had ever…

Glorious defiance

Glorious defiance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We never think of Jesus as defiant. We think of Him as meek, and so He was: They accused Him before Pilate, and He said not a word. They pulled at His beard,

To avoid the French police

To avoid the French police

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My brother says a French policeman could have arrested the Levite who walked past the roughed-up traveler on the road (Luke 10:25–37), for “ non-assistance

Dead men hanging in Glenside

Dead men hanging in Glenside

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | It’s October again and there are dead men hanging all over Glenside, especially in the artsy district. They are slumped, they are impaled, they are tethered…

The new photos

The new photos

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Our inclination to cling to visuals of the past says much about our heart’s condition

Loving as you know how

Loving as you know how

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | True confessions. My great fear in life is that I do not love people. This is not self-deprecation but a clear-eyed self-evaluation buttressed by a track…

Who vs. whom

Who vs. whom

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Thank God He made people with different gifts. If everyone in the world had my particular gift set, there would be no technology: We would all be walking to…

A wake-up call

A wake-up call

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Way too early in the morning I got a text from a woman I count among the outer circle of my friends. I reached for my cell in the dark and yanked out the…

Thank God for angels

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When my son J was a little boy, he nearly drowned in the neighbor’s pool, lured into the deep end by a tantalizing floating inner tube. I jumped in (fully…

A charged spiritual zone

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On a recent Saturday I was with a group of 25 women who were strangers to me. The “ice-breaker” assignment was to find four things we had in common with…

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