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Writing tip No. 57

Writing tip No. 57

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On reruns of NPR’s hit call-in show Car Talk I heard a caller say he was a ghostwriter for some famous author and was interested in blowing up an Aston Martin…

When excuses won’t fly

When excuses won’t fly

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Faith & Inspiration | They say the road to hell is paved with excuses, and this is chillingly close to the mark, as I noticed in my reading of Malachi. The book reads like a…

Forgive me. That’s all

Forgive me. That’s all

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Today I realized how extraordinary the phrase “forgive me” is. I was feeling miserable in my guilt. And like a trapped animal casting around in my mind…

It’s a cat’s life

It’s a cat’s life

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Faith & Inspiration | On days when my life is full of sorrow, rejection, or trial, I look at my cat and say, “Lucky cat. Wish I were you.” On days when my life is full of joy,

The impenetrable fortress of a covenant marriage

The impenetrable fortress of a covenant marriage

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband had an epiphany early in our marriage: Nobody can destroy our marriage but two people—him and me. We have felt good about that insight ever…

Allotted boundaries

Allotted boundaries

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | For who knows whether God placed us here for such a time as this?

On a rampage

On a rampage

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Faith & Inspiration | I’m on a rampage this week. My father showed up at the doorstep and said, “Why don’t we clean the garage?” I hemmed and hawed that I didn’t have…

Dealing with a 7-year-old

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Faith & Inspiration | I spent the day with a 7-year-old. Not my 7-year-old grandson but the neighbor’s grandchild. (“If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one…

In praise of small talk

In praise of small talk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Humility partly comes from espousing heartily today an opinion that you were as adamantly opposed to yesterday. This is how I feel about “small talk.” For…

Rage against the darkness

Rage against the darkness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The downside of writing a daily online posting and a biweekly magazine column is that you get to know all my sins. This is partly because I’m not the…

An answer to prayer arrives on a Gator

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Faith & Inspiration | Like pirates, hunters, and thieves test a gold coin by biting down on it, my test of Christianity is whether the man wants to talk about it outside the church…

Home improvements coming your way

Home improvements coming your way

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Government | There is a children’s book titled Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? As you might expect, it concerns a ne’re-do-well tyke with great ideas that somehow…

 
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