Anne Peterson

Healing words for wounded souls.

3 Reasons You Should NOT Join TribeWriters

    I heard Tribe Writers is starting up again. It’s an online course by Jeff Goins that promises to give you skills for writing that will move you forward. And while that may be true, I’m here to tell you three reasons you should NOT become a Tribe Writer. 1) It’s scary Now hear […]

I Tasted Grace One Easter

“Please Mom,” I begged. “It’s so nice and shiny, it will match my shoes.” “No.” she said. And her metal mind slammed shut. I went to sleep with resentment that night. To her, it was just a purse, but to my 12-year-old heart, it was everything. I didn’t like her very much that night. Easter […]

No More Talking

“Divorce” the letter read; “violence,” it went on. A long-distance call made: “I can’t talk now! He’s harassing me again.” Hours later a phone rings, and two sisters talk. One tells of a hurting heart and ten years of pain; the other sobs in silence. “Calling the police was easy, I wish I would have […]

Livie: a tribute to my granddaughter

Yesterday was a hard day. We got together and celebrated Olivia Jane’s life. With white balloons that we released to heaven. Before I let mine go, I kissed it. Here is a poem I shared at her gravesite.   Livie Although you were so very small, you taught us many things, like living in the […]

Happy Birthday, Peggy

  You left us in 1982. But even though a loved one dies, you don’t stop thinking about them. In fact, you think about them even more. But this isn’t going to be about your death. I’ve already written about that here and even here. No, this is a letter about what I admire about you. Follow […]

Three Words I Hate

    “You look tired,” I said to the young woman scanning my groceries. I’m not one to just spit out the question, “How are you?” Maybe because I know people just say what you want to hear. “Oh, I am tired,” she responded a little surprised. “I haven’t slept in days.” “Why not?” I […]

Happy Birthday Olivia

    Can I breathe now? Yesterday was my granddaughter’s first birthday, Olivia Jane. The image above is the beautiful cake Heather made for her daughter. Celebrating is always fun. Especially when it involves your family members. But yesterday was especially significant because we were told our granddaughter would most likely die before birth. “Trisomy […]

My Prayer for 2016

Well we did it. We said goodbye to 2015. Some of us toasted the new year with a glass of bubbly. Others knew it would come whether it was welcomed or not so they slipped into bed as the clock ticked it in. And now we face another year. A clean slate with no mistakes […]

He’s Close to the Broken-Hearted

No one likes pain. But it is a necessary part of life. And loss is one of the most excruciating pains. But we can have this confidence which helps us when we experience pain. When our hearts are broken, we can know God cares. It may not feel as if he cares. After all, couldn’t […]

How I Became a Published Author

  I am a published author. I couldn’t always say that. Although I had published 25 articles with Christianity Today and Today’s Christian Women, and I had 42 published Bible studies as well, I couldn’t say the words: “I have published a book,” a dream that was important to me. So what did I do […]