Anne Peterson

Connecting you with the feelings you've lost.

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

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  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 […]

I Miss my Sister.

me and Peggy

  I miss my sister. She was supposed to be sharing life with me. The antics of our kids, now our grandkids. Instead, I see pictures of her grandkids and know how much they would have loved her. “You need to get on with your life,” I’ve been told. I have gone on with my […]

Sometimes When I’m Hurting

Sometimes when I'm hurting, God...

Listen To Your Heart

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  I remember when I was a people pleaser. Okay, I am still a people pleaser to a degree, but I remember when I was worse. Much, much worse. When you come from a dysfunctional family you adopt ways to survive and unfortunately those ways of coping don’t work in the real world. If your […]

Go Ahead. Jump.


I am participating in the Writing Contest: How Writing has Positively Influenced my Life, hosted by Positive Writer. I still remember shaking. I was sixteen in gym class and we were told to line up at the deep end. We were to jump in. Me, who had never been in deep water. 

And I did […]

Whose Life Are you Living?

Your calling sign

What will your biggest regret be as you near the end of your life? Bonnie Ware wrote a book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. After spending time with those nearing death she found the number one regret: I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life […]

What if it’s Not too Late?

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We’ve all seen them. People who knew what they wanted to be from the time they were little ones. A teacher inspired them to pick up a piece of chalk and make a difference. Or maybe the lack of a good doctor when their family needed one, lit a fire in them to become a […]

No one is Excluded

Photo by Jessica Peterson.

What if Every Piece Does Fit?


So often in life we start down a road, with our dreams in the GPS of our minds. But we don’t seem to meet the destination as we expected. And after a while we wonder if perhaps we’re on the right road to our calling. Did we miss something? Is this thing even working? Jeff […]