Anne Peterson

Healing words for wounded souls.

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?

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?

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

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 […]

Standing There

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It’s Almost Time

It’s almost time. Mom just woke us up so we could bring in the new year. It’s 11:50 pm. We come downstairs and she places pot lids in our young hands, along with wooden spoons. “Just a few minutes to go. Get ready, get ready!” Mom shows us the box of noisemakers we can choose. […]

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 me out […]

I’m Gonna Pray, Olivia

I know the doctors are not giving you much of a chance, but I’m gonna pray. They hold test results in their hands, my hands are empty. God tells me to cast all my cares on Him. And I care about you. So I’m gonna pray. I know God knit you together in your mommy’s […]

Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes When Giving

  I brought in the plastic bags. Putting them down on the table, I unload them, thankful I got to go to the food pantry today. Thankful I have something different to offer my family. Opening the Duncan Hines box, I’m looking forward to making a cake. Cake is a luxury item. Reaching for my […]