My name is Kerry Peterson and I have always loved words. I think it’s a genetic trait passed on in a yet unidentified gene. I loved words more when I could use them to beat my children at Scrabble or Boggle, but sadly those days are definitely over, as my three “lil ones” are not so little anymore.

If I can’t beat my kids at board games, I would love to contribute to the world’s happiness or understanding of itself like so many authors have helped me. I don’t kid myself and think I’ll do it on any sort of grand scale like our favorite authors do. Brilliant writers are my heroes: from C.S Lewis’s Mere Christianity to Kate DiCamillo’s Tale of Despereaux, I have learned a lot about the world. I’ve also learned some really cool words like “chiaroscuro” and “perfidy”. I try to slip them into conversation on occasion.

Never one for keeping up well with chronicling life events in a journal, I have found the expression of my soul’s wonderings and longings through poetry therapeutic, and much more fun. Our family has experienced some challenges the past few years, as I venture to guess yours has as well. I try to make sense of them and of faith through poetry. I share them in hopes that any reader who stumbles across them finds encouragement in their own trials, which are probably not so different from mine.

Most Sincerely,

Photography courtesy of my ever so artistic husband Brian and eldest son Trevor, and the occasional guest professional photographer.  Unless they are the less than ideal pictures with power lines in them, etc.,  in which case it was me.


5 Responses to About

  1. eclipsedbylight says:

    I am so thrilled to find this blog! The poetry that feels like prayer, your use of the names of God, and your writing tailored to speak to some of the broken times of life… keep it coming. I will be eagerly reading! Be blessed…

  2. Thank you for following my blog and now I am so happy to read your beautiful writing!

  3. Lisa Cannon says:

    Kerry – your mom told me about your blog at church on Sunday. Your writing is beautiful! I am enjoying each one that I have read so far. I wrote for years. Maybe your blog will encourage me to begin again! May our Lord continue to bless your soul with His love!

    Lisa (Fulp) Cannon

  4. riz says:

    On your about.me: “The beautiful and the difficult often intersect” – I couldn’t agree more. 🙂

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