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Episode 14: When God’s Ways are Not Our Ways

When singer and songwriter, Teresa Peterson, realized that the sure calling of God on her life to sing and to share her songs had died, she had no idea that the Lord was preparing her to be resurrected.  Teresa sought after a secular career in the music industry for years and one day found herself exhausted and done.  Teresa shares with us the journey that she has been on with the Lord and how when His ways are not our ways this can feel like a real death. A death not to be left in the grave.  It was such treat to have Teresa share with us the inspiration for her new songs on her new album.

Our Guest:

Teresa Peterson is a worship leader, speaker and singer/songwriter based out of Philadelphia, PA.  She recently opened for Dove Award winning group, Sidewalk Prophets and Stars Go Dim at the music festival, AbbeyFest.  Teresa has been featured on Relevant RadioThe Catholic PlaylistImmaculate Heart MusicAleteia: Cecilia and more.  She has led worship at events in association with the World Meeting of Families, Heart of the Father Ministries (Unbound), The Culture Project, and numerous Catholic conferences and youth rallies.  She has opened for speaker and author, Fr. Michael Gaitley (33 Days to Morning Glory), Archbishop Chaput, and Relevant Radio’s Fr. Richard Simon.  Locally, Teresa is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania’s Newman Center in helping build a culture of worship in adoration for their First Friday’s Mass and Adoration of the Sacred Heart.  She is currently back in the studio recording her 2nd Christian album.

Teresa’s first piano/pop EP, Say Something, was played on over 120 college and independent radio stations with the single, Atlanta.  Teresa has played at SXSW (Austin,TX), The Bitter End (NYC), St. Patrick’s Cathedral (NYC), 3rd and Lindsley (Nashville) and sang the National Anthem for the St. Paul Saints and the Versus Network.

You can follow Teresa on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube channel, Purchase her album titled Freely Fully on Itunes, and check out her performance schedule at


Show Notes:

  • Check out her YouTube video for Calling Me Higher and He Makes All Things New.
  • What is Lectio Divina – this beautiful ancient practice of meditating on Scripture?
  • 11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you home into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken, and I have done it, says the Lord.Ezekial 37

Call to Action – 

Trust enough to allow your heart to dream again and allow the Lord to accompany you as you dream.

Ask Jesus for His joy in each day.

Scripture – 

11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Saint Quote – 

God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful” – St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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