About Me

Jolina Petersheim

    My Books and Book Clubs

    From the Blog

    Blond Boy Crying

    Don’t Judge…Lest You Have The Same Kind of Child

    He was a painter with a lazy smile; she was a weaver who wore sweaters that would shrink to child-sized if caught out in the rain. They came into our … [Read More...]


    An Unexpected Gift

    There is a sense of detachment—almost timelessness—about our new homeplace in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. I used to have stress dreams about Ebola, … [Read More...]

    With my future sister-in-law in Colombia.

    Embracing The Master’s Brush

    Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Well, this week I tackled painting for the first time in eleven years. We’re not … [Read More...]

    What Others Are Saying

    I have long been a fan of author Jolina Petersheim. There’s a clarity and sweetness in her writing that transports the reader to a place of wonder. The Outcast is an insightful look at the complexities of living in community while living out one’s faith.
    Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? 'cause I need more room for my plasma TV

    The Midwife Book Trailer

    The Outcast Book Trailer