December 2010

The Problem of Pain

by Edie Wadsworth on December 31, 2010

from C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain–chapter 6 “The human spirit will not even begin to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it. Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are, the less their victim suspects their existence; they are masked evil. Pain is unmasked […]

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The God of Promise

by Edie Wadsworth on December 29, 2010

On a Sunday….. we sat listening to our Pastor finish a 12 week study on Job. His final words were: “God doesn’t give explanations, He gives promises.”  I couldn’t stop thinking about the truth of those words. Caiti and Cody decided to come spend the night. We shared Christmas fun all day. We made the […]

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Send Some Rain

by Edie Wadsworth on December 28, 2010

I was gonna try to string together a post tonight. Then I saw this. I sat with my family  to watch it and tears and mercy flowed. I am overwhelmed yet again that every provision has been made for us. Even my heart’s desire to remember.   To *go back there*. Thank you dear friend, […]

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Mercy Made Flesh

by Edie Wadsworth on December 25, 2010

Until I can find my words, my friends Denise and Julie and Patty have written about our tragic loss. By the gracious mercy of God, our family survived without so much as an injury.  I can’t stop thanking him for preserving the lives of our children. We rejoice with you today at the Word made […]

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Santa Claus Theology

by Edie Wadsworth on December 20, 2010

I doubt there’s one of us left who escapes it. It’s our natural theology. “He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice” haunts us from the time we’re old enough to talk and we fear that our nice hasn’t been nice enough. The sad truth is, it hasn’t. By December 24th, I’ve committed enough sin […]


Old-Fashioned Homemade Fudge Recipe

by Edie Wadsworth on December 19, 2010

Old-Fashioned Homemade Fudge Recipe

Welcome and thanks for visiting my blog! Check out my Christmas House Tour and join me tomorrow, December 16, (2013) for an online cookie exchange! Link up your favorite treat with us tomorrow! This is a recipe that I have memorized and have made countless times.   It’s a family heirloom.    The family jewels. […]

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Our Christmas Journey 2010

by Edie Wadsworth on December 13, 2010

I’ve joined The Nester’s Christmas Tour both in 2009 and in 2008. I love that girl.  She  gives me a goal for finishing my decorating. I haven’t finished decorating yet, despite her promptings but I’ve decided to tell you about my Christmas journey anyways. This year has been different for me.    This is my first […]


Christmas Concert

by Edie Wadsworth on December 12, 2010

It’s Saturday December 11 and I still do not have my Christmas tree up. I do have two wreaths and a table top tree and some garland. I’m getting there V E R Y S L O W L Y. Despite this somewhat worrisome fact, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying some preChristmas plays and concerts and […]


Christmas Cookie Exchange 2010

by Edie Wadsworth on December 10, 2010


{fingers crossed that MckLinky works} Welcome to my virtual Christmas cookie exchange! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us. If you’ve never done a linky party before, here are the basic instructions. 1. Click to ‘add your post’ to the party. Add the permalink for the specific cookie post and not your’s […]


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Edie Wadsworth on December 9, 2010

hulk cookies

I never intended to make superhero cookies. But after I dipped my lovely shortbread wonders into the chocolate coating, they looked EX.ACT.LY like the hulk.   It took me back to 1977, the year of my first perm and my first pair of Trax,   when my brother would let me tag along with him […]


Stinky Dog and a Winner

by Edie Wadsworth on December 8, 2010

Picnik collage

As the cold weather sets in, the dogs are in the house more and more.   Hank is our 2 year old English Golden Retriever.  And he is unequivocally the stinkiest dog in all the free world.   Even if he’s just been to the *spa*,  two hours later—-stinky. I’ve resorted to dousing him with […]


I heart Ruthanne

by Edie Wadsworth on December 7, 2010

I finally ordered Christmas cards.   Since we’re down to four people that actually live here, picking a picture for the card was relatively easy.  My awesome photographer friend Jessica took this one.   I ordered from Tiny Prints and if you hurry, there’s a great coupon that expires today.  Hurry.  It saved me almost […]


The Great Christmas Cookie Freeze

by Edie Wadsworth on December 6, 2010


Despite the fact that I have not yet begun to decorate for Christmas, I’m having a party at my *house*. You know a blog is like your home away from home. And I don’t have to clean for you to come here. So, join me this Friday for a Christmas cookie linky party. We’ll all […]


Martin Luther’s ‘First Sunday in Advent’ sermon

by Edie Wadsworth on December 4, 2010

I have some strange hobbies.   I like going to weddings and eating wedding cake.  I love song lyrics and google them frequently.   And I love listening to sermons.   I frequent church websites to see if they post sermon audio and then listen while I do kitchen chores.  I love listening to my […]


How to Homeschool::Homeschool Schedule

by Edie Wadsworth on December 2, 2010

It’s almost time to wake the little girls so we can head out on a field trip. We’re going to see the Kingsport Ballet Nutcracker! I’m traveling somewhere else today too. Paige from the blog Simple Thoughts asked me to guest post on the details of ‘what i do in a day’. I sent the […]

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