confessions

The Place Where You Are Cared For

by Edie Wadsworth on November 17, 2014

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Every memory I have of her house is nearly the same—the morning’s bacon fat is hardening in the iron skillet, her handwritten list is on a spiral  steno pad topped with her reading glasses, the breakfast dishes are littering the sink and the smell of supper is already floating from the oven, her Bible is […]

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Around Here Lately

by Edie Wadsworth on November 12, 2014

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Four days after I turned my book in, we left for Sanibel for Stevie’s annual medical meeting.  It was  wonderful to get away and such a treat to spend time with his brother Jeff and Jeff’s wife, Vicki. I’d love to say I read voraciously and did lots of walking and running on the beach. […]

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A Few Things for Fashion and Health

by Edie Wadsworth on October 31, 2014

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      My friend Cyndi is a style blogger for those of us over 40 and she’s participating in an awesome personal styling service in the form of a 21 day challenge!  I’m doing it myself and can’t wait to get started!! Today is the first day to sign up so read a little […]

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We Belong Together

by Edie Wadsworth on October 27, 2014

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It’s been a rough month, I’ve got no lies to tell. I’m sorry for being MIA for so long without checking in here.   I have been posting some on Instagram, but otherwise, I’ve been swimming in the deep waters of my book trying my best to finish on time.  It’s due this weekend so […]

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When the Truth Comes Out

by Edie Wadsworth on October 6, 2014

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“There is nothing to writing.   All you do is sit down to a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway I woke up at 3:15 on Saturday morning and crawled out of bed, fumbling around on the floor for my computer.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep so I made my […]

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On Humility, Parenting, and Being Teachable

by Edie Wadsworth on September 29, 2014

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When he was four years old, he walked in with me to a Gross Anatomy lecture, his smile a mile wide and his tousled hair with his signature cowlick making him the cutest thing since sliced bread.  He wasn’t feeling well (or just wanted to spend the day with mom?) and since the lectures were […]

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Homeschooling?, Book Writing, & Ordinary Days

by Edie Wadsworth on September 22, 2014

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“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.  Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.  Show them how to cry when pets and people die.  Show them the infinite pleasure in […]

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The Spirit of the Lord and the Magic of Being Loved

by Edie Wadsworth on September 15, 2014

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I got an email this weekend that brought me to my knees. A woman whose life looks perfect to everyone around her but is burning to the ground as she watches in disbelief.  And it doesn’t look like help is coming.  It doesn’t appear to be one of the stories with a tidy, happy ending. […]

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The Most Important Thing to Remember About Parenting

by Edie Wadsworth on September 8, 2014

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The sun was pouring into the east sky, scattering orange like a blanket over everything.  She was sitting in the front seat, unable or unwilling to look at me, her head turned decidedly away and her body clinging to her side of the car sending its message loud and clear.  Was there a tear in […]

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The One Quality of Great and Generous Minds

by Edie Wadsworth on September 4, 2014

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The boys were home this past weekend and so we lingered a while around the table, talking about their first couple weeks in classes and all the myriad of adjustments to be made when you begin a new season of life.  One thing that can be hard is all the new people that begin to […]

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A Workspace, a Boutique, a Dream

by Edie Wadsworth on September 2, 2014

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As you know, I’m a fan of an inspiring workspace. After 3 years of living and working hard in this office, I still love it.  Despite the fact that it NEVER looks this clean.  An in, NOT EVER.  I stalk inspiring workspaces online a lot and am always trying to figure out how our spaces […]

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Something More Than a Miracle

by Edie Wadsworth on August 25, 2014

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I’m writing this in part to tell you that if you ever wonder what you’ve done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been God’s grace to me, a miracle, something more than a miracle. ~Marilynne Robinson, Gilead It was a crisp October day when we stood on the back […]

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A Pep Talk For Your Inner 7th Grader

by Edie Wadsworth on August 18, 2014

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“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.”~C.S. Lewis I spoke at a women’s conference last weekend, which besides being a wonderful place of inspiration and creativity, can be the scariest place on earth. A conference where 550 women descended with their cute shoes and their cool […]

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The One Thing You Can Do

by Edie Wadsworth on August 15, 2014

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“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.” She comes into my office and I barely notice. I sit at my desk too numb to even think, nearly hopeless, while my coffee goes cold. I’m glued to the screen.  I scroll […]

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Around the Table

by Edie Wadsworth on August 13, 2014

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“How to announce the return of comfort and well-being except by cooking something fragrant. That is what her mother always did. After every calamity of any significance she would fill the atmosphere of the house with the smell of cinnamon rolls or brownies, or with chicken and dumplings, and it would mean, This house has […]

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