confessions

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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Mom Failures, Mom Guilt, and How I Find Peace

by Edie Wadsworth on August 11, 2014

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Sometimes all I see are my failures as a mom. She left a note by my computer that said, “Mom is tired.  Mom is always tired, but it’s okay.  She’s writing a book.” And just like that, I’m a complete mess.  All choked up, tears dripping on my computer, thinking back on the last few […]

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Clear Eyes, Full Heart

by Edie Wadsworth on August 4, 2014

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My eyes couldn’t take it all in last night. It may have been the most beautiful barn in the world, surrounded outside by an abundance of hydrangeas, lantana, and gorgeous urns full of summer’s bounty.  The stained concrete floors, the rich wood walls and ceilings, the antler chandeliers, and one hundred pairs of the world’s […]

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‘Round Here in July

by Edie Wadsworth on July 14, 2014

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Well, it’s been a whirlwind, in the best kinda way.  We’ve had lots of company, lots of good food, lots of fun and sun, and a whole lotta laughs.  The only thing we’ve been short on is sleep, as far as I can tell. I can say that this morning I feel a little like […]

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First Love

by Edie Wadsworth on June 24, 2014

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I woke up this morning before the sun came up, just like you always did.  I  sat quietly under a flood of memories—of the books and places and people that have changed my heart forever.  I asked God for more patience, for the gentleness of heart to lead my children to the truest things in life. […]

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I posted this on Instagram this past Friday and was blown away by the number of comments, texts, emails, etc about all our #oldladyproblems associated with being 40-somethings.  So, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the subject! (If it’s any consolation, I like my 40 year old self way better than my 20 […]

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What We’re Sowing

by Edie Wadsworth on May 15, 2014

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I married a biology major who loves and studies birds and trees.  In the house before this one,  he planted 90—yes you read that right—90! trees.  His middle name is Martin so maybe he comes by it honestly.  In this house, I lost count at around 40.  He was planning the trees before the foundation […]

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5 Surefire Ways to Breathe New Life Into Ordinary Days

by Edie Wadsworth on April 9, 2014

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I don’t know about you but I sure could use a  reset.  It’s so easy to let the busyness and details of ordinary life choke out  the beauty that hovers all around us.  I did a mental (and physical) reset a couple weeks ago and I’m so glad I did.  Do you ever just wish […]

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On Porches and Spring and Life in the South

by Edie Wadsworth on April 7, 2014

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No front porches. My uncle says there used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night, talking when they wanted to talk, rocking, and not talking when they didn’t want to talk. Sometimes they just sat there and thought about things, turned things over. My uncle says the architects got rid of […]

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The Year I Lost $150,000

by Edie Wadsworth on April 2, 2014

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Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.  ~Thomas Wolfe Seven years ago this month she made one of the hardest decisions […]

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An Afternoon With The Nester {5 Things I Learned}

by Edie Wadsworth on March 23, 2014

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You can go ahead and call me Ellie May Clampett, what with me hauling couches down the interstate and trying to keep from being impaled by a chair sitting very precariously in the passenger seat, all the while holding 3 chickens.  Okay,  it was one sofa and I wasn’t holding chickens, but it wouldn’t made […]

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A Day in the (very exciting) Life

by Edie Wadsworth on March 17, 2014

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Since we took a break from homeschooling this year and my girls are at a Classical School, I’ve had to figure out what to do with my time during the day.  I DON’T do it all and for everything I say yes to, I say no to twenty more things.  I am loosely organized with […]

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That Time I Was Phil Vischer’s Very Bad Bouncer

by Edie Wadsworth on March 14, 2014

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(photos all by  Lisa Price Photography) Remember back in October when I spoke at Allume?  Well, some of my friends from home came to the conference, both to support their scared friend and mostly to hear the likes of Ann Voskamp and Phil Vischer in person.  You know Phil, right?  The creator of Veggie Tales. […]

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