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My {UN} Word for the Year

by Edie Wadsworth on January 14, 2014

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Every new year, I find myself  planning and scheming for a better liturgy to my days. Because before you know it, your days become your life.  And as a mom privileged enough to work from home, I get a pretty huge say in what goes on within these walls everyday.  And I don’t just want […]

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How to Find God’s Will for Your Life

by Edie Wadsworth on January 6, 2014

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Grand Christian movements will rise and fall. Grand campaigns will be mounted and grand coalitions assembled. But all together such coordinated efforts will never match the influence of untold numbers of followers of Christ living out their callings faithfully across the vastness and complexity of modern society. ~Os Guiness I’ve always been one to have […]

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Best of 2013, the posts

by Edie Wadsworth on December 31, 2013

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I don’t know about you, but I love a good New Year’s Eve at home with the kids.  We drag out the party hats, noise makers, the Scrabble game, our favorite tunes from the year, a big ole batch of chocolate fondue and party like it’s 1999.  Until about 10 pm, at which point, I […]

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Best of 2013, the People

by Edie Wadsworth on December 30, 2013

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I just got back from a 4 mile run.  Perhaps the hardest run of the year, because, well, there’s been no shortage of fudge around here.  And, despite my knack for spending hoards of time in my pj’s lately, I’m determined to finish the year strong, aka, READ, RUN, START a quilt.   The last […]

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A Few Things I LOVE lately

by Edie Wadsworth on November 15, 2013

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1. A good stroll down Memory Lane Okay.  So, my 25 year high school reunion is this weekend.  (Let’s go ahead and have a moment of silence.) My sister sent me some photos to commemorate the special event and I nearly fainted.  This is the only one I can show you and still retain any […]

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Open Ended Life

by Edie Wadsworth on November 7, 2013

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The Avett Brothers just released a new album, so I’m all twisted up in new melodies and lyrics— wrestling with what it means to live open, as a believer, as a mother and a woman, in this world which seems to have gone stark raving mad. Open-Ended Life?  Is is even possible?  Desirable?  Shouldn’t we protect […]

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What I Learned in September

by Edie Wadsworth on September 27, 2013

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1. I learned a new song by Patty Griffin. I’m a confessed Patty fan and somewhat ashamed of myself for just now learning the genius of the song, Mary, from her album Flaming Red It so inspired me in my mothering journey that I wrote about it. 2. I learned that decorating a room, together […]

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Only Love

by Edie Wadsworth on September 13, 2013

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None of us escapes it.  We are a bruised and broken people, in desperate need of a rescue.  We are all plagued with sin, doubt, fear, greed, selfishness, addiction, evil, and most assuredly self-righteousness.  We are harsh and unkind and lacking in mercy.  Or we are weak, undisciplined, and lacking in courage.  But we are […]

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Forever Young {13 and 21}

by Edie Wadsworth on September 10, 2013

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I was pregnant with her during my last year of residency, which means, she learned early to be a fighter.  During the first year of her life, I adjusted to a new baby, a new marriage, a new job, and a new mortgage in a new town.  I worked weekend nights as an ER doctor […]

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Cake and Karaoke

by Edie Wadsworth on September 9, 2013

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Okay, y’all. It was the best party ever.  I’ve got no lies to tell.  We were celebrating milestones;  Caiti turning 21 and Emme turning 13.  And would you believe me if I told you that there was not ONE decoration.  Not one.  Not even a single solitary “Happy Birthday” napkin. What we had was this—we […]

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Around the House, the Gifts of the Morning

by Edie Wadsworth on September 4, 2013

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It happens every couple months, you know those mornings—where time almost stands still—and your eyes and heart are a little more open to the gifts that are strewn about all around you.  This morning was like that for me.  It started out with a 4:45 wake up alarm, except I woke up at 4:43, like […]

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The Cottage

by Edie Wadsworth on August 26, 2013

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I spent Saturday at my farm with my mom and sister, painting Mama and Papa G’s new house in a lovely shade of light beige.  I wear the color well, as my hair and shoes and shirt will testify.  The 40 acre farm is about 40 minutes from here, over the beautiful Clinch Mountains, around […]

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10 Books Every Christian Should Read

by Edie Wadsworth on August 19, 2013

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During my (very scant) downtime this summer, I did quite a bit of reading.  It seems like I’m either reading 4 books a week or none at all.  My summer favorite was Stephen King’s memoir, called On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft.  I haven’t read even one of his fiction books […]

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Weekend Favorites

by Edie Wadsworth on August 18, 2013

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I’ve been so behind on blog reading this summer.  I guess that’s a good thing, but it’s been nice to have a little extra time in the week to catch up. A few favorites from the week: This project from Jenny is right up on my list of things to try.  Spray painted vinyl.  GET […]

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Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays}

by Edie Wadsworth on August 13, 2013

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        I am so giddy with excitement to share with you a project I’ve been planning and working on this summer.  I will be teaching an e-course, hosted by Jeanne Oliver as part of her Creatively Made Home series called, Home for the Holidays.  There will be 8 other VERY creative women […]

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