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For My Beloved

by Edie Wadsworth on April 17, 2014

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 For those who fear their sin has been too great and their pride too blinding, For those crushed under doubt and shame and unbelief, For those whose hearts are broken with loneliness, abandonment,  and mind-numbing grief, For those who’ve spent years in a dark and dreary wilderness, without the tiniest shimmer of hope, For those […]

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On Vows, Teens, and Other Sacred Things

by Edie Wadsworth on April 13, 2014

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We began Holy Week today with little ones waving palm branches as they made their way toward the altar, followed by 11 young men and women ready to make their confirmation vows to God—vows to follow Christ even unto death, to hear His Word regularly and to take His Supper faithfully.  I was teary eyed […]

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Keep My Eyes Above the Waves

by Edie Wadsworth on March 27, 2014

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Welcome my friend Jeanne to the blog.  She’s one of the most creative people I know with such a savvy sense of doing business with heart.  I’d love to live closer to her to just sit in her studio and listen and learn.  She’s is such a talented artist with a passion for helping others […]

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A Father to the Fatherless

by Edie Wadsworth on March 12, 2014

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I drove to Knoxville while the sun was still trying to peak over the horizon, listening to Ray LaMontagne and Scott Avett.  The hour’s drive passes easy when there’s good music.  I looked down at my list trying to figure out how to do the ten things I had scribbled down before time to truck […]

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Happy Lent?

by Edie Wadsworth on March 7, 2014

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The first time I read Chesterton, I was on a flight with 2 friends for a girl’s weekend. Yeah, it’s not exactly chick lit, if that’s what’s you’re wondering.  I was in a stupor when we reached Tampa, because well, CHESTERTON.  If you haven’t read this book, it’s probably in the top 5 of my […]

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Fishing with Daddy

by Edie Wadsworth on March 3, 2014

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I must have been about 7 years old when I rode in Daddy’s red Ford truck over to the Little River to fish off the train tracks.  He used corn right out of the can for bait.  I mostly ate the corn and asked a lot of questions.  Daddy shushed me and showed me over […]

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When God Showed Up Wanting Waffles

by Edie Wadsworth on March 1, 2014

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I did a radio interview with Issues, Etc yesterday on the dignity of vocation.  I was nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof, but after the brilliant editing of Jeff Schwarz and the genius interviewing skills of Todd Wilken, I survived and it turned out okay. Todd said something during our interview that […]

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The Fruits of Our Labor

by Edie Wadsworth on February 3, 2014

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“All the ancient wisdom tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy; that shoddy or dishonest or self-serving work is our curse and our doom. We have tried to escape the sweat and sorrow promised in Genesis […]

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Why Marriage is So Hard

by Edie Wadsworth on January 22, 2014

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  “Now, I see, my most constant mistake, is I don’t know what I love till its gone.” You’re sitting smack dab in the middle of the hardest thing in your life—your marriage.  How do I know?  Because I am too and I know how the days can seem dark. You’re probably not gonna like […]

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Light It Up

by Edie Wadsworth on January 20, 2014

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My girls were scheduled to do a few clogging numbers yesterday at a car show in our small town.  Yes, you read that right.  Trust me.  When you live in the foothills of Appalachia and your town is named Bean Station, you’re bound to find yourself at a car show some  Sunday clog dancing.  I […]

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On Giftedness and Calling {5 Clues to Your Calling}

by Edie Wadsworth on January 13, 2014

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This is where I do my work everyday.  I love my desk.  I love my computer, my journal, my favorite pens.  I love my books.  I am in my element when I sit down here to write.  But it took me most of my life to settle in to what I was made to do. […]

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Who is Your Neighbor {and Why Vocation Will Set You Free}

by Edie Wadsworth on January 8, 2014

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Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.  ~C.S. Lewis Who is my neighbor, some of you asked, after my post on Finding Your Calling in Life. That’s a great question, and if you look at the actual meaning of the word, it just means someone who […]

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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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Advent, Duck Dynasty, and Why Theology Matters

by Edie Wadsworth on December 13, 2013

You asked for a loving God: you have one. The great spirit you so lightly invoked, the ‘lord of terrible aspect,’ is present: not a senile benevolence that drowsily wishes you to be happy in your own way, not the cold philanthropy of conscientious magistrate, nor the care of a host who feels responsible for […]

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When You’re Desperate For a Sign

by Edie Wadsworth on November 18, 2013

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For I was determined to know nothing among you, except Christ, and Him crucified.  1 Cor. 2:12 There’s a new wave of churches taking root in America and abroad that may surprise you—the athiest mega-church.  This fascinating article about this movement starts like this:  It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Several […]

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