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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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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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Meditations on Mothering

by Edie Wadsworth on September 24, 2013

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She buried her head into my neck and cried red, hot tears.  She already feels the sting of life and we sit in her bed and bear it together.  It might as well be the weight of the world.   Joy unspeakable awaits her, but so does heartbreak.  How do I tell her that this […]

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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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The Wild Truth

by Edie Wadsworth on May 14, 2013

If  you’ve never read Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton, you should.  I’m sure I read it four times before I began to understand it and see the genius of it.  It’s worth the effort, I promise.  I wasn’t gonna post today but after I read this section, I had to share it.  His thoughts on the […]

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what momma said

by Edie Wadsworth on May 13, 2013

This is a repost from last Mother’s Day but it’s been an emotional weekend and I needed to hear her words again today.  Telling our stories is hard and I’m thankful for all the courageous women in my life who have been brave enough to speak, even when “your hands are shaking and your faith […]

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Why I’m Not A Feminist, part 2::{Christ as Husband}

by Edie Wadsworth on May 11, 2013

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I appreciate how so many of you have joined in this very important conversation. I would ask kindly that you read the post in its entirety before commenting. My words have been misconstrued in some cases to say things that I did not say. Where I have felt misunderstood, I have added or reworded a […]

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Why I

When God was merciful, when He revealed Jesus Christ to us as our Brother, when He won our hearts by His love, this was the beginning of our instruction in divine love.  When God was merciful to us, we learned to be merciful with our brother.  When we received forgiveness instead of judgement, we, too, […]

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when doubt rages

by Edie Wadsworth on April 7, 2013

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Easter.  Did you know that Easter isn’t over?  The historic church celebrates Easter until Pentecost, which is 50 days after Resurrection Sunday.  So, there are 7 Sundays in Easter and after living with the church year calendar for awhile, you start to remember  what’s coming.  That and the fact […]

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Living Broken

by Edie Wadsworth on March 29, 2013

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Good Friday.  Isn’t it just the unfortunate pause before Easter?  Hasn’t Lent been long enough?  There’s only so much my heart can take of the remembering.  Bring on the chocolate bunnies and the Easter morning frocks.  I’m ready to gather my little chicks all together and feed them […]

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On Raising Gracious Kids

by Edie Wadsworth on March 6, 2013

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  I wrote this post, not because I’ve somehow got it all figured out, but because  even as a veteran mom, I’m still struggling.  I’m right there with you, down in the trenches, waging war, as enemies attack these kids, our family, on every side.  It’s hard because it’s supposed to be hard.  But don’t […]

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What Love Sounds Like:: Love, On Purpose

by Edie Wadsworth on February 25, 2013

Nobody tells you how hard it will be to love someone.  Most of us have such a flimsy idea of what love means. You have no idea at the outset of this adventure that this relationship may cost you your life. The culture has taught us to grab what we need, to get our part, […]

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