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Meditations on Mothering

by Edie Wadsworth on September 24, 2013

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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The Baptism of Jesus

by Edie Wadsworth on January 13, 2013

I attend an historic church where we follow the liturgical calendar for the Sunday morning readings.  We use a 3 year lectionary and are currently in the season of Epiphany, reading from Cycle C.  I LOVE that the girls and I can study the readings ahead of time. My girls almost always give me the, […]

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Merry Christmas

by Edie Wadsworth on December 25, 2012

Two years ago at Christmas, fire ravaged our home and we lost everything. Except that we didn’t. Because everything that really matters can’t be taken away by fire or death or the darkest earthly hell imaginable. Even death is swallowed up in victory. And as we celebrate the incarnation of Christ, we know that it […]

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The Blessedness of Ordinary

by Edie Wadsworth on December 3, 2012

(this post is recycled and slightly re-edited from last November.) In His incarnation, Christ has knit creation back together and sanctified our flesh, our mundane.  He has redeemed for us all the ‘actual textures of physical life’ and granted us the ‘full extent of the  mysteries of the incarnation and all that flows from it, […]

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My poverty (and yours)

by Edie Wadsworth on November 19, 2012

This week we are swimming in  abundance. I spent the weekend making all manner of preparations.   While Stevie smoked back ribs all day yesterday, the rest of us flew into a frenzy of buying and storing and cleaning and prepping and sewing and ciphering.   All this to make sure 28 people know how […]

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31 Days of Hospitality:: Day 2 Every life is sacred

by Edie Wadsworth on October 1, 2012

This is day 2 in a series on hospitality.  You can find the others days of the series here! We take a radical position when we insist that it all does matter.  Life is holy ground. Every Sunday at my church, we start our service by confessing that  ’we have not loved our neighbors as […]

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