The Fruits of Our Labor

by Edie Wadsworth on February 3, 2014


“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 […]


Why Marriage is So Hard

by Edie Wadsworth on January 22, 2014


  “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 […]


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 […]


On Giftedness and Calling {5 Clues to Your Calling}

by Edie Wadsworth on January 13, 2014


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. […]


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

by Edie Wadsworth on January 8, 2014


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 […]


How to Find God’s Will for Your Life

by Edie Wadsworth on January 6, 2014


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 […]


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 […]


Open Ended Life

by Edie Wadsworth on November 7, 2013


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 […]


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 […]


Only Love

by Edie Wadsworth on September 13, 2013


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 […]


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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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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