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The 10 Books That Changed Everything

by Edie Wadsworth on September 12, 2014

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~C. Eliot Everywhere you turn in my house, there’s a stack of books.  I TRY to keep them put away but no matter how much I hope to reform myself, I’m […]

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Summer Reading for Tweens {and their parents}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 9, 2014

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 ”No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” C.S. Lewis This may seem like a regular post, but it’s not.  This is a community post, where I start the conversation and you jump […]

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photo Show Notes and Outline Why should we want to be lifelong learners? It cultivates virtue, curiosity, and empathy. It’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself and those around you. It reassures us we are not alone! It strengthens our ability to think for ourselves amid a world of chaos and distraction. […]

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The Book I’ve Waited My Whole Life to Read {#IDHTBPTBB}

by Edie Wadsworth on April 30, 2014

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Welcome WBIR friends!! I’ve got a special page ready for you with a free download! Click here to get started! When I was in my fourth year of medical school, I hosted my first big shindig at my house.  I hired a bluegrass band, put up a bunch of makeshift decorations (which I mostly clipped […]

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Something Other Than God {And also Texas}

by Edie Wadsworth on April 28, 2014

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There are a lot of great folks from Texas. I like to pride myself in all things Lone Star State, so humor me in a smidgen of Texas pride.  There’s George W., Tommy Lee Jones, and Waylon Jennings.  Don’t forget Gene Autry, Sam Houston and Don Henley.   You probably would have guessed that Buck Owens, […]

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2014 Reading List

by Edie Wadsworth on February 7, 2014

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“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”  ~Oscar Wilde There’s probably nothing more dangerous in your house than a stack full of good books.  More than any other one thing in my life, books have been the most transformative.  And I’m […]

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Video Interview with Melanie Shankle (Big Mama)

by Edie Wadsworth on February 4, 2014

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Y’all. I don’t even know where to start with this one.  Melanie is the Seinfeld of blog world and she’s been making me laugh about nothing since 2008.  She’s one of my favorite people and her blog, Big Mama is a daily treat.   I know you’d love her too, if you could meet her […]

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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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Mom in the Mirror (and a giveaway)

by Edie Wadsworth on May 23, 2013

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First, I’d like to say thank you, for the kindest, most heartfelt encouragement.  You are truly a gift and I am amazed at how blessed a woman can be by her faraway friends.   Today, I am so honored to have Emily Wierenga here guest posting.  If you haven’t read Emily, you’re in for a treat. […]

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your real, new self

by Edie Wadsworth on February 4, 2013

“Your real, new self (which is Christ’s and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Does that sound strange? The same principle holds, you know, for more everyday matters. Even in social life, […]

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Plato’s Republic, discussion

by Edie Wadsworth on January 1, 2013

It’s finally here! You’ve been so patient and I apologize for the Helter Skelter way I run a bookclub. Welcome to my life! Because we’re behind, here’s what I recommend. We’re gonna skip Julius Caesar for now and discuss it in the summer, which means that we’re moving on to Virgil’s Aeneid for January. Hopefully, […]

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Antigone

by Edie Wadsworth on October 31, 2012

It is with deepest affection that I welcome my wonderful bookish friend Michele, who blogs at The Great Read, no less, to give us some insight into Antigone! I love her dearly and consider her a true friend. She’s been such a wonderful source of wisdom and encouragement to me and has graciously agreed to […]

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The Odyssey, books 13-24

by Edie Wadsworth on September 30, 2012

I’m so sad that we’re finished with The Odyssey! Don’t you feel like it changed you? Great books get under our skin and make us see the world differently. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it’s magic will live in your heart for a long time to come. I’m sorry if this video […]

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Read Well, Live Well::A classical online book club

by Edie Wadsworth on August 9, 2012

Well, you convinced me to do it. Albeit, it’s not like you had to twist my arm or anything but I’m so excited to announce the birth of a new online book club for those desiring to read or reread the classics.  September is a perfect time to start, since school will be starting for […]

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Read Books and Live Well, part 2

by Edie Wadsworth on July 31, 2012

Some of you asked what’s on the proverbial night stand.  Be careful what you wish for…….. Flannery O’Connor once got a letter complaining that her writing was not ‘uplifting’ enough. The reader was tired of the dark themes and twisted characters. This was O’Connor’s reply, “There is something in us, as story-tellers and as listeners […]

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