Welcome to episode 102 of Mud Stories!
Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.
Today I’m talking with Edie Wadsworth, a writer and blogger who quit her job as a family practice physician almost a decade ago! Most days you’ll find her at home running a business or two–including her obsession with Young Living’s Essential Oils and their amazing power to heal and renew–making a big pot of delicious soup, talking about all things Texas and Southern-ness, or making her family sing karaoke with her!
Edie lives near the Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee, is a mom to nine, and the author of her very first book, a spiritual memoir, entitled All the Pretty Things.
In September it was SUCH a blessing to attend the square-dance launch party for Edie’s book! We had such a great time and I LOVED spending time together!!
In this episode we talk about:
- The book Edie wanted to write before All the Pretty Things was born
- The truth that processing, healing and redemption are ongoing and part of a long journey home
- How our early environment forms who we are
- The pain of fatherlessness–of being untethered and unspoken for
- The emptiness of trying to prove ourselves, impress people, and earn love
- How Edie’s life unraveled through drinking, an affair, and a divorce
- The tragedy of Edie’s house burning down three days before Christmas
- The importance of waiting and writing from a place of love
- How you can receive a FREE copy of Edie’s book and a $20 Young Living product credit
Edie shares about:
- The story behind the title, “All The Pretty Things”
- How she grew up poor and in a trailer park with her alcoholic father
- How the Appalachian mountains are a character in her book–how their ruggedness, wildness and beauty are a mirror of her own life
- The people who came into her life, sent from God, who stepped in to be mentors and coaches
- Why she decided to become a doctor
- How to be a “There You Are” kind of person
- How Young Living Essential Oils helped her heal while writing her memoir
- How to be of help and service to others through essential oils
Edie encourages us to:
- Share our story so that others know they are not alone
- See our parents with more grace and compassion and forgiveness
- Become a life raft for someone else
- Stop striving and know God already loves you, just the way you are
- Remember that God is never more near than when we come to the end of ourselves
- Know that every heartache and disappointment is God’s way of doing something in us to prepare us to help take care of others
May this conversation inspire you, bring you courage today, and be an encouragement to you no matter what you are facing!
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SCRIPTURE:And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (ESV)
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- Website: LifeInGraceBlog.com
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