Beauty of the Skies

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

The other week, a storm tore through our area. Nothing too severe, just your standard thunder, lighting, wind, and rain. When I was a little girl, and terrified of the power of nature, my mom would sing our special song during storms to the tune of “Love Lifted Me” it went: God made the rain/…

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Bloom where Planted

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 5, 2010 / 0 Comments

Needless to say, my semester abroad in Scotland – and the process of returning home – has shaped many of my new approaches towards life. One lesson I came away with is to “bloom where planted.” Many times, by very insightful people, the metaphor of a flower in a pot has been used to characterize…

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Even Mr. Right is Wrong

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 3, 2010 / 0 Comments

This week, I’ve been rereading Elisabeth Elliot’s Passion and Purity. Let me say, I cannot recommend this volume highly enough. What I’ve most appreciated during this read-through is how incredibly aware Mrs. Elliot is that her methods may be 50 years old, but the message is the same and as true as ever. Get yourself…

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Spiritual Analogies in 24

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

24 July 2010 Here’s the story, I’ve recently become addicted to the show 24! (Late by 8 seasons, I know!) As much fun as it is to watch Jack Bauer scare the living daylights out of evil terrorists, I couldn’t watch without thinking of the great spiritual analogy. Work with me on this one. Jack…

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A Little Princess

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

14 July 2010 If you’ve had any kind of cultured childhood at all, you should have watched ‘A Little Princess’. Okay, so that was a big generalization, but I would like to write a few comments about this film adaptation of a charming novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. In the story, Sara Crewe is left…

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A Different Kind of Toy Story

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

02 July 2010 Just last week, my family took a vacation to the gorgeous Carolina Coastline. Our grandparents retired there and we go every year to visit. It’s fantastic! But today, I’d like to comment on a little kernel of truth I gleaned during our stay. My grandmother, you must first understand, is an incredibly…

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Cleaning Crud

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

This morning, with rag and soap in hand, I began to clean out the time-built crud from our refrigerator. Working from the ground up, I scrubbed and bubbled until the mangy-mess disappeared. I have to confess, at first I was slightly resentful. “Why am I cleaning this mess? My crazy family is going to make…

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Women are like Whisky – no, hear me out!

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

During the Scotch Whisky Experience – I learned a thing or two about malts and about myself. It finally all came together. Whisky, you might know, must sit in the barrels for years to reach that state of malted perfection. Depending on what the buyer is looking for, whisky could remain in the wood for…

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Let's start at the very beginning.

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 2, 2010 / 5 Comments

Since I’ve returned from one fantastically, amazing semester abroad in Scotland (read all about it at: http://eastervictoria.blogspot.com) so many people have kindly asked if I would continue blogging. At first my answer was “No.” My reasoning being that, after coming home from the Old Country, I had nothing interesting left to report. During these past…

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