I Feel Entitled. Yuck.

By Victoria Easter Wilson / February 11, 2015 /

There’s no pretty way to admit this, so I’ll come right out and say it: I feel entitled. I’ve noticed the dissonance in my soul for months, but I’ve only recently put a name to it: entitlement. Some people feel entitled to things because of who they are. My entitlement is based more on what…

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Good Things: Give Me Jesus Journal from Life Lived Beautifully

By Victoria Easter Wilson / February 8, 2015 /

Do you have a stack of journals piled somewhere in your house, spines balanced on top of each other every which way? Then, like me, you can appreciate a good journal when you see one. I’ve been through about 30 journals in 19 years (my early pages were full of scintillating details like, “Eit PopTarts…

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Gut-writing for God's glory.

By Victoria Easter Wilson / February 5, 2015 /

After thinking long and hard, I finally happened upon a tagline that describes my intentions for this space. And by “thinking long and hard,” I mean polling my Facebook friends and Instagram followers. It was very scientific. Truthfully, it didn’t seem right to define my blog without y’all. Together, we happened upon this phrase: “Gut-writing…

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How To Love On A New Mom

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 31, 2015 /

When I was pregnant with Carson, I felt deep down in my swollen ankles that I was going to rock this motherhood gig. After all, I dutifully scarfed down prenatal vitamins the size of a small buffalo everyday for nine months. Folic acid and I were tight. I slept on my left side, never sat…

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When You're Brought Low

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 27, 2015 /

Low feels like being curled on your bathroom floor, hugging the toilet as if it’s your new best friend. Low feels like explaining to your doctor all the embarrassing, gory details. Low feels like lying awake at 2am, knowing you’ll be even more exhausted come morning. Low feels like snapping at your husband, just after…

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I Didn't Marry My Dream Man

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 21, 2015 /

Ben and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary this week. Which, of course, makes me a bastion of marriage knowledge. Except not. If I may, I want to candidly share a thought with you that has been brewing in my mind over the past two years. (And I do so with my husband’s full…

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Winter Wonderland First Birthday Party

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 17, 2015 /

All photo credits via. First birthdays are worth celebrating because, let’s face it, you kept a tiny human alive for a whole entire year! You made it through teething and feedings and shots and falling off beds and every other adventure life with a new baby brings. Celebrate this occasion. It’s about you and your spouse…

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Good Friends & Good Books: Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 14, 2015 /

When did you realize you had made a friend for life? It could have been when she helped you borrow the neighbor’s canoe to have an Anne Of Green Gables-style adventure on the lake. (The neighbor who happened to be out of town…and didn’t necessarily give you permission to borrow the canoe in question. But…

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When The Fog Clears

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 9, 2015 /

Have you ever been knee-deep and neck-high in a fog? Not just a I-could-use-a-second-cup-of-coffee fog, I’m talking about a will-this-last-forever? fog. The kind of fog that’s so dense, you can’t remember the warmth of the sun or the color of the sky. That kind of fog. A year after the birth of my first child, I feel…

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To My Daughter, On Her First Birthday

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 8, 2015 /

Dear Carson, This is certainly not the first “letter to my daughter” floating around on the Internet, but it is the first from me to you – so let that uniqueness mark it. Today, you are one year old. One, glorious year old. It’s been three-hundred and sixty-five days since you burst into our lives with all the…

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