Link Love (vol. 53) ::



your must-reads of the week

What if your life is already the best thing? by Glennon Doyle Melton

a bit more link love

What’s her name? by Tanya Marlow

Jian Ghomeshi will recover. His alleged victims will not. by Elizabeth Plank

Do you know about Jian? by Melissa at Nothing in Winnipeg

On not “firepitting” our marriage or our children by Kristen Howerton

Girls who escaped Boko Haram tell of horrors in captivity by Charlotte Alter at Time

Breaking up the good ol’ boys club by J.Lee Grady for CBE

Bring Yourself by Austin Channing

Write like a mother by D.L. Mayfield

With Love Ablazin’ by John Blase

A PhD Shower and a Call to Celebrate by Saskia Wishart

Deacons and Elders and Me by Micha Boyett

13 Signs You’re a Classic INFJ at Thought Catalogue (yep, that’s me)

Canadian Mosque Gets Vandalized, This Community’s Response Will Make Your Day

This video of Daniel Radcliffe rapping “Alphabet Aerobics” totally made my day.

my own most-read post

 Soapbox Warning: On Jian Ghomeshi and the acceptability of sexualized violence against women

favourite instagram

Preschool costume day! She was more excited about make up than a fancy dancy dress. This girl is carbonated joy.
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)


And history remembers her as pretty

Early Chapter Books for Boys

A Ministry of Silly Walks clock? TAKE MY MONEY.

22 Things Everyone Who Loves Paper Books Will Understand

(I pin all manner of things – my username is sarahbessey.)

weekend meditation

 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

- Mahatma Ghandi

and finally

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Reminder: sharing a link doesn’t mean the content or the site receives my whole-hearted 100% endorsement. It means that the particular link is worth a read and a think. That’s all.

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Being Brave Together

In the moments when we wonder why we bother, when we feel futile and small and ridiculous, when we feel misunderstood and mischaracterized, when we are paying a price, it’s in those moments that we learn the truth about being brave: it doesn’t always feel good. If, as Aristotle supposedly posited, the only way to […]

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Soapbox Warning: On Jian Ghomeshi and the acceptability of sexualized violence against women

Trigger warning: rape, abuse, sexualized violence.  One of my blogger-jokes is that I like to think about and write about the stuff we don’t usually discuss in polite company – things like marriage and religion and politics, for instance. But I have to say I’ve never in my life considered or entertained the idea of […]

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“And on behalf of this world, you’re very welcome.” :: a response to Doctor Who “In the Forest of the Night”

Once a week, we have an unapologetic Doctor Who geek-out here to discuss the latest episode. I’ve just finished watching the 10th episode of the 8th season of the rebooted Doctor Who called In the Forest of the Night (<—that’s a recap from BBC America’s Anglophenia.) Fair warning now: this is not a summary, just an off-the-top-of-my-head […]

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Flutters and faith

I have three tinies and this is my eighth pregnancy. Those kinds of odds can mess with a woman. As I said a few weeks ago when I first told you about this baby, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. I spent the first four months of this pregnancy convinced that it wasn’t […]

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More than metaphors: on bearing witness to baptism

On Sunday, four people climbed the ladder into the tiny plastic six-foot wide tank set up for our sacred purposes at the school gym. Standing in waist-deep warm water, our pastor stood with an arm around each person in turn: tell us your story, he said. And they did. Someone had typed up a few […]

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