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Link Love (vol. 53) ::

EVERYTHING

 

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

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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)

pinning

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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 Have a lovely weekend!

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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Link Love (vol. 52)

EVERYTHING

 

your must-reads of the week

Why I Don’t Go to Church by D.L. Mayfield and

What Mark Driscoll Teaches Us About Grace and Responsibility by Kristen Howerton

a bit more link love

The Pain Recedes & We Carry It Together by Shauna Niequist

Every Grain of Sand by Brian Zahnd

The Bible Term Most Misused by Christians – an interview with Scot McKnight by Jonathan Merritt

Ebola is More Than a News Story to Me by Yabome Gilpin-Jackson for SheLoves Magazine

Why I’m Crazy Enough to Go Without the Internet for a Year by Esther Emery

Has the Church Learned Anything from Ferguson? by Austin Channing Brown

On Fighting, Farming, and Feasting by Kelley Nikondeha

Martha, Misunderstood by Cara Strickland for The Junia Project

All Men Should Be Farmers by Elesha Coffman for Her.meneutics

Are Boobs News? By Hannah Mudge

10 Things to Do Different *Before* You Lose Your Temper by Lisa-Jo Baker

The Black Wedding Guest by Siki Dlanga for SheLoves Magazine

Called from the Mountains: The Women Fighters Who Are Taking on ISIS by Emily Feldman

Young Haitians Flip the Script on Instagram by Tim Rogers at Fusion

my own most-read post

Women in Bikinis ::

(Who knew one could set off a firestorm simply by writing positively about women wearing bikinis? Now we know.)

favourite instagram

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20 week baby bump! And yes, Instagram is a fourth baby’s Baby Book.
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)

pinning

Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset. - Joss Whedon

DIY Open Shelves – so want to make these!

Classic Knitted Granny Slippers

A few new fascinating additions to my Wise Women curated board

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

weekend meditation

“Extremists have shown what frightens them the most: A girl with a book.” – Malala Yousafzai

Congratulations to Malala for co-winning the Nobel Peace Prize this past week. She’s a true peace-maker.

and finally

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 Have a lovely weekend!

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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A Little Bit of Link Love (vol. 51)

EVERYTHING

 

your must-read of the week

Women Like Me are Abused Worldwide: Here’s Why by Anne Graham Lotz

a bit more link love

I’m glad I’m not the same guy who wrote Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

ShePonders: My Present Embarrassment by Kelley Nikondeha for SheLoves Magazine

The Job that Desire Wanted by Kelli Woodford

Enjoying: Payoff in the Present by Kelle Hampton

My Story of Healing by Christine Caine

On Being a Woman and a Bible Major by Julie

Why More Evangelical Women are Breaking Their Silence by Janel Curry

Don’t watch the Ray Rice video. Don’t ask why Janay Palmer married him. Ask why anyone would blame a victim. by Hannah Giorgis for The Guardian

Jennifer Lawrence May Be a Victim But Not of the Devil by Laura Turner for RNS

How to sling insults like the British (some may find offensive!)

If you want to know what all of Canada is reading about right now, it’s this: the discovery of the Franklin Expedition ship

46 Birth Photos That Are Worth Having a Baby For

my own most-read post

Be Not Afraid: A Letter to My Charismatic Brothers and Sisters ::

We’ve taught the message that “everyone is out to get us” and “be afraid” for so long that perhaps it is no wonder that we have become fear-filled, defensive, close-minded anti-Christs. I grieve for our witness. Is this the activity and experience of the Holy Spirit in our lives? Surely not.

We are living out of our worst fears instead of our best hopes. We are teaching and preaching, we are writing, we are leading, we are praying out of crippling fear instead of the hope of Christ.

favourite instagram

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Tiny #4 didn’t come to play. Only 15 weeks here – and no, it’s not twins.
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)

weekend meditation

“Art is so often better at theology than theology is.” – Christian Wiman

and finally

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 Have a lovely weekend!

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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A Bit of Link Love (vol. 50)

EVERYTHING

 

your must-read of the week

The Sunday She Stood by Megan Gahan for SheLoves Magazine

Black Bodies, White Souls by Austin Channing Brown

a bit more link love

Back to School Benedictions by Osheta Moore

Cleaning My Cup by Kelley Nikondeha

Her Face by Abi Bechtel

Dare you to pick one thing from this list for your weekend? by Preston Yancey

Cracks in the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women Reach Prominent Pulpits by Adelle M. Banks for Sojourners

How I limited screen time by offering my kids unlimited screen time by Ann Kirby-Payne

A Blessed Endeavour: Astrophysicist Dr. Jennifer Wiseman’s faith enriches her scientific work by Margot Starbuck (I’ve become obsessed with the show Cosmos and so this was so refreshing to read.)

The Form Letter for Unmet Expectations by Kristen Howerton

The Definitive Ranking of Iconic “Friends” Episodes

I’m giving away $50 to JoeFresh online – enter here

my own most-read post

173 beats a minute: On one surprising baby and the possibility of miracles

I just need to say, too, that your comments and emails after I shared the full story of our summer-surprise have been a great source of comfort, hope, and encouragement for us. Thank you!

Pinterest inspiration

want to cook: Soup season! copy-cat recipe for the Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli

cool to see: 50 Insanely Gorgeous Nature Tattoos

want to remember: Let us not become weary in well-doing... (beautiful print!)

Wise Woman: 7 Videos that are battling stereotypes this summer

(I pin all manner of inspiration and ideas at Pinterest. You can follow me here.)

favourite instagram

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Joe is trying to help me find a name for the new baby – but he’s only checking the boy names section in a radical act of hope. (Poor Joe – only sisters and girl-cousins.)
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)

weekend meditation

“We must understand that God does not “love” us without liking us – through gritted teeth – as “Christian” love is sometimes thought to do. Rather, out of the eternal freshness of his perpetually self-renewed being, the heavenly Father cherishes the earth and each human being upon it. The fondness, the endearment, the unstintingly affectionate regard of God toward all his creatures is the natural outflow of what he is to the core – which we vainly try to capture with our tired but indispensable old word “love”. – Dallas Willard

and finally

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You can “like” me on Facebook for links to all my posts or to wade in on the discussions in your FB news stream. I’m also over on Twitter.

 Have a lovely weekend!

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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