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In which I link you up (vol. 48)

EVERYTHING

must read of the week

Why Girls in Nigeria Should Matter to You by Kristen Howerton

 The ministry of watching sparrows fall to the ground by D.L. Mayfield


more link love

Educated Girls Will Change the World by Erin Wilson

Short and to-the-point. Jesus and a “Woman’s Place” by Kate Wallace for The Junia Project

Years ago, the answer to this very question changed everything for me. Should Jesus inform our Christianity? by Rachel Held Evans

Brian McLaren’s response here is a perfect example of why his work and ministry saved my faith a time or two.

You want to know how to handle unexpected shifts in your story with love and grace and incarnation? This is how: Better Than a Light and Safer Than a Known Way by my dear friend, Tara Livesay

White Privilege Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means by Kristen Howerton

“Choose joy, they say. But joy without lament is too thin for me.” Everyday Lament by Kelley Nikondeha

Marriage Letters between Seth & Amber Haines are always a must-read. His and Hers.

A worthwhile question: Is your extreme diet really an eating disorder? by Laura at Hollywood Housewife

Practical and tender: 10 ways to show love to the mom at home with little ones by Megan Tietz

Richard Beck is just a must-read. Always. His series about charismatics has taught me so much.

This is just life as a parent, single or not. So good. Parenting in Neverland by Andrea Levendusky

Christie is one of my newer discoveries and I LOVE EVERYTHING FROM HER. But here’s just one to get you started… Our Stories Come from Hunger by Christie Purifoy

Practical and challenging: The powerful difference between organizing and decluttering by Tsh Oxenreider

Laura is my blogging guru/fellow geek. Her series about blogging is just brilliant.

“Love does not just happen. It’s forged.” The lie and the truth about marriage by Glennon Doyle Melton

What writing a book looks like by Rachel Lee Haas (and check out the Instagram hashtag, too)

A clothes designer from Milton Keynes has launched ‘The Clergy Collection’ – for fashion-conscious female ministers.

21 Inspiration Stories that Prove Moms are Superheroes at Mashable


Jesus Feminists, out and about

Check out Sarah Schwartz’s brilliant 16 minute talk at Biola about Faith & Feminism above.

Jesus Feminist and Why We Need Female Theologians by Heather Lea Campbell

Jesus Feminist Book Review by Rachel Hattiwanger

(If something you wrote has to do with the little yellow book, send me a link! Would love to feature you.)


my own most-read post

 In which we pray #BringBackOurGirls

Why does no one care about our girls, Abba? I am angry because I believe that if they were 200 students from Ontario or Ohio, the world would have turned itself inside out until they were found but because our girls are in Nigeria, they are just another story, another “what a shame” story.

But I don’t want to remain isolated in my anger, I want my anger to work for our girls. Use my anger, Jesus, turn the force of it towards justice.

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Pinterest inspiration

want to do: 8 Awesome Outdoor DIY Projects for Kids

LOLZ: Don’t let the muggles get you down

want to rememberLove your badass.

Wise Woman: I believe the rights of girls and women are the unfinished business of the 21st century.

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


favourite instagram

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I bought this and I’m not even close to sorry.
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)

weekend meditation

“Not knowing when the dawn will come

I open every door.”

- Emily Dickinson


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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In which I link you up (vol. 47)

EVERYTHING

must read of the week

The Man in the Centre by John Blase

more link love

What now? by Rachel Held Evans

In search of a better gospel by Micah J. Murray

An Open Letter from the Praxis Team

When the roads to Zion mourn by Kelley Nikondeha

Healers, Bridge Builders, and Community Cultivators by Kathy Escobar

The Tribes of Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, John Piper…and Jesus by Stephen Matteson

On Broken Parts in Regular Towns: Alabama, Arkansas, and Haiti by Amber C. Haines

15 Keys to Parenting: What No One Tells You by Ann Voskamp

The Kingdom of Heaven is Not Like This by Megan Tietz

6 Things the Church Can Learn from Jimmy Fallon by David Henson

Becoming Pastor Katie by Katie Murchison Ross

The crisis of faith we don’t expect when we’re expecting by Micah Boyett

I’m done making my kid’s childhood magical by Bunmi Laditan

The Kids Were Here - photo series

45 Things You Wouldn’t Know About Harry Potter Without Reading The Books

Jesus Feminist, out and about

What’s that? Oh, just #4 on the USA Today ebook bestseller list. (!!!!!!)

The Writeous Babe Book Club

Jesus Thinks Women Are People, Too by yours truly for the Sophia Network

And later this month, I’ve got a fun week of Jesus Feminist giveaways and guest posts coming up!

my own most-read post

In which this is for the ones leaving evangelicalism :: Set out, pilgrim. Set out into the freedom and the wandering.

Pinterest inspiration

want to do: 40 ways to keep a toddler busy

LOLZ: a pun can keep me chortling for days

want to remember: The constant happiness is curiosity. – Alice Munro 

and (especially on social media): Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

Wise Woman: Walk inside your story and own it. – Brene Brown

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

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That insane moment when you are reading President Jimmy Carter’s new book and see….a reference to an article you yourself wrote. (I Am Damaged Goods, originally atwww.deeperstory.com) President Jimmy Carter read an essay I wrote. NBD. #freakingout Even if it’s unattributed, this is a pretty cool moment.
(My thanks to Hannah Anderson who spotted it first and sent her copy to me as a gift.)
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)

weekend meditation

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and finally

Click here and enter your email address to receive new posts in your email inbox. Or subscribe using your favorite news/blog reader.

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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In which I link you up (vol. 46)

EVERYTHING

must read of the week

Speaking Fear, Praying Shalom by Osheta Moore and

Patriarchy and Abusive Churches by Rachel Held Evans

more link love

Urban Church Planting Plantations by Christena Cleveland

Towards a Deeper Theology of Women by Gail Wallace for The Junia Project

On Christian Celebrity by Richard Beck

On the Violences of Christian Taking by Seth Haines

Two Girls on the Run (One Probably Very Much Ahead of the Other, But Still) by Megan at Fried Okra

On Writing: Ego, Insecurity, and the Life of the Beloved by Micha Boyett (whose brilliant and necessary book, Found, releases on April 1!)

A God With Teeth by Esther Emery

We Heart: Fake Magazine Covers that Expose Real Issues Women Face at Ms. Magazine

Setting the Record Straight on Jesus, “Friend of Sinners” by Jonathan Merritt

Brief moments when I did not hate the Bible by Heather Caliri

Grab Audrey Assad’s new album at NoiseTrade

Charlie Bit My Finger: The Sequel with Chris and Liam Hemsworth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHfg6apNWcA

Jesus Feminist, out and about

Newsworthy with Norsworthy Podcast with Luke Norsworthy and me

UnSeminary Podcast with Rich Birch and me

Jesus Feminist: Redefining Biblical Womanhood by Amber Stamper for Patheos

Jesus Feminist: A Gospel of Empowerment by Erin Wathen

my own most-read post

In which you are a beloved warrior ::

It seems like every time I have entered into a new season or a new calling or a new opportunity, the voice in my head has always been, “Who do you think you are?”

Pinterest inspiration

want to do: stop smuggling kale

want to rememberSpirit, lead me where my trust is without borders.

Wise Woman: Not photoshopped

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

favourite instagram

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Thanks for your prayers for our Joe after his allergic reaction last week – he’s on the mend! (and relieved for a day outside at last, poor boy).
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)

weekend meditation

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you – from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. – 1 Peter 2:9 (MSG)

and finally

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 Have a lovely weekend!

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In which I link you up (vol. 45)

must-read watch of the week

 

more link love

Love that is thick by Idelette McVicker

What women want from the church: full inclusion by Gail Wallace

When God Calls a Complementarian Woman into Ministry by April Fiet

I Said It. by Jackie at Always Unplugged

If:Table – A Toast and a Prayer by Shauna Niequist

Drowning in Five Acts by Laura Turner

Space to Tell the Truth – an Ash Wednesday Reflection by Andrew Arndt

What’s wrong with buying your way onto the bestseller list? by Jared C. Wilson

9 sentences every book-lover should read by Leigh Newman

Please Lord, let him be funny by Jamie Wright

 

Jesus Feminist, out and about

Patheos Book Club (including a new Q&A with yours truly)

(un)seminary podcast with Rich Birch

Joyful News for Women and Men: Jesus Feminist, a Review by Elizabeth Nordquist

me, a Jesus Feminist (the becoming) by Rachel Haas

I have to know who I am: “One woman’s yes” with Sarah Bessey by Heather Caliri

my own most-read post

In which it snows in the morning :: Watch the snow fall in the ordinary beauty of a Sabbath spent practicing what makes you feel most fully human.

Pinterest inspiration

want to do: easiest floral crowns for kids or this perfect evening

want to remember: Make art. Make tea. Make love. Make do.

Wise Woman: “I just love bossy women.”

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

favourite instagram

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(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)

weekend meditation

My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. – Galatians 5:16

and finally

Click here and enter your email address to receive new posts in your email inbox. Or subscribe using your favorite news/blog reader.

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!

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