the best news, first
We did it! The SheLoves Well is currently at $11,025. YES, there will officially be a SheLoves Well in Bubanza and our friends will drink from this Well of Love and friendship and global community.
Thank you so much to *everyone* who gathered in Circles of Grace and gave from your hearts this past week. Happy WELLentine’s Day, from the bottom of our collective hearts.
now some link love
Finding God in a Little White Pill by Amanda Williams for A Deeper Family
Why Female Empowerment Doesn’t Have to Look Like Beyonce by Karen Swallow Prior for FaithVillage
Reclaiming Repentance as a Progressive Christian by David R. Henson
There Has to Be a Better Way by Luke Harms for A Deeper Family
Personal Style & Pinterest by Laura of Hollywood Housewife
Back Around Again by Amber Haines
Let Him Easter in Us by J.R. Goudeau
The Absurd Legalism of Gender Roles by Rachel Held Evans
whatever you do, don’t let them take your faith by kathy escobar
just once by Megan at SortaCrunchy (Megan had her twins!!!)
What is freedom? by Danielle Strickland for SheLoves Magazine
So Totally Relige! weekly video by Kristen Howerton and Elizabeth Esther
Sobering Up by Seth Haines
Why We Write by Shauna Niequist
We miss you, Richard Twiss at Red Letter Christians
Tea Time (photo essay) at The Big Picture
47 of Beyoncé’s Absolute Best Dance Moves (gif-versions) at Buzzfeed
my own most-read post
Me: Hey, Internet, if you have a minute, can you help me pick out an author picture?
Internet: OMG, YES WE HAVE OPINIONS
In case you missed the announcement on my Facebook page, final tally is in:
After 353 votes, Final Tally for the official “author photo” is:
Photo 1 = 159
Photo 2 = 173
Photo 3 = 4
Photo 4 = 17
So I sent in Picture 2 as my official photo! Thanks everyone for making this whole process such fun for me. I did put a smiling-and-wearing-my-beloved-dorky-glasses picture on my About page as a peace offering. Love doing all this weird stuff with you guys.
favourite instagram (@sarahbessey)
Brian and I celebrated 14 years since our first date (the day before Valentine’s Day) this week. Sometimes it feels like two or three lifetimes ago, we were such different people then. And so I couldn’t resist sharing this picture of us from a banquet probably a month or so after that date. We look about 12 years old (we were 19), and Brian still had acne. It makes me all kinds of happy.
Generation after generation stands in awe of your work, each one tells stories of your mighty acts.
Your beauty and splendour have everyone talking, I compose songs of your wonders.
Your marvellous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness. …
God is all mercy and grace – not quick to anger, is rich in love. God is good to one and all; everything he does is suffused with grace.
Psalm 145 : 4-9
What was your favourite read online this week? Share it with the rest of us!