In which I link you up (vol 1.13)

 link love

Tough Advice for a Young Idealist by Jena Nardella for Storyline Blog

Some of my favourite apps by Tsh for Simple Mom

Leaving Ministry by Adam S. McHugh

To the Young Ones by John Blase

Men are born free, but everywhere they are in chains by Jim Palmer

Eulogizing the Emerging Church and Defining a Missional Movement by Chris Morton

When this is a post about marriage and sex by Preston Yancey

How Gentleness Makes Our Children Great by Sarah Mae for (in)courage

Why It’s Okay to Cry by Ann Voskamp

Introducing our new advice column: Dear Kristen at Deeper Story

On letting the dream be loud by Arianne Segerman with Mabel + Riv

A 6-week spiritual formation course from Preston Yancey including poetry, Madeline L’Engle, and baking? Yes, please.

The F-Word: Why Feminism is Not the Enemy by Amy Lepine Peterson for Christ & Pop Culture

Bullies Called Him Pork Chop: He Took That Pain With Him and Then Cooked It Into This at The Upworthy

This Online Thing (or Why I Am Still Here) by Stuff Antonia Says

Any time I feel like quitting the Internet, something like #RickWarrenTips comes along.

Here’s the background from Tony Jones. But the best part about this meme is that the man himself, Rick Warren, took the joke like a champ and tweeted out his own #RickWarrenTips in the spirit of the game. Now THAT is how you use Twitter.  And now, a couple of my own contributions to the ridiculousness:

More cowbell. Can’t explain all the reasons why. #RickWarrenTips

favourite instagram (@sarahbessey)

A vast and complex parking garage/car playground constructed by Brian and the tinies last Sunday.


weekend meditation

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

– Mary Oliver


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your turn

What was your favourite read online this week? Share it with the rest of us!


  • Kamille Scellick

    Lots of good reads. I think Shauna Niequist is captivating me with Bread & Wine. I did indeed like Preston’s e-course.

  • Carolee
  • Preston Yancey

    Honoured as always, thank you, dear friend.

  • Chris Morton

    Thanks, Sarah! How’d you find me?

    • Sarah Bessey

      That’s a long story, Chris. (This blog used to be called Emerging Mummy for starters…)

  • Sarah Mae

    Thank you. :) Also, I love reading the articles you link to.

  • Tiffany Norris

    How to be polite online. They’re not hard and fast rules, but I think we’d all be a little happier if everyone operated this way.

    • Sarah Bessey

      Good word.

  • Jessica Hoover

    Honestly think my favorite read was your post over at Lisa-Jo’s. I’m not schmoozing. For realz, I’ve thought about it a dozen times since I read it. Made me think hard about the way I mother and if I mother fully with arms and heart wide.

    • Sarah Bessey

      Thank you, Jessica!

  • Ed_Cyzewski

    Epic link round up. But if I ever do see the Tardis, it’s gonna be hard to resist looking inside of it. Can’t explain all the reasons why.

    • Sarah Bessey


  • Arianne Segerman

    Thank you so much for supporting my big leap. xoxo

  • HopefulLeigh

    So, Mary Oliver should be the next poet I read, yes? What would you recommend?

    • Sarah Bessey

      Anything really, but I like Selected Poems vol 1 and 2.

  • Stephanie Spencer

    I have a pastor friend, Steve Wiens, who just started his own blog. Already he is putting out great stuff. This one was particularly good: Also, the tagline of his blog is, “The Actual Pastor: Living my life as is, instead of as if.” What’s not to love about a voice like that?

    I always appreciate you, Sarah. Truly. Your blog is so beautiful.

  • Janelle

    I always look forward to these posts! Your link round ups are always so good. And what a labor of love to put this post together. You go girl! :)


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