In which I link you up (vol 1.6)


Our Little Angel … sort of (he wasn’t thrilled about wearing a dress and a “princess crown” at preschool

Link Love

Lamentations by Jen Hatmaker

God Can’t Be Kept Out by Rachel Held Evans

26 Moments that Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year at Buzzfeed

Breastfeeding in the Back Pew by Rachel Marie Stone for Christianity Today

Looking Back: Year End by Troy & Tara Livesay

2012 Year in Pictures Part One and Part Two at The Big Picture

It Always Ends in Redemption by Sara Sophia for Deeper Story

The Refugee King by D.L. Mayfield for Deeper Church


My own most-read post

In which we need pragmatists and prophets

Build a school today, transform a community forever

In case you missed my slobbering all over Twitter and Facebook on the subject: we’re fully funded.

Yes, we’re building that school in Haiti. Groundbreaking is in January.

Picture of the Week

Kelley Nikondeha, Idelette McVicker, and me the other night. I don’t think we took a breath all night. (Plus Tina Francis!)

Women who love + good food + wine + India meets Africa + marriage wisdom talks = brilliant

Weekend Meditation

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”  – Barbara Kingsolver

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  • Erin Adams

    The angel picture of Joe is classic! Love it!
    Loved -God will not be kept out & Breastfeeding in the back pew.
    I linked to you the other night, too. The post from last year, from “Q”, when her granddaughter taught her how to pray. That has been the way I have been praying this month.
    Merry Christmas to you Besseys!

  • D.L. Mayfield

    thanks for the link love! the picture of joe is amazing, and you three ladies together are perfection.

  • Tara Porter-Livesay

    thanks for including us Sarah! love and prayers coming your way.

  • stacy

    Ah yes, I have a picture of my son in a similar ensemble making a similar face.