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must-read of the week

This series happening at Momastery is just incredible.

Glennon wrote a post called The Sacred Scared and told us the truth: all of us are doing it scared. No one has it all together before they start. Now her friends are tellingtheir big fear or big mess (mine is coming up soon…). It’s a sacred space and it reminds us all that you don’t have to have everything figured out to show up anyway.

more link love

The Cost by Rachel Held Evans

Worthy by Austin Channing Brown

4 Things to Know About What’s Happening in Ukraine at NPR

Leaving Church to Save our Souls by Kathy Escobar

A Careful Charismatic by Kelley Nikondeha (this is so my own story, it’s ridiculous)

A series by Richard Beck about the Theology of Johnny Cash? TAKE MY MONEY.

3 D’s and the Big Three: A Guide to Survival Mode by Megan Tietz

How to build a writer’s platform: an old fashioned recipe by Esther Emery

Why I’d Rather Write on Facebook Than Actually Blog by Kelly at Love Well

In which I give you all a medal by Lisa-Jo Baker

Yoga Mats and Fire Pits: On Space for the Broken by Abby Norman

The most revolutionary question you can ask by Emily P. Freeman

Do we really need to go back to the first century? by Amy Simpson

3 ways to rescue the family dinner hour from chaos by Beth of Red & Honey

What does the Gospel make possible for women in 2014? by Suzanne Burden for The Junia Project

Why Middle-School Girls Talk Like Babies – And What Teachers Can Do About It by Jessica Lahey for The Atlantic

If you’re looking for a new way to mark Lent this year, check out Brandy’s e-course here.

This will make your day: This is what a pastor looks like

The funniest thing you’ll see this week.

Jesus Feminist, out and about

Embody Feminism (+ a giveaway of Jesus Feminist and Unladylike) with Aaron Smith

Super Parenting Library Giveaway (including Jesus Feminist!) with Dulce Chalé

(if you’re writing about Jesus Feminist, let me know!)

my own most-read post

In which the moments are ours alone now: on (not) blogging about tinies ::

I need my children to know that they aren’t blog fodder. I need them to know that they can grow up without an audience being privy to their sacred moments.

I need them to know that when they curl up around me in that old leather chair that their secrets are safe with me.

Pinterest inspiration

want to do with tiniesList of books for young readers

want to wear: our worship pastor was wearing this on Sunday and now I’m obsessed.

want to remember: Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. – Thoreau

Wise Woman: Being tender and open is beautiful…..(lessons from Zooey Deschanel)

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

favourite instagram

The Hair
My little Evelynn and U.S. ice dancer Charlie White are hair twins!

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

weekend meditation

A pretentious, showy life is an empty life;

a plain and simple life is a full life.

Proverbs 13:7 (MSG)

and finally

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 Have a lovely weekend!

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  • Tim

    I’ve been seeing that Elle est Forte shirt here and there Sarah, and love that simple message. I wonder about tying it to Proverbs 31 though. The woman depicted there wasn’t a real person, from my reading, but rather the personification of Wisdom. Wisdom is strong, though, so maybe it still fits the French phrase! 😉

    Cheers,
    Tim

  • Your links are my weekend reading – so great. I loved Esther’s piece. It reminds me of another great post I read this week by Natalie Trust – “I Don’t Want to Stand on Your Shoulders” http://natalietrust.com/?p=1573 Obviously, the topic of connection is strong this week! Can’t wait to meet everyone at Faith and Culture Writer’s Conference in Portland next month.

  • Kate Wallace-The Junia Project

    Thanks for the share Sarah! I am putting all of these on my reading list for the weekend 🙂

  • Anne Bogel

    I clicked on the books for young readers and was totally surprised at what popped up. (Thanks!)

    But the real reason I needed to comment (aside from the gratitude for the fab list of links) was to say THAT INSTAGRAM! Ohmigosh. Fabulous.

  • AnnVoskamp_HolyExperience

    I love you.
    The end.

  • Austin

    Thanks so much for adding “Worthy” to your list, Sarah. It means a lot that it would be so well received when it came from a pretty raw place. Appreciate it, Friend!

  • brandyglows

    Thank you so much for adding Be to this list. My vision for it and all of the blood, sweat, and tears the teachers and I have put into it has been one great big exercise in vulnerability. It’s one of those projects that gives me goosebumps because it feels like it really is going to make a difference in the world. I am so honored that you think it’s worth checking out. Thank you. <3

  • I want that comic made into a poster.