must-read of the week
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
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.
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
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.
want to do with tinies: List of books for young readers
want to remember: Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. – Thoreau
(I pin all manner of inspiration and ideas at Pinterest. You can follow me here.)
(I do more of my “daily life” keeping at Instagram: my username is sarahbessey)
A pretentious, showy life is an empty life;
a plain and simple life is a full life.
Proverbs 13:7 (MSG)