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Sarah Bessey
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NEW POST: In which I want to hear the Story again http://sarahbessey.com/want-hear-story/
These are the days when I sit down for the morning’s prayers at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Liturgy and laundry are the work of the people, according to Kathleen Norris, and now I can bear witness: the line between sacred work and secular work doesn’t exist anymore when the Spirit lives and moves within …
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NEW POST: In which I fall for the beautiful facade http://sarahbessey.com/beautiful-facade/ ‪#‎HONbloggers‬ // This entire story is pretty much a metaphor for my experiences in developing nations.
Oh, how pretty! Look over there! All the houses are painted the most wonderful colours! So, we the tourists, we pull over and take pictures of the lovely little houses on the hill. Purple, orange, apple green, sky blue, look at all the colours. What a wonderful public art project, I say. I wonder why …
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NEW POST: In which this is for the ones who stay sarahbessey.com/ones-who-stay/ "A few days ago, I wrote to the ones leaving. I believe every word of it still - I lived it. And today I have something to say to the ones who stay: you are doing good and holy work. Thank you for staying." 
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NEW POST: In which I admit that I didn’t like Paul // "Now I think that if Paul knew how a few of his words had been twisted, misinterpreted, and misapplied to be used against women, he would be broken hearted." http://sarahbessey.com/jesus-feminist-loves-paul/
I never liked the Apostle Paul very much. (Apparently you can type a sentence like that and not be struck by lightening. Who knew?) Like many Christians, I am drawn towards certain personalities or characters within Scripture. My heart has always aligned itself with the Apostle John. My sister has always had a soft spot …
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Great post. Too many times women are made to be second class citizens in God's eyes. There is nothing further from the truth.
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NEW POST: In which the Spirit inhabits the praises of the people http://sarahbessey.com/spirit-inhabits-praises-people/ 
image source I stand in the front row of the church – a few dozen of us in a community centre – clapping along to the repetitive and simple praise choruses about the exodus of Israel or the blood of Jesus or repeated proclamation of hosanna. The horse and the rider is thrown into the …
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NEW POST (and my last one from Haiti): In which the women of Haiti make me stand straight http://sarahbessey.com/women-haiti-make-stand-straight/ ‪#‎HONbloggers‬
A woman passed me on the sidewalk with an entire table on her head. It looked like she had put everything she wanted for her journey onto a table, crawled underneath it, and then stood up. She moved down the street with her neck straight, her eyes forward, because carrying the burden takes focus. Nobody …
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NEW POST: In which I'm looking for subversive hope "Haiti makes Walter Brueggemann make a bit more sense to me." http://sarahbessey.com/looking-for-hope/
Haiti makes Walter Brueggemann make a bit more sense to me. The Bruegg (as I affectionately and irreverantly think of him) is the theologian who has been wrecking building my life over the past year or so.  In The Prophetic Imagination, he writes that real hope only comes after despair. Only if we have tasted despair, …
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NEW POST: In which this is for the ones leaving evangelicalism http://sarahbessey.com/ones-leaving-evangelicalism/ "Set out, pilgrim. Set out into the freedom and the wandering."
I walked this path years ago: it is not an easy path. But there are a lot of us out here waiting for you. Can we ever really leave our mother church? Perhaps not. The complexity of tangled up roots isn’t easily undone. And yes, I think there is a way to reclaim and redeem …
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NEW POST: In which the Spirit inhabits the praises of the people http://sarahbessey.com/spirit-inhabits-praises-people/
image source I stand in the front row of the church – a few dozen of us in a community centre – clapping along to the repetitive and simple praise choruses about the exodus of Israel or the blood of Jesus or repeated proclamation of hosanna. The horse and the rider is thrown into the …
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NEW POST: In which you are a beloved warrior http://sarahbessey.com/beloved-warrior/ (My imperfect answer to the question, “Who do you think you are?”)
Who do you think you are? It’s the lie that whispers like smoke, breathes down our necks, and dismantles our vision and hope. How odd that a simple question can sound more like an accusation. Who do you think you are? And as women, we often hear this as the answer: insecure. manipulative. can’t be …
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Sarah Bessey is a writer and an award-winning blogger at sarahbessey.com. Her first book "Jesus Feminist" will be published by Howard Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) in November 2013. Sarah is an editor at A Deeper Story, and a contributor at SheLoves Magazine. She is a happy clappy Jesus lover, a joyful subversive, a voracious reader, an unrepentant hashtag abuser, and a social justice wannabe. She lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with her husband and their three tinies.
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