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Sarah Bessey

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Sarah Bessey is the author of the popular and critically acclaimed books, "Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith" and "Jesus Feminist." Her latest book is "Miracles and Other Reasonable Things." She is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, and universities all around the world. Sarah is also the co-curator and co-host of the annual Evolving Faith Conference and she serves as President of the Board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Sarah lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with her husband and their four children.

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Sarah Bessey "Read and write" sound like trite answers but I truly mean it. Much like how a couple getting married will sometimes spend all of their money, time, a…more"Read and write" sound like trite answers but I truly mean it. Much like how a couple getting married will sometimes spend all of their money, time, attention, and conversation on the wedding while neglecting preparing for the actual marriage, I think sometimes we spend so much time talking about how to get published that we forget the good basics of becoming a writer such as developing one's voice or practicing the craft or writing just for the sheer goodness of it. Publishing is always going to be a conversation, of course, and it should be but my advice is always to keep reading good books and to keep writing, even if no one is reading your stuff, because this is how you are developing your voice and your habit of faithfulness. (less)
Sarah Bessey The best thing I've found yet is to get outside. We live in British Columbia which is ridiculously lovely and anytime my brain or soul starts to feel …moreThe best thing I've found yet is to get outside. We live in British Columbia which is ridiculously lovely and anytime my brain or soul starts to feel a bit stale, I head outside for some quiet, a change of scenery, fresh air, and the reminder that the world is bigger than my blank page.
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Penny in the Air: My Story of Becoming Affirming

In my e-newsletter Field Notes, we have an “Ask Sarah” section where people can send in their questions to me and I try to answer them in future editions. Usually those questions are pretty simple and straightforward (i.e. what’s your favourite episode of Doctor Who?) but not always. The question that inspired this essay is one that I have been asked probably a hundred times in a hundred ways – n

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“I want to be outside with the misfits, with the rebels, the dreamers, second-chance givers, the radical grace lavishers, the ones with arms wide open, the courageously vulnerable, and among even—or maybe especially—the ones rejected by the Table as not worthy enough or right enough.”
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“Perhaps it is no wonder that the women were first at the Cradle and last at the Cross. They had never known a man like this Man—there never has been another. A prophet and teacher who never nagged at them, never flattered or coaxed or patronized; who never made arch jokes about them, never treated them as “The women, God help us!” or “The ladies, God bless them!”; who rebuked without querulousness and praised without condescension; who took their questions and arguments seriously; who never mapped out their sphere for them, never urged them to be feminine or jeered at them for being female; who had no axe to grind and no uneasy male dignity to defend; who took them as he found them and was completely unselfconscious. There is no act, no sermon, no parable in the whole Gospel that borrows its pungency from female perversity; nobody could guess from the words and deeds of Jesus that there was anything “funny” about woman’s nature. Dorothy Day, Catholic social activist and journalist”
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“I won't desecrate beauty with cynicism anymore. I won't confuse critical thinking with a critical spirit, and I will practice, painfully, over and over, patience and peace until my gentle answers turn away even my own wrath. I will breathe fresh air while I learn, all over again, grace freely given and wisdom honored; and when my fingers fumble, whenI sound flat or sharp, I will simply try again.”
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