It's a tremendous honour to be guest posting here at Megan's place! Megan was one of the very first bloggers I discovered (right after Simple Mom) in 2008, I think. I had been blogging myself in obscurity and near-isolation for 3 years by that time, when I realised that there was this gorgeous, crazy, honest, crunchy, insightful, challenging group of mamas out here, writing about things that mattered to me. I think I devoured Megan's site in entirety in a week! I stalked her mercilessly after that, never missed a post.
When she did a series on birth stories, I couldn't resist sending her an unsolicited one about my son, Joseph (who was an unintended, unattended free birth in our parkade). She emailed back and we kept emailing and, now, I count Megan among my dearest friends. We joke that we're mind-twins, that somehow we're soul-sisters that found each other, her in Oklahoma, me here in British Columbia, and I feel like she is such a dear friend to me now. I love Megan's tender heart most of all, she is gentle-spirited even in her strong beliefs, and she teaches me, disciples me truly. So thankful for her voice in my own life and thankful to be part of this community she's created for all of us.
Sarah Bessey writes at www.sarahbessey.com, where she has become an accidental grassroots voice for postmodern and emerging women in the Church on issues from mothering to politics and theology to ecclesiology. Her writing has been well received in many publications including Church Leaders, Relevant Magazine, A Deeper Story, SheLoves Magazine, and Emergent Village. Sarah also works with Mercy Ministries of Canada, a non-profit residential home for women seeking freedom from life-controlling issues. She is a happy-clappy follower of Jesus and social justice wannabe. Sarah lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada with her husband, Brian, and their three tinies: Anne, Joseph and Evelynn Joan.