Happy Hour #67 is with Sarah Bessey. Sarah is a writer, momma, wife, Canadian, and teacher. She's written two books: Jesus Feminist + Out of Sorts.


On today's show we discuss  how beautiful Canada is, how we as women can do both motherhood and work well. Her words on balancing motherhood + work life were encouraging to me. Of course I chatted with her about my conversation with Kari Sowers about creativity. I surely hope you guys aren't tired of hearing about this, but when I recorded this show it was heavy on my heart and mind.

Sarah shares the story of her fourth child and how that rocked her world and blessed it all in one. The journey to Maggie's life is one full of faith and joy! I enjoyed our conversation today and hope that you will as well!

{Listen to show HERE & I would love it if you would share with your friends. It's super easy, just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Sarah Bessey blog

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

Eve by WM Paul Young + Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford + Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert + Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner

Poet: Luci Shaw, Mary Oliver, Wendell Barry

What Sarah is loving: David's Tea, Great British Bakeoff, Magic Lessons podcast

“The idea of balance is crap” @sarahbessey on doing both motherhood and work well

“It's good for my children to see me loving what I do, and to see me pursuing my passions … to see me as a whole person, instead of just one role in their life.”

“It's good for my children to see work as a blessing.”

Connect with Sarah

Twitter // Facebook // Instagram


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