Listen now (24 mins) | This is the audio recording of I AM the Resurrection and the Life :: A Field Notes Holy Week. To read the post or follow along, click here. The audio differs just a bit from the written essay because I recorded it and then, like most writers, couldn’t resist tinkering a bit more with the words until the moment of pressing Publish.
I loved the opportunity to listen instead of read this time...which meant my hands and eyes were free for some stitching. Now your words are knitted into the front of a vest for my son. :)
When I looked at your email this Easter morning I was thinking I would love to hear your voice. Thank you.
I'm a new subscriber and have been fed by your words
I have been following you since last year. Right around this time when I heard that Rachel had died. I understand what that's like to lose a friend. To lose a friend when you know God can raise them from the dead. But He doesn't.
Thank you for giving voice and speaking healing in the answered questions. It is enough
Thank you so much for this, Sarah. Your reading it made all the difference. I probably would not have read your essay due to its length, but it was wonderful to listen to your voice. It felt like you were in the room talking right to me, not just on the computer screen or on paper. Thank you for sharing your heart. For this one, in the midst of so many faith adjustments and in this COVID-19 moment, it was truly a blessing.
Oh my....so powerful and authentic! My husband and I listened to your message and were so drawn into it. Thank you!!
Sarah - you have a lovely speaking voice. Thank you for this beautiful message.
It’s hard to put into words how hearing your words here rended my soul, and as they did I felt the tenderness of the divine gaze and the with-ness of Jesus. I needed to cry, and I did. Thank you for being willing to put to words the vulnerability and uncertainty you’re experiencing. It seems to me that I can’t experience great joy without also experiencing great sorrow. I should like it if that we’re not so, but there it is.
Thank you for this, Sarah. Being able to listen to you, as author and speaker and seeker and sister in Christ, allowed me to experience more Presence, than if i had only read the words. And i appreciate having both.... especially today, on Easter. —- Yesterday, i experienced “the darkness of holy saturday”. Thank you for naming that heaviness of spirit that overflowed as tears for the losses my heart and soul and body grieved deeply.—— Today i have hope. And i “am choosing rest alongside God With Us which is our country of grace for today.” 💗
So much goodness here. Thanks for sharing your heart... it is resonating with mine this morning.
I'm only 30 seconds in and I am already appreciating hearing this in your voice. So glad to be here.
I’m having trouble singing resurrection songs today. Still feels like Saturday.
Thank you! I loved hearing your voice.
Yes. I finally got around to listening to this post tonight and loved loved loved listening instead of reading it. It allowed for a deeper meditation. Plus, not only is your voice soothing, but your daughter hollering for her dad midway through was the best reminder of the beauty in imperfection (I’m trying to be a recovering perfectionist, but most days fail at the recovering part). I also appreciated the coziness and hospitality I felt of being in your home with you. Just real. Thank you.
This is so beautiful and speaks in to some many of our situations at present. Thank you for your spoken and written words xxxx
I listened to this Easter Monday, when I woke up way too early (not intentionally). It was healing to listen to, even in my not quite awake state. I just listened through again and took notes to try and hold on to all these healing words. Thank you. And thanks for reading it - it brings your words alive in a new way.
Sarah, this is beautiful. Thank you so much. I know it takes a lot of vulnerability to share your voice- especially with something so tender as this <3 Thank you. I'm finding great comfort these days in hearing familiar voices- it feels like a more intimate and personal connection. I so appreciate this!
Yes! Please read your intentions each week for us to hear. Your emotions; sweet and tender, thick with your own voice. Loved it!