Sarah Bessey's Field Notes

Sarah Bessey
The popular newsletter from writer Sarah Bessey with exclusive essays, the books worth reading, good things, The (Secret) Field Notes Podcast, special devotional series, theology deep dives, community conversations, and so much more.
Created 28 Dec 2018
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  • Sharing faith with our kids, good words, holding onto hope, why we left Abbotsford, and so much more
    05 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 8
    Hi friends, As I am wont to do every few weeks, last Friday I opened up an AMA (which stands for “Ask Me Anything” in Internet-speak) on my Instagram Stories for your questions to build this week’s Fi...
  • The Secret Field Notes Podcast Ep. 13
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 16 14
    Hi friends, I didn’t realise that when I send out the monthly round-up that it’s only been going to those folks who have a free subscription to Field Notes. So that meant those of you who are paid sub...
  • I would pray but I think I already am
    21 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 38 54
    Hi friends, I know I promised to tell you more about our real lives again, like the old days, so here I am. Behind our new house here in Calgary, there is a mostly empty field filled with coyotes, dee...
  • All right, let's talk about hell
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 91 75
    Hi friend, Welcome to our new series Back to the Bonfire, where we gather around a metaphorical bonfire to have conversation about theology. You can click here to read more about the origin of this se...
  • The Secret Field Notes Podcast Ep. 12
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 7
    Welcome to The Secret Field Notes Podcast where Sarah Bessey reads - and sometimes preaches - her Field Notes essays for subscribers. This week, Sarah is reading an essay published on September 14, 20...
  • The Good Things of September
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 28 45
    Hi friends, Well, the kids are back in school and I am alone in my house for the first time in what feels like forever. This has felt like the last finish line for our life-upending move to Calgary. T...
  • Book Corner for August
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 20 42
    Hi friends, I regret to inform you that in the aspen lane behind our house, the leaves are changing colour. Now, we all know that I adore autumn as a season and as an aesthetic - never once have I bee...
  • A Blessing for Your Faults
    24 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 28 29
    Hi friends, Before we begin: You can listen to me read this essay as part of The Secret Field Notes Podcast. Today’s essay is Episode 11. (For new subscribers, this is the private podcast feed for Fie...
  • The Secret Field Notes Podcast, Episode 11
    24 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 3
    Welcome to The Secret Field Notes Podcast where Sarah Bessey reads - and sometimes preaches - her Field Notes essays for subscribers. This week, Sarah is reading an essay published on August 24, 2021 ...
  • Telling the truth today
    17 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 57 85
    Dear friend, My friend Rachel used to post little notes around her computer desk as reminders while she was writing, things like “one true sentence” and “humour, hope, details” and “trust yourself.” H...
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