Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World

Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World

by Emily P. Freeman
Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World

Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World

by Emily P. Freeman


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Our obsession with bigger and faster is spinning us out of control. We move through the week breathless and bustling, just trying to keep up while longing to slow down. But real life happens in the small moments, the kind we find on Tuesday, the most ordinary day of the week. Tuesday carries moments we want to hold onto—as well as ones we'd rather leave behind. It holds secrets we can't see in a hurry—secrets not just for our schedules but for our souls. It offers us a simple bench on which to sit, observe, and share our stories.

For those being pulled under by the strong current of expectation, comparison, and hurry, relief is found more in our small moments than in our fast movements. In Simply Tuesday, Emily P. Freeman helps readers

· stop dreading small beginnings and embrace today's work
· find contentment in the now—even when the now is frustrating or discouraging
· replace competition with compassion
· learn to breathe in a breathless world

Jesus lived small moments well, slow moments fully, and all moments free. He lives with us still, on all our ordinary days, creating and redeeming the world both in us and through us, one small moment at a time. It's time to take back Tuesday, to release our obsession with building a life, and believe in the life Christ is building in us—every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800722456
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 531,200
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Emily P. Freeman is the author of Grace for the Good Girl, Graceful, and A Million Little Ways. She also writes at her own blogs, Chatting at the Sky and Hope*ologie, and contributes to DaySpring's (in)courage. Whether writing or speaking, Emily's words create space for souls to breathe, offering fresh perspective on the gracefulness of the everyday and the sacredness of our inner lives. She and her husband live in North Carolina with their three children. Connect with Emily online at

Jennifer Tucker is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves creating art that celebrates the gift of every day, the joy of family, and the love of Jesus. She and her husband live in Georgia with their two daughters. Connect with her at

Table of Contents

Introduction: One inch above the ground 13

Part 1 Discovering Our Tuesday Home 21

1 Cities & Benches: An accidental sighting of the kingdom of God 23

2 Moments & Time: Counting the smallest day of the week 39

3 Gates & Cul-de-Sacs: Uncovering the home we bring with us 55

Part 2 Embracing Our Tuesday Work 69

4 Effort & Outcomes: The truest job description of every believer 71

5 Success & Envy: Accepting the importance of our right-now work 86

6 Stairwells & Stages: Learning to receive the gift of obscurity 98

Part 3 Finding Our Tuesday People 115

7 Community & Competition: Finding Safe Places to Feel Insecure 117

8 Children & Grown-Ups: An Invitation TO Move Downward with Gladness 131

9 Honesty & Maturity: Learning to Relate in the Power of the Spirit 143

Part 4 Accepting Our Tuesday Soul 157

10 Prayer & Questions: Making friends with the fog 159

11 Desire & Disappointment: Why clarity is overrated 171

12 Confession & Laughter: Why lightheadedness is the truest kind of miracle 183

Part 5 Seeing beyond Tuesday 203

13 Vision & Contentment: Learning to let love lead 205

14 Endings & Beginnings: Casting a hopeful vision for the future 218

15 Tuesday & Everything After: Living well in ordinary time 231

Note to Reader 243

Acknowledgments 244

Notes 247

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