Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World
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Is your soul being held hostage by hustle?
If you've grown weary of do more and dream bigger, small-moment living is just what you need. Real life happens in the small moments we find on the most ordinary day of the week. Tuesday holds secrets we can't see in a hurry--secrets not just for our schedules but for our souls. In Simply Tuesday, Emily P. Freeman shows you how to
· embrace today's work
· find contentment in the now
· replace competition with connection
· learn to breathe in a breathless world
It's time to release our obsession with building a life, and believe in the life Christ is building within us--one simple Tuesday at a time.
"Whether you are looking for meaningful standards of success, relief from worldly comparison and pressure, or direction for your lost soul, Simply Tuesday promises a journey with great rewards."--Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama
"It doesn't hold the thrill of a new beginning or the anticipation of almost-finished. It's simply Tuesday. An ordinary day filled with beautiful, breathtaking moments I missed, until Emily Freeman taught me how to see."--Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart
"A deep breath for my soul."--Ellie Holcomb, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter
"A call to appreciate the small, simple things in life."--Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Sparkly Green Earrings
Emily P. Freeman is the author of A Million Little Ways, Graceful, and Grace for the Good Girl. She writes online at Chatting at the Sky and Hope*ologie, and contributes to DaySpring's (in)courage.
Twitter and Instagram: @emilypfreeman
Join others on the journey at #itssimplytuesday
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 www.littlehousestudio.net.
"Simply Tuesday has done my soul a world of good. It's a beautiful invitation to slow down, embrace our smallness and our ordinary moments, and to enjoy the company of our Creator in each one. It's helped me to know how to live out the song I sang as a child, 'This is the day that the Lord has made! I will rejoice and be glad in it.' This book is like a deep breath for my soul."
Ellie Holcomb, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter
"We live in a time where we are led to believe that everything bigger is better and something in my soul has been telling me for a while now that isn't necessarily the case. And that's why I am so thankful for Emily Freeman's new book, Simply Tuesday. Emily has a way of putting an idea on the page in a way that is heartfelt and authentic and paints a picture that you've seen in your head but been unable to articulate. Simply Tuesday is a call to appreciate the small, simple things in life, and as I read it I found myself breathing a deep sigh of relief and nodding my head yes and basically underlining every other sentence. Do yourself a favor and read this call to simplicity by Emily. You won't regret a minute of it!"
Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Nobody's Cuter Than You
"In a world where bigger, better, faster, and louder are celebrated and valued, it may seem silly to go on a search for smallness. Simply Tuesday proves why such a journey is not only important, but is vital to a fulfilling existence. Within the pages of this beautifully crafted book, Emily Freeman reveals how the kingdom of God can be found in the ordinary days, quiet moments, openhanded surrenderings, and honest confessions. Whether you are looking for meaningful standards of success, relief from worldly comparison and pressure, or direction for your lost soul, Simply Tuesday promises a journey with great rewards."
Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama
"It doesn't hold the thrill of a new beginning or the anticipation of almost-finished. It's simply Tuesday. An ordinary day filled with beautiful, breathtaking moments I missed, until Emily Freeman taught me how to see. Through small-moment living, my hurried heart is learning how to slow down and savor. How to search less and find more. How to leave margin in my schedule and sacred space in my days to let my soul breathe. If you are tired of wanting more while secretly longing for less, this book is for you!"
Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart; Proverbs 31 Ministries' Radio cohost of Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee
"For years, my vision for Larry has been that he live more settled, grounded in his identity in Christ and in his calling from Christ." (Rachael)
"And my vision for Rachael, an ongoing prayer, is that she rest, aware that nothing she does deepens that beauty of her already Christ-revealing soul. We sense that heeding Emily's counsel to live on Tuesday, slowing down enough to experience life's small moments, will move us toward those visions. Simply Tuesday could move you toward the settled rest that Jesus provides." (Larry)
Dr. Larry Crabb, author of Fully Alive; Director of NewWay Ministries
Rachael Crabb, coauthor of Listen In: Building Faith and Friendship through Conversations That Matter
"Emily Freeman is a compassionate friend on the journey. Her gentle words and charming spirit shine a warm and glittery light on all that is beautiful in our ordinary days and our everyday ways. What if there is blessing in the way of small beginnings? What if God takes great delight in the simple acts of bench-sitting and gate-opening and being kind to our next-door neighbor? What if the kingdom of God is built on tiny, little gestures on simple days like Tuesday? Emily invites us to consider the grace in God's counterculture invitation to embrace small things; things like the one-inch living of a simple Tuesday. This book is a delight and a gift."
Deidra Riggs, author of Every Little Thing; blogger at Jumping Tandem
"Emily Freeman is a writer after my own heart. She's not afraid to be quiet, to move at a leisurely pace, and to think probably a little too hard about things. She believes that meaning and delight and revelation are found in the small moments. Her writing will slow you down, help your soul exhale, and show you that Tuesday, and every ordinary day, is full of magic."
Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction
"Many of us are living at an unhealthy pace. We run from one task to another to another. We end up skimming the surface of life. This book challenges us to be present in the moments that we find ourselves in, and to live at depth with others."
Dave Runyon, coauthor of The Art of Neighboring
"Emily Freeman writes like a trusted friend and speaks countercultural good news to all of us. In a society where more is more, her desire to celebrate her 'smallness' is refreshing and inspires us to pay attention to what God is doing in the ordinary everyday of our lives. I deeply resonated with these themes."
Jill Phillips, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter
"Emily Freeman is one of the most gifted writers I have ever read"
Fil Anderson, author of Running on Empty and Breaking the Rules
"Emily's words ignited something new and fresh and invaluable deep within me."
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries on A Million Little Ways
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