Emily brought such a great word on her Periscope last week as we chatted about “Part 2: Embracing Our Tuesday Work” from Simply Tuesday. I loved when she said: “When I compete with you, I’m trying to do the same thing better, instead of connecting with you and doing my own thing well.” Isn’t that the truth? I often think of competition like a traffic jam — if we each stayed in our lane, merged thoughtfully, and let one another go ahead to keep everything moving, we’d push the Kingdom of God further forward — together — instead of jamming up the one lane we think we all need to be in at the same time.
In case you missed it, you can catch the full replay from last week on this post!
Today we’re going to be chatting with Emily about “Part 3: Finding Our Tuesday People” (chapters 7-9). If you’ve already read that section, woohoo! If you’ve just received your book and haven’t had a chance to get started, don’t worry! You can jump in at any time and join us — plus, hanging out with us live on Periscope is open to everyone!
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Here’s how it will work:
- At noon EST (in)courage will go live to chat, give you an extra fun giveaway announcement, etc. When our broadcast ends, you’ll jump over to watch Emily! If you’re following both of us, Periscope will tell you as soon as Emily is live!
- At 12:05 EST Emily will go live to discuss “Embracing Our Tuesday Work” and will answer some of YOUR questions! If you have something you’d like to ask the author, simply leave your question in the comments here on this blog post.
Q1. At the very beginning of chapter 7, Emily quotes Shauna Niequist, who says “With people, you can connect or compare but you can’t do both.” What are some practical steps you take when you find yourself comparing instead of connecting?
Q2. On page 138, Emily says “Small things have big influence.” When I was in the 7th grade, a teacher told me I was a great writer and invited me to write for our school newspaper — small words and an invitation that God used to get me right where He wanted me today. What small words or moments in your life have had a big influence?
Q3. Share something you highlighted as you read through (or your own celebrity sighting story!) — we love hearing what you’re loving! This week I’ve loved this line from Emily’s ending prayer in Chapter 9:
“May Christ be our security when we care too much about the little things and our salvation when we care too little about the big ones.” ~ Emily P. Freeman
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We’ll see you here Thursday, where you’ll be able to watch the replay of today’s live chat with Emily! Happy Tuesday, friends!Leave a Comment
Lyli Dunbar says
A1.I tell myself that my job is to be a cheerleader, not a Jerry Springer show contestant. 🙂 — I pray and ask God to help me to rejoice in my friend’s happy moment without saying “Look at me. Look at me.” — It’s not my moment to shine. I need to learn to take turns and play nice. This means saying no to my inner spoiled brat. (Help me, Jesus!)
A2. I was blessed to attend a great Christian school in Miami for middle school and high school — I gave my life to Christ in a chapel service there, and the teachers at that school were so caring and invested in our lives. The affirmation I received during that season changed the course of my life. I am so thankful. (It’s why I became a teacher!)
A3. I loved this from chapter 9: “Move toward others even as Christ moves within you. I am asked, invitd really, to move toward others in my weakness.”
Anna R. says
Jerry Springer – ha! Love your testimony, Lyli – thank you for faithfully sharing here.