Before I forget to say it, I want to thank you. It has been such a joy to read this book with so many of you and to spend some time live on Periscope each week! It’s beautiful to see women from around the world reading together and being inspired by Emily’s words, and to hear how God is using Simply Tuesday in your lives. If you have a story like that you’d like to share with us, you’re welcome to leave it in the comments, or email us at email@example.com. It would be our honor to hear from you!
And now, in case you missed Tuesday’s live chat, here are the replays from Tuesday! Emily shares in hers about the 3 phrases our souls will never understand, and in my intro I share about a special coupon code you can use to purchase this necklace for $15 (with free US shipping). The code is SIMPLYNECKLACE and you can enter that at checkout when you add one to your cart at dayspring.com.
- Chapter 10: Have you ever felt guilty for struggling, especially when your life seems good?
- Chapter 11: In what ways are you tempted to build a city in the midst of disappointment? What would it look like for you to sit on a bench instead?
- Chapter 12: What connections and experiences have you missed because you are either remembering a former embarrassment or fearing a new one?
Spend a little time sitting in silence to give your own soul a chance to come out. Consider answering the questions listed on page 168.
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Next week we’ll be discussing Part 5: Seeing Beyond Tuesday (chapters 13-15). See you then for our final week together!Leave a Comment
Lyli Dunbar says
Chapter 10: I think struggling is just a part of being human. As I’ve gotten older, I realize that this world is really not my home… so there is going to be a “restlessness” while I am here.
Chapter 11: What I got from reading this chapter is the buidling a city is actually turning away from your disappointment, rather than sitting with it. Honestly, I think that if you don’t learn to sit with your disappointment, you can’t walk wth God. I can’t do life without HIm, so I’ve had to embrace the fact that things aren’t always going to go the way I want… but God has away of turning things around and making beauty out of ashes. I just need to trust. “Look for the beauty” is my new motto, I think.
Chapter 12: I was really convicted by Emily’s perspective on how we are to handle “boredom.” I think sometimes I miss the beauty of the everyday ordinary of today because I am looking forward to something spectacular down the road. I also loved it when she said, “Don’t try to change your atitude. Bring your atitude into the presence of Christ.” — So, to answer your question, I think I am mising experiencing more of Christ because I am so gosh darn focused on my personal happiness on most days.
Ana Brooks says
Chapter 10: Have you ever felt guilty for struggling, especially when your life seems good?
I have. I think I have been afraid that others would judge me as too sensitive, and reject me instead of pursue me.
Chapter 11: In what ways are you tempted to build a city in the midst of disappointment? What would it look like for you to sit on a bench instead?
I am tempted to do everything perfectly. I think sitting on bench would look like resting in God’s perfect love.
Chapter 12: What connections and have you missed because you are either remembering a former embarrassment or fearing a new one?
I feel like I am missing all of the possible connections in front of me right now.