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Tuesdays Suck.

Tuesdays, in my experience, are the hardest days of the week. Everyone expects that a Monday is going to feel the way it does, with the lingering feeling that the weekend shouldn't be over yet. But Tuesdays sneak up on you. They're usually the days when things break and people are unusually grouchy. Tuesdays are when strange things happen and you're not quite sure why things are as hard as they are, because it's not a Monday but there is still so much week left. By the time Wednesday rolls around, you're halfway there and the end is in sight. Thursdays are almost Fridays, and nobody hates Fridays. But Tuesdays... man, they'll get you every time.

I don't want to hate Tuesdays, but I find that they're often pretty rough. And I know that I often need a reminder that it's just one day, that even the most Tuesday of days will not last forever.

Welcome to Real Talk Tuesday, your Tuesday pep talk. This newsletter is designed to be a bright spot in your email inbox first thing each Tuesday morning, with what will hopefully be timely reminders that things tend to turn out better than they might seem to this early in the week.

Here's what this newsletter will NOT be:

  • An overly perky, flowery piece that makes you forget all your problems. That's not who I am, and that's not usually helpful for most of us anyway.
  • A lecture designed to make you feel bad about yourself or like you're not trying hard enough. There's enough of that in the world, and demeaning advice doesn't ever do any good.

Here's what you can actually expect:

  • Practical conversation about the ways that life has been hard in the last week.
  • Simple reminders that point to the things that are good.
  • Probably some really bad jokes.

And what better way to kick off a newsletter like this than with a 7 day devotional on joy! God laid this devotional on my heart about a year ago and I've been slowly working on it since then. Now it's ready to be seen by the world, and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you. As a subscriber to this newsletter, you are eligible to receive a copy for FREE.

I'd love to hear your feedback on it, if it encouraged you or challenged you to think about joy in a new way.

So here's to Tuesdays, and to choosing joy in spite of it all!