We have had a week around here. Y’all, it’s been two trips to the pediatric neurologist (everything’s fine, it’s all fine), every single person in our house has had a cold, we moved John’s office from one location to a different location (he has a lot of books is what I’m saying), and I’ve been preparing for a big launch next week.

Maybe you had a week too? If so, I want to offer you one simple way to take a soul breath this weekend.

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I know, I know it’s a thing right now. And maybe you aren’t on the adult coloring book bandwagon but I SO AM and I just bought a bunch of new pencils for me and my big self and it’s been a delightful way to slow down, embrace my smallness, and let my soul catch up with my body.*

If you don’t have a coloring book, I have a page for you to print right here. (Simply click the image below to download).

image from artist Jennifer Tucker

Recognize it? It’s actually the cover of our new coloring book releasing this spring (illustrated by the lovely Jennifer Tucker) and I can’t wait to share it with you.

It’s Simply Tuesday started in January 2015 as a simple hashtag on a Tuesday morning months before the book, Simply Tuesday, even released.

Now #itssimplytuesday on Instagram is like an online bench where we gather to remember that most of life happens not in brightness or in darkness, but in the medium light of our regular days.

So if you need a little extra dose of quiet this weekend, maybe you’ll want to print this page and color along with me.

For those of you who are regulars around here, I won’t be sharing weekend links this week but we’ll be back at it next week! May you find beauty and encouragement in even the smallest moments today.

Let’s Connect!

If you color this page and want to share it? Well I’d love to see it. As a thank you for sharing, we’ll choose one of you at random to receive a 30 minute call, Skype, or voxer session with me – whatever you prefer!

Maybe you’re a writer with writerly questions?

Or maybe your whole small group read Simply Tuesday and you want to have a ‘chat with the author’ night over Skype. All of you could enter and increase your chance! I’d love to meet you and your Tuesday people.

Or maybe you just want to talk about Alaska the Last Frontier and/or This is Us? I’m your girl. All the instructions are at the bottom of the coloring page you can download right here: Its Simply Tuesday – Coloring Page.

*That’s a line from Eugene Peterson that I just can’t quit.